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Cruise ship itineraries changed to avoid Dorian

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 22:12:11-04

Hurricane Dorian is still a few days away from hitting the United States (most likely as a hurricane) but it is already wreaking havoc on travel plans.

On Wednesday, we discovered that at least 12 cruise ships' itineraries from Disney (1), Royal Caribbean (7), & Carnival (4) were modified to avoid Dorian.

Those cruises include:

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Fantasy

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean closed its private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay, for a week and altered seven of their cruise ships’ itineraries to avoid Dorian.

-Navigator of the Seas August 26, 2019

-Empress of the Seas August 24, 2019

-Symphony of the Seas August 24, 2019

-Mariner of the Seas August 26, 2019

-Navigator of the Seas August 30, 2019

-Mariner of the Seas August 30, 2019

-Harmony of the Seas September 1, 2019

-Carnival Cruise Line

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Carnival Cruise Line altered the itineraries of four of their ships in order to avoid the current path of Tropical Storm Dorian.
- Carnival Breeze
- Carnival Sunrise
- Carnival Elation
- Carnival Magic

Dorian is forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall, possibly even as a category 3.

Disney Cruise Lines released the following statement on the storm:

The safety and well-being of our Guests and Crew Members is our highest priority. We modified the Disney Fantasy itinerary in order to stay a safe distance away from the storm. Instead of calling on Tortola and St. Thomas yesterday and today, the Disney Fantasy called on Grand Cayman yesterday and Cozumel today. Any Port Adventures that were booked for Tortola and St. Thomas were automatically removed from Guests’ stateroom accounts. We will continue to monitor the path of Tropical Storm Dorian and make additional itinerary changes as needed.

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