Friday, August 24, 2012

Cruise News: Tropical Storm Isaac & Tropical Depression Joyce Alter Cruise Itineraries

Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Ecstasy will cancel its call to Half-Moon Cay on 8/26 and visit Freeport, Bahamas instead.

Norwegian Cruise Line
Statement: The safety and security of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance. Therefore, the company is closely monitoring the paths of Tropical Storm Isaac which is currently forecasted to impact the Bahamas and Florida, along with Tropical Depression Joyce which is currently forecasted to impact Bermuda.

Because of the storms, we are modifying the following itineraries:

Norwegian Sky will depart Miami today as scheduled on a three-day cruise to the Bahamas. The ship is cancelling its call to Great Stirrup Cay on Saturday. The ship will now call Nassau on Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm and spend Sunday at sea. Depending on the path of the storm, the ship may have a delayed arrival to Miami on Monday.

Norwegian Dawn will depart Boston as scheduled today to Bermuda. In order to maximize guests’ time ashore, the ship will arrive at 8 am on Sunday, three hours earlier than scheduled. Depending on the path of the storm, the ship may need to depart Bermuda earlier than scheduled.

Norwegian Gem will depart New York as scheduled on Saturday to the Bahamas and Florida. The ship will change the order of its ports, calling on Great Stirrup Cay on Tuesday, Nassau on Wednesday, and Port Canaveral on Thursday.

Guests on board the vessels will be kept up to date by the ships’ Captains. It is also important to note that Norwegian will continue to closely monitor the storms and if the paths change, they may need to modify these itineraries.

Disney Cruise Line
Statement: The safety of our Guests and Crew is always our first priority at Disney Cruise Line. We are closely monitoring the current weather conditions and path of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean and Tropical Storm Joyce in the Atlantic through the National Weather Service.

At this time, we have not made any changes to the following itineraries:

Disney Fantasy: August 25th, 7-night sailing to the Eastern Caribbean
Disney Magic August 25th, 8-night sailing to the Bahamas
Disney Dream: August 29th, 4-night sailing to the Bahamas

Should weather conditions change, our Captains can alter the ship's course or itinerary for the safety and well being of our Guests.

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