Tropical Storm Ernesto – Cruise Itinerary Impacts – Updates

Weather Channel – Projected Path

Storm Information – Updated 8/8 at 9:40pm

Hurricane Ernesto is now a tropical storm with 50mph winds and moving west at about 7mph.  Tropical Storm Ernesto is now a weak storm and is expected to bring a lot of rain to Mexico.

This is the final update on this storm.

Cruise Itinerary Changes/Cancellations – Updated 8/8 at 9:40pm

Tropical Storm Ernesto has currently impacted 6 itineraries and 1 port.

This is the final update on this storm.

Current threat levels. (Weather.com)

Port of Cozumel

Disney and Carnival Cruise Lines have now postponed the arrival of ships in Cozumel due to Hurricane “Ernesto”.
The Port Authority of Quintana Roo announced changes in the arrival of cruise ships, at the request of the cruise lines due to Hurricane Ernesto.

Carnival Dream

The Carnival Dream is now cancelling stops in Belize, Roatan, and Costa Maya. These ports will be replaced with calls in Progresso, Freeport, and Nassau.

Carnival Elation

The Carnival Elation spent a day at sea instead of calling in Progresso and will now continue on to Cozumel.

Carnival Imagination

Carnival has now announced that the Carnival Imagination will add an overnight in Nassau, Bahamas along with a day in port. The overnight and Nassau call is now taking the place of calling in Cozumel and a day at sea.

Carnival Legend

In order to remain at a safe distance from the storm, we will have to modify the Carnival Legend’s itinerary and cancel our calls to Belize and Mahogany Bay.  However, we have been able to add the wonderful port of Montego Bay, Jamaica to our new itinerary.

Below is the revised itinerary:

Day Port

Arrive

Depart

Sun TAMPA, FL

8:00 AM

4:00 PM

Mon “FUN DAY” AT SEA

At Sea

At Sea

Tue “FUN DAY” AT SEA

At Sea

At Sea

Wed MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

9:00 AM

6:00 PM

Thu GRAND CAYMAN

7:00 AM

3:00 PM

Fri COZUMEL, MEXICO

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

Sat “FUN DAY” AT SEA

At Sea

At Sea

Sun TAMPA, FL

8:00 AM

4:00 PM

Carnival Triumph 

The Carnival Triumph will now switch the dates for the ports of Cozumel and Progreso onto different days. Instead of calling in Progreso on the 6th, they Triumph will now call in Cozumel and will call in Progreso on the 7th.

* The Carnival Triumph will be late arriving into Cozumel due to Hurricane Ernesto.

Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy’s itinerary ahs now been switched from western Caribbean to eastern Caribbean. The Fantasy will now spend a day at sea instead of calling in Grand Cayman, call in St. Maarten instead of Costa Maya, and will call in St. Thomas instead of Cozumel.

* The Disney Fantasy will be late arriving into Cozumel due to Hurricane Ernesto.

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.