With Hurricane Gustav taking aim at the Gulf states, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that Carnival Fantasy will not be returning to Mobile on Monday, Sept 1 as planned. Instead, the ship will remain at sea until Wednesday, Sept 3.
Are they rockin' and rollin' out there? Most definitely! The current cruise is a full-ship charter--The Elvis Cruise, which departed Aug 28th. Will we hear a lot of complaints about even MORE Elvis at sea than they bargained for? Based on my experience last year on The Elvis Cruise, I doubt it.
As a result of the storm-related delay, the 5-day Carnival Fantasy cruise scheduled to depart on Monday, Sept 1, 2008 will be a 4-day cruise departing on Wednesday, Sept 3, 2008 and returning Sunday, Sept 7, 2008. The 4-day cruise will depart from Mobile at 4:00 PM on Wednesday and visit Cozumel on Friday.
Passengers booked to sail on the new 4-day cruise will receive a 25% refund of the cruise fare paid. In addition, they will receive a 25% discount for a future 3- to 5-day Carnival cruise departing prior to Dec 15, 2009. This discount applies to the cruise fare only. Please understand this offer is non-transferable. If passengers elect not to sail on the 4-day cruise, Carnival asks that they contact the cruise line right away to cancel the booking. Passengers who cancel will receive a full refund and refunds will be processed in less than two weeks.
For all the cruise ship itinerary updates, Cruiseblogger has the latest reports for sailings affected by Hurricane Gustav, as well as Tropical Storm Hanna.