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Carnival Cruise Lines provided an update for the Carnival Pride's sailings to and from Baltimore. The line said the current cruise is en route back to its Baltimore home port, "and is positioned well ahead of the storm."
"We have escalated the ship’s speed to arrive in Baltimore early," the statement said. "The ship is now scheduled to arrive Saturday morning and begin debarkation at approximately 7 a.m. The vessel was originally scheduled to arrive on Sunday morning.
Carnival said all Carnival Pride guests will be required to disembark on Saturday morning and the ship will then be moved to an alternate location nearby as directed by the U.S. Coast Guard; the ship will remain there until the storm passes.
The line has also delayed by one day the embarkation for the ship's next cruise. "The next voyage, which was scheduled to depart Sunday afternoon will instead depart on Monday," the line said.
"Guests on both affected voyages will receive a one-day pro-rated refund for the missed day of the voyage," the line noted.