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Hurricane Irma causing several large cruise lines to cancel or alter planned sailings

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Sep. 7, 2017
Supplier: Shipsahoy

As Hurricane Irma moves across the Caribbean, cruise lines are cancelling or altering several of their sailings. USAToday has provided a full list of cruises sailing from September 7 – 11 that have been cancelled or may be affected by Hurricane Irma. As of September 6, a total of 15 cruises have been cancelled and 10 have been delayed or are currently under evaluation.

The following cruise lines have released updates due to Hurricane Irma [updated as of Sep 7]:

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises released a tweet on September 5, announcing the cancellation of their MSC Divina’s sailing departing from Miami scheduled for September 9.

Celebrity Cruise Line

Celebrity tweeted on September 6, that they do not plan on changing their cruising itineraries. 

Norwegian Cruise Line

On September 5, Norwegian Cruise Line released tweets informing guests that they are monitoring Irma closely and on September 6, they released the following:

Norwegian Sky departing on Sep 11 is cancelled:

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has provided the following codes allowing guests to sign up for text alerts.  Travel agents should notify their clients of this tool. 

Text CRUISE (278473) plus applicable cruise ship below.

Cruise codes

• Carnival Paradise – CCL1
• Carnival Conquest – CCL2
• Carnival Glory – CCL3
• Carnival Magic – CCL4
• Carnival Splendor – CCL5
• Carnival Vista – CCL6
• Carnival Liberty – CCL7
• Carnival Victory 9/11 – CCL8
• Carnival Sensation 9/07 – CCL9
• Carnival Sensation 9/11 – CCL10

For additional information about Carnival’s status for upcoming cruises, click here

Carnival’s Splendor departing on Sep 9 and Liberty on Sep 10 are cancelled: 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has cancelled cruises scheduled for departure from Port Canaveral on September 8, 9, and 11. Travel agents should inform their clients that they will be eligible to book future cruise sailings between September 18 and October 18, 2017 at a 25% discount if their booked cruise is affected by this cancellation. For additional information, click here

UPDATE: Guests on the Disney Fantasy September 2 sailing and Disney Dream September 4 sailing will be refunded the nights they missed due to early returns to Port Canaveral.

Royal Caribbean International

UPDATE: 

The following sailings are departing as scheduled:

• Grandeur of the Seas: September 7 New England/Canada cruise

• Liberty of the Seas: September 10 Western Caribbean cruise

• Serenade of the Seas: September 10 New England/Canada cruise

• Vision of the Seas: September 7 New England/Canada cruise

The following sailings are cancelled:

• Empress of the Seas: September 9 Cuba cruise

• Enchantment of the Seas: September 8 Bahamas cruise

• Majesty of the Seas: September 8 Bahamas cruise

The following sailings are being modified [if you choose to sail, they will provide a partial refund of the cruise fare paid in form of a refundable onboard credit and 50% future cruise credit]:

• Allure of the Seas: September 10 Western Caribbean cruise

• Harmony of the Seas: September 9 Eastern Caribbean cruise

• Oasis of the Seas: September 10 Eastern Caribbean cruise

• Adventure of the Seas: September 9 Southern Caribbean cruise

• Enchantment of the Seas: September 11 Bahamas cruise

Given the changes to these sailings, if you are unable to travel and need to cancel your cruise, Royal Caribbean will provide you with a 100% future cruise credit.

Pre-booked shore excursions will be refunded to your original form of payment, and you will have the ability to book excursions in our new ports of call once onboard.

For additional information, including the modified dates for cruise departures, click here

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