TAMPA - As Tropical Storm Isaac moves through the Caribbean and threatens Florida, Carnival Cruise Line schedules are being affected.
See the press release below from Carnival Cruise Lines for more information on schedule changes that may affect your or your family.
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC UPDATE - 3:15 PM (EDT)
We are closely monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Isaac and keeping in close contact with port officials. Based on the forecasted path of the storm, the following departures have been affected:
CARNIVAL VALOR - 8/19/12 DEPARTURE
The Port of Miami is expected to close by 11 pm on Saturday. Weather permitting, the port will reopen on Monday at noon. Carnival Valor is currently sailing on an eight-day Caribbean cruise and will remain at sea until the port reopens.
CARNIVAL VALOR - 8/26/12 DEPARTURE
Carnival Valor's scheduled six-day cruise will now operate as a five-day cruise departing Aug. 27, visiting Grand Cayman and Montego Bay (the scheduled call in Key West has been canceled). Departure time for the Aug. 27 cruise is expected to be at 8 pm. Guests who opt to sail on this voyage will receive a one-day pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and a $50 per person shipboard credit. Guests also have the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund or a future cruise credit equal to the amount of their cruise fare.
CARNIVAL IMAGINATION - 8/24/12 AND 8/27/12 DEPARTURES
The Port of Miami is expected to close by 11 pm Saturday. Weather permitting, the port will reopen on Monday at noon. Carnival Imagination is currently sailing on a three-day cruise that departed on Friday and will remain at sea until the port reopens. Embarkation for the Carnival Imagination's four-day cruise on Monday is expected to begin at 4 p.m. and the voyage is scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m.
CARNIVAL LEGEND - 8/19/12 DEPARTURE
The Port of Tampa is expected to close by 3 am Sunday and at this time it is uncertain when the port will reopen. As a result, Carnival Legend will dock at Port Canaveral, Fla., instead, arriving at 8 am Sunday
CARNIVAL LEGEND - 8/26/12 DEPARTURE
Due to the expected port closure in Tampa, Carnival Legend will dock in Port Canaveral on Sunday, arriving at approximately 8 am. Carnival is providing complimentary motorcoach service from Tampa to Port Canaveral. The Aug. 26 cruise is scheduled to sail at 8 pm from Port Canaveral. At this time, the Carnival Legend's seven-day itinerary remains unchanged, however, the itinerary may change, depending on the path of the storm. Although the Aug. 26 cruise will depart from Port Canaveral, it will end at the Port of Tampa as scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 3.
At the moment, there are no changes expected for any other sailings departing on or after Sunday, August 26, 2012. Additional updates will be provided as the information becomes available.
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