Hurricane Harvey leaves thousands of cruisers, crew out to sea

Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Cruise Vacations Out of Texas Ports

Update: How Hurricane Harvey Is Impacting Carnival Cruisers

The company said the Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor, which were scheduled to return to port on Saturday, would "remain a safe distance from the storm" on Friday.

Carnival Breeze is currently docked in Cozumel and will now overnight there.

Casey Stegall was reporting live from Galveston, Texas, for Fox News, when his broadcast was interrupted by a woman handing him some cans of beer. The ships likely won't be able to make their next attempt to enter the port, which is completely closed to ship traffic, until Tuesday, according to Roger R. Quiroga with the port authority.

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert briefed President Donald Trump on the hurricane's progress and preparations for its landing, a national security official said Thursday afternoon.

The other ship, the Carnival Breeze, was slated to return to the port on Sunday, but remains at a dock in Cozumel, Mexico.

By Friday night, Hurricane Harvey was classified as a Category 4 storm. The ship will depart for Galveston tomorrow afternoon to be in position to debark guests when the port reopens. Guests who sail on the modified voyages will receive a pro-rated refund equal to the number of cruise days missed. "Gratuities will also be adjusted to reflect the shortened duration". With the situation continuing to develop, Heald concluded by saying that Carnival will "update you [Saturday] at 3 p.m. CDT".

The port of Galveston, where some Carnival cruise trips begin and end, was closed because of the storm. To stay up to date, please sign up for text alerts by texting the codes below to CRUISE (278473).

"We are actively monitoring path and progression of Hurricane Harvey and will make sure to inform our guests of any itinerary changes", Torres said.

"At this time, Liberty of the Seas will keep her original schedule for Sunday's turnaround in Galveston, Texas", the spokesperson said.

Two carnival ships due into Galveston, Texas, Saturday are now headed to New Orleans to pick up more food, fuel and supplies.

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