Tropical Storm Isaac – Cruise Itinerary Impacts – Updates

Isaac’s Projected Path (The Weather Channel)

Cruise Itinerary Changes/Cancellations – Updated 8/26 at 4:00pm

Current threat levels (The Weather Channel)

Tropical Storm Isaac has currently impacted 12 itineraries.

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE ALL ITINERARY CHANGES FROM CARNIVAL, NORWEGIAN, AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN.

Itinerary changes will be posted as soon as possible. Sometimes we may be delayed in posting, so please always check with your cruise line for changes.

CARNIVAL CRUISES

Carnival Destiny 

August 25th sailing

The Carnival Destiny will now switch the order of the ports during its 5 night western Caribbean. Instead of calling at Grand Cayman on August 28th, they will now call in Grand Cayman on the 27th with the Ocho Rios call now scheduled August 28th.

Carnival Dream 

August 25th sailing

The Carnival Dream will now drop the port of Nassau, Bahamas and instead replace it with a day at sea. The Dream will then switch it’s call dates for St. Thomas and St. Maarten with St. Maarten on the 28th and St. Thomas on the 29th. The Dream will then replace a day at sea for Grand Turk, then continuing on with a day at sea before returning to Port Canaveral.

Carnival Inspiration – UPDATED

8/27/12 DEPARTURES

Check-in for the Carnival Imagination is set for 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Carnival Legend – UPDATED 

CARNIVAL LEGEND – 8/26/12 DEPARTURE

Due to the expected port closure in Tampa, Carnival Legend will dock in Port Canaveral on Sunday, arriving at approximately 8 am.  Carnival is providing complimentary motorcoach service from Tampa to Port Canaveral. The Aug. 26 cruise is scheduled to sail at 8 pm from Port Canaveral. At this time, the Carnival Legend’s seven-day itinerary remains unchanged, however, the itinerary may change, depending on the path of the storm.  Although the Aug. 26 cruise will depart from Port Canaveral, it will end at the Port of Tampa as scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Carnival Valor – UPDATED

CARNIVAL VALOR – 8/19/12 DEPARTURE
The Port of Miami is expected to close by 11 pm on Saturday.  Weather permitting, the port will reopen on Monday at noon. Carnival Valor is currently sailing on an eight-day Caribbean cruise and will remain at sea until the port reopens.

CARNIVAL VALOR – 8/26/12 DEPARTURE 

Our scheduled 6 day cruise will be shortened to a 5 day cruise visiting Grand Cayman and Montego Bay.  Unfortunately, this means we will cancel our call in Key West.  Check-in for your cruise is now scheduled on Monday August 27, 2012, from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and sailing is set for 8:00 PM.  The times in Grand Cayman & Montego Bay remain unchanged.

We sincerely apologize for this disruption to your cruise.  Here are your options.

• Sail with us and receive a:
– One-day pro-rated refund of your cruise fare (refunded within the next 2 weeks)
– $50 per person on board credit
– Refund of the government fees and taxes for Key West
– Gratuities will also be adjusted to reflect the shortened voyage
– Shore excursions purchased for Key West will be automatically refunded
– Refunds will not be provided for flight changes, hotel accommodations, meals, transfers or other incidental costs.

• We realize this is an unexpected change in your travel plans and we certainly hope you still cruise with us.  However, should you wish to cancel or reschedule, please contact 1800 CARNIVAL to request your refund or future cruise credit.

Guests with Pre-purchased transfers:  Transfers from Miami Airport will be available from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Monday.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Norwegian Dawn 

August 24th sailing

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 

August 25th sailing

Norwegian Gem will depart New York as scheduled on Saturday to the Bahamas & 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.

Norwegian Sky – UPDATED

August 27th sailing

Norwegian Sky will delay her arrival into Miami on Monday, August 27. The ship is now expected to arrive between noon and 4 pm on Monday, depending on when the Port of Miami re-opens. Embarkation for guests on the ship’s four-day Bahamas cruise will now take place at 5 pm. Norwegian Sky is expected to depart at 10 pm and follow her existing itinerary.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN

Allure of the Seas 

August 26th sailing

Given Tropical Storm Isaac’s current location and projected path, and the forecasted weather for South Florida, Allure of the Seas’ next sailing will now begin on Tuesday, August 28. Royal Caribbean asks that guests who are scheduled to sail on Allure of the Seas on Sunday, August 26, not arrive at the port until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28. Royal Caribbean kindly asks that guests come to the terminal between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, for check-in and boarding.

Regrettably, the delayed departure will have an impact on the scheduled itinerary. Allure of the Seas will now spend Wednesday, August 29, at sea, call to Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday, August 30, spend Friday, August 31, at sea, and Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday, September 1.

If you are sailing on Allure of the Seas’ next sailing and you feel you will not be able to arrive on Tuesday, please call Royal Caribbean at 888-829-4050 in the U.S., and 408-926-9002 internationally.

Majesty of the Seas – UPDATED

August 27th sailing

The Port of Miami closed at 11:00 p.m. yesterday evening and plans to reopen on Monday, August 27.  Because of this, Majesty of the Seas’ boarding on Monday will be delayed. Boarding will now start on Monday at 5:00 p.m.  Guests can begin arriving at 5:00 p.m. and should arrive no later than 8:00 p.m.

Majesty of the Seas will call on Nassau, Bahamas, on Tuesday, August 27, as scheduled.  However, the arrival time in Nassau may be impacted by the later departure.  More information will be provided to guests once they board the ship.

Monarch of the Seas – UPDATED

Boarding for Monarch of the Seas will begin at 1:00 p.m., as scheduled.  Monarch of the Seas will spend Wednesday, August 29, at sea, and call to CocoCay, Bahamas, on Thursday, August 30.

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