Port Canaveral is now back open and on its first full day back in business, there are six cruise ships docking from three different cruise lines.
Port Canaveral is Back Open!
This morning Port Canaveral opened back up after an assessment was made to make sure there was no damage after Hurricane Dorian. Now that Dorian is well away just off the South Carolina coast, Port Canaveral which is one of the largest and busiest cruise ports in the world has opened.
On Wednesday evening the port opened with restrictions but now with six cruise ships docking today it is fully open. Thousands of passengers will come and go as six vessels are in port from three different cruise lines.
The largest ship in Port Canaveral today is Harmony of the Seas and the Oasis-class ship will be departing an altered shorter cruise with just one call at Nassau, Bahamas. The ship will arrive back to her homeport on September 8.
Mariner of the Seas which is also operated by Royal Caribbean is ending her shorter altered sailing today and is expected to depart on her regular cruise tomorrow.
Carnival Cruise Line has three vessels in port today with Carnival Elation finally being able to depart on her cruise after the September 2 departure was canceled.
Carnival Ecstasy which is based out of Jacksonville will be departing from Port Canaveral today instead as JAXPORT remains closed. The cruise line is transporting passengers to the alternative port and has advised guest not to make their own way to Port Canaveral as the ship will return to Jacksonville on September 9.
Carnival Liberty is also docking at the port today after her September 2 departure was canceled due to Hurricane Dorian. The ship will finally be able to sail on her scheduled voyage tomorrow.
Disney Dream operated by Disney Cruise Line is arriving at the port today but won’t be departing until tomorrow just like two other cruise ships. The vessel is expected to sail her regular itinerary.
Three of the cruise ships arriving in Port Canaveral today are coming into either disembark passengers from their altered sailing or stock up ready to depart on Friday on scheduled cruises. Now that PortMiami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral are back open the cruise industry can start returning to normal operations. However, with Freeport, Bahamas devastated from Hurricane Dorian some voyages may still remain altered for a while.