Even though the National Hurricane Center has just downgraded Erika to a Tropical Depression it’s still causing disruption throughout the cruise industry.
The storm has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression but could still cause disruption to the cruise industry. At the moment NOAA is reporting that the storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 MPH and is 130 miles of Camaguey, Cuba. The good news is that all warnings and watches have been discontinued but this could change as the storm moves north towards Florida. Meanwhile, all the major cruise lines are keeping everyone updated but with the constant change of the storm’s track it’s difficult to keep up.
Carnival Cruise Line Itinerary Changes
Here are the latest itinerary adjustments posted from Carnival Cruise Line. Some ships have already adapted to Erika and you can read about earlier ship changes by going to our Hurricane Watch section and choosing the reports.
Carnival Cruise Line has posted “Carnival Breeze departing from PortMiami will now call on Grand Cayman on Monday, Mahogany Bay, Roatan on Wednesday, Costa Maya on Thursday and Cozumel on Friday. Please keep in mind terminal doors will close at 3:30 PM and any guests arriving after this time will not be able to board. The ship will sail shortly thereafter.
Carnival Fascination departing from Jacksonville will not be able to call on Half Moon Cay. The ship will have an extended call in Nassau on Tuesday, September 1 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and then proceed to Freeport on Wednesday, September 2 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Carnival Valor departing from Port Canaveral will not be able to call on Nassau. The ship will have an extended call in St. Thomas on Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the remainder of her itinerary as scheduled.
Carnival Glory guests sailing from Miami should keep in mind terminal doors will close at 3:30PM and any guests arriving after this time will not be able to board. The ship will sail shortly thereafter. Her itinerary remains as scheduled.
Carnival has stated that no other ship itineraries have been adjusted but they are monitoring the storm and will keep passengers updated.
Royal Caribbean Itinerary Changes
Here are the latest itinerary adjustments posted by Royal Caribbean.
“Guests sailing on Freedom of the Seas are asked to arrive to the ship between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The ship will now depart at 3:30 p.m. Due to the current path of the storm, Independence of the Seas will now depart Port Everglades at 3:00 p.m. Check in and boarding will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.”
The cruise line also suggests guests sailing on Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas monitor this website for any additional updates.
Norwegian Cruise Line itinerary Changes
The cruise line has actually gone back to some original itineraries due to Tropical Storm Erikas unpredictable path which is constantly changing. “Norwegian Cruise Line continues to closely monitor the path of Tropical Storm Erika. Due to the westward track of the storm’s path, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Getaway will return to their originally scheduled itineraries. We continue to monitor the storm’s movement and will share any further updates as they become available.”
Cruise Hive will keep readers updated.