Given the weather advisories and impacts from Hurricane Ian in Florida, many cruise lines have made the decision to cancel and/or alter upcoming cruise itineraries. These are the latest cruise line updates due to Hurricane Ian by cruise line.
Mariner of the Seas– The Thursday, September 29th sailing, originally anticipated to depart Friday, will now depart Saturday, October 1st. It will return as planned on Monday, October 3rd. Boarding time for guests will remain the same. However, the cruise ship will no longer visit Nassau, Bahamas as part of its itinerary.
Independence of the Seas– The Friday, September 30th sailing will now depart Saturday, October 1st. It will return as planned on Monday, October 3rd. Boarding time for guests will remain the same. However, the cruise ship will no longer visit Perfect Day at CocoCay as part of its itinerary.
Given these changes, guests have the option to cancel for a 100% refund. If guests still decide to sail, Royal Caribbean will provide a refundable onboard credit. This OBC will equal the value of 3 days cruise fare for Mariner (or 2 days cruise fare for Independence). Royal Caribbean will also issue prorated onboard credit for any packages purchased pre-cruise. Guests will receive a refund to the card associated with their onboard account at the end of the cruise for any unused balance.
Should you no longer wish to sail or want to change your sail date, contact your travel agent or Royal Caribbean directly by October 1st.
Harmony of the Seas, sailing from Port Canaveral on Sunday, October 2nd, and all other cruise ships are expected to sail as planned.
Carnival Cruise Line
The Port of Tampa and Port of Jacksonville are currently closed. Thus, Carnival has provided updates on cruise ships sailing from these ports.
Carnival Paradise 09/24/2022 – After departure from Cozumel, the ship will head to Tampa and remain safely behind the storm with the hope of docking on Saturday once the port reopens.
Carnival Paradise 09/29/2022 – CANCELLED. With the Port of Tampa closed, the cruise line will be unable to operate this 4 day sailing. Guests will receive a full refund and a 25% Future Cruise Credit.
Carnival Elation 09/24/2022 – After departure from Freeport, the ship will head to Jacksonville and remain safely behind the storm with the hope of docking on Saturday once the port reopens.
Carnival Elation 09/29/2022 – CANCELLED. With the Port of Jacksonville closed, the cruise line will be unable to operate this 4 day sailing. Guests will receive a full refund and a 25% Future Cruise Credit.
Carnival has also provided updates on ships cruising from Port Canaveral and Port Miami.
Carnival Liberty 09/26/2022 – The ship will attempt to call on Freeport on Thursday. After departure, it will head to Port Canaveral and remain safely behind the storm with the hope of docking Saturday once the port reopens.
Carnival Liberty 09/30/2022 – CANCELLED. Port Canaveral is closed and not expected to open by Friday. Thus, the cruise line will be unable to operate this 3 day sailing. Guests will receive a full refund and a 25% Future Cruise Credit.
All other sailings from Port Canaveral are expected to operate as scheduled.
Carnival Sunrise 09/29/2022 – The U.S. Coast Guard completed its post-storm assessments, and the ship will dock at 10:30 AM. Guests should delay their original arrival appointment by 3.5 hours. All guests must be on board the ship no later than 6:00 PM.
The Port of Charleston has closed to marine traffic as well. Carnival will issue another update on Friday regarding the Carnival Sunshine 10/01/2022 sailing.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Wish– The Friday, September 30, 2022 sailing is cancelled. The Disney Wish is now expected to return to Port Canaveral on Sunday, October 2nd. It will sail as scheduled from Port Canaveral on Monday, October 3rd.
The Disney Fantasy may arrive into Port Canaveral on Saturday later in the day than originally scheduled. This may result in a later embarkation. Otherwise, the cruise line has reported no other delays or cancellations due to Hurricane Ian.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Getaway– The Thursday, September 29th 9-night cruise from Port Canaveral was one of the first cancellations due to Hurricane Ian. Impacted guests will receive a full refund to the original form of payment. Plus, they will receive an additional 25% future cruise credit. Guests can use this FCC for any voyage departing through December 31, 2023.
Other Itinerary Changes
In addition to these current cruise cancellations, many cruise lines are making adjustments to current itineraries to avoid the impacts of the storm. Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival have all swapped and/or skipped ports on current sailings.
If you have an upcoming cruise, be sure to check your cruise line’s website for the most up to date information on your sailing.
If you know any other cruises that were cancelled due to Hurricane Ian, let us know. We will be updating this list as more information is available.
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