Tropical Storm Harvey: Cruise Lines Adjust Schedules

Several cruise lines have changed schedules to steer clear of Tropical Storm Harvey, churning in the southern Caribbean and heading for central America.

Several cruise lines, including Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line, have changed schedules to steer clear of Tropical Storm Harvey, churning toward Central America.

Norwegian Cruise Line provided this statement on Friday and said on Sunday afternoon that there was no change.

"At Norwegian Cruise Line, the safety and security of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance. The company has been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey and will be adjusting Norwegian Escape’s itinerary for the cruise departing on August 19, to ensure that our guests have the best vacation experience possible.

"Norwegian Escape will now sail an Eastern Caribbean itinerary calling in St. Maarten on Tuesday from 8 am to 6 pm; St. Thomas, USVI on Wednesday from 7 am to 5 pm; and Nassau, Bahamas on Friday from 11 am to 7 pm."

In addition, Carnival Cruise Line also made a change to its schedules based on the path of Tropical Storm Harvey. 

For Carnival Paradise's five-day cruise from Tampa, the ship departed as normal on Saturday, August 19 and spent Sunday at sea. But today, Monday, August 21, the ship will call at Grand Cayman instead of the original port call planned for Roatan, Honduras

The rest of the ship's schedule is expected to be normal with a port day at Cozumel, a day at sea and a return to Tampa.

We also asked Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises about any of their voyages, and received this statement: "Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are currently monitoring the path and progress of the storm. We will make sure to inform our guests and travel partners of any itinerary changes."

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