With Hurricane Irma now making its way towards Florida, and Hurricane Jose following a similar trajectory in the Caribbean, these storms have wreaked havoc on cruise vacations. Our thoughts are with fellow cruise travelers and friends in the affected regions. There have been many questions about travel conditions and cruise line changes. So, we have put together these Hurricane Irma cruise updates with the latest information from all of our cruise friends. If you have any additional information, please let us know. We want to keep this as up-to-date as possible.

Hurricane Irma Cruise Updates

Royal Caribbean International

For sailings that have been canceled (see below), the cruise line is providing a 100% refund, as well as offering cruisers a 25% future cruise credit if a cruise is re-booked within the next 30 days. The cruises that have been officially canceled at this point include:

Canceled Cruises
September 8: Enchantment of the Seas three day cruise to Bahamas from Miami
September 8: Majesty of the Seas three day cruise to Bahamas from Port Canaveral
September 9: Empress of the Seas five day cruise to Cuba from Tampa
September 11: Majesty of the Seas four day cruise to Bahamas from Port Canaveral (chartered)
September 13: Empress of the Seas four day cruise to Cuba from Tampa
September: 15 Majesty of the Seas three day cruise to Bahamas from Port Canaveral

Majesty of the Seas

For cruises that are being altered, Royal Caribbean is providing cruisers who cancel their cruises a 100% refund in the form of a future cruise credit. For travelers who are able and willing to cruise on these modified sailings, they will receive a 25-50% cruise refund in the form of refundable onboard credit and a 50% future cruise credit.  All refunds are based on the cruise fare charged for each room.

Altered Cruises
September 9: Adventure of the Seas departing on time with a port of call change adding an overnight in Aruba
September 9: Harmony of the Seas shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 for a four day cruise to Cozumel
September 10: Allure of the Seas shortened cruise departing on Sept. 13 for a four day Bahamas cruise
September 10: Oasis of the Seas shortened cruise departing on Sept. 13 for a four day Western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel
September 11: Enchantment of the Seas shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 for a 3 night Bahamas cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

The cruise line has canceled three cruises. All cruisers on those sailings will receive a full refund and a 50% future cruise credit.

September 8: Norwegian Sky 3 day Bahamas cruise from Miami
September 9: Norwegian Escape 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Miami
September 11: Norwegian Sky 4 day Cuba cruise from Miami

Cruise News January 29 2017

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line will issue travelers 100% refund for cruises that were canceled. For cruises that were shortened due to the storms, the cruise line is issuing guests prorated refunds for the days missed. Cruisers who canceled their cruises because of the changed itineraries will be granted complete refunds in the form of future cruise credits.

Canceled Cruises
September 7: Carnival Liberty three day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
September 8: Carnival Victory three day Bahamas cruise from Miami
September 9: Carnival Splendor five day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Everglades
September 9: Carnival Ecstasy six day Bahamas cruise from Charleston
September 10: Carnival Liberty four day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
September 7: Carnival Sensation itinerary change with extended stay in Cozumel
September 9: Carnival Conquest shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 on a four day cruise to Cozumel
September 9: Carnival Glory shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 on a four day cruise to Cozumel
September 9: Carnival Magic shortened cruise departing on Sept. 13 on a three day cruise to Bahamas
September 9: Carnival Vista shortened cruise departing Sept 12 on a 5 day Western Caribbean cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel
September 9: Carnival Freedom departing on time sailing an alternative Western Caribbean cruise to Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel
September 10: Carnival Dream departing on time sailing an alternative Western Caribbean cruise to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel
September 10: Carnival Pride departing on time sailing an alternative Canada/New England cruise
September 10: Carnival Fascination departing on time sailing a Southern Caribbean itinerary
September 11: Carnival Sensation shortened cruise departing on Sept. 13 for a three day cruise to Nassau
September 11: Carnival Victory shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 for a three day cruise to Nassau
September 11: Carnival Paradise shortened cruise departing on Sept. 12 for a four day cruise to Cozumel

Carnival Liberty Cruise News August 6, 2017

Disney Cruise Line

The cruise line is issuing all guests 100% refund for canceled cruises. In addition, cruisers on affected sailings can also receive a 25% discount on booking a future cruise if they make a reservation before October 18, 2017.

Canceled Cruises
September 8: Disney Magic 3 day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral
September 9: Disney Fantasy 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral
September 11: Disney Magic 4 day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral

MSC Cruises

The middle of this past week, the cruise line officially canceled its September 9 sailing on MSC Divina. Guests on that sailing will receive a 100% refund and a 25% discount on a future cruise booked within two years. Or, guests had the option of booking an alternative MSC Cruise trip by September 9 to receive $300 of onboard credit.

MSC Divinia in Cozumel

Future Impact on Ports of Call

While the impact of Hurricane Jose is not known yet, Hurricane Irma did have major impacts on several ports of call.

St. Maarten was one of the islands most impacted by the first storm. Early reports indicate that the airport and adjacent area endured massive damage. The cruise port has also sustained damage. However, cruise lines have not announced itinerary changes for cruises calling on that island beyond next week.

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Another popular stop Tortola and the British Virgin islands was also seriously affected by the storm. Damage sustained most likely means that ships will not be able to dock at the islands for some time. The next scheduled stop on the island is the Disney Fantasy on September 26.

Other islands in the area were also impacted, including St. Thomas; although, it is unclear whether the damage will limit cruise ships’ ability to stop at the island. Early reports indicate the island witnessed enough damage that will make travel difficult for some time as well. Our friends over at Cruise Critic have a complete run down of the initial impact of the storms on the various islands in the Caribbean.

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