Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Matthew Causes More Carnival Changes

(Tuesday, October 4, 5pm)  - Hurricane Matthew has caused Carnival to alter the itineraries of three more ships and make additional changes to two others that had already been revised.

Carnival Victory left Port Canaveral on Sunday for a four-night cruise to Nassau and Freeport with a sea day at the end. Carnival is removing the sea day and bringing the ship back one day early on Wednesday to avoid the storm which will probably close Port Canaveral on Thursday.

Carnival Pride left Baltimore on Sunday with most folks planning to go to the Caribbean. Instead they were told they visiting New York for a day and St. John. Even that got changed. They did arrive New York as (newly) planned on Tuesday, but instead of leaving, the ship will overnight in the port and give them a second day in the Big Apple before departing for Baltimore on Thursday at 5pm. There will be three sea days en route back to Baltimore where the ship will arrive on Sunday.

Carnival Breeze's seven-night out of Galveston on Sunday just got their ports and sea days reordered to stay out of Matthew's way. They were planning two sea days, then visiting Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel followed by a final sea day. The revised order is Cozumel (on Tuesday), Grand Cayman (on Wednesday) and Montego Bay (on Thursday).

Carnival Conquest is making a simple change. It's original itinerary took it from Ft. Lauderdale on Satuday to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao and Aruba, returning to Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday. The call at La Romana (Dominican Republic) was replaced with a sea day.

Carnival Sunshine is also making a simple change. It left New York on Saturday on a seven-night cruise round trip to Bermuda (King's Wharf). It was to spend three full days there and leave Bermuda at 5pm on Wednesday. It will now be leaving Bermuda at noon on Wednesday, just to keep plenty of room between the ship and Matthew.