Cruise lines reporting damage to private islands due to Hurricane Irene

Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Princess Cruises are all reporting damage to their private resort-like islands, which are all based in the Bahamas. Royal Caribbean has canceled this weekend’s calls to their private island Coco Cay, located 55 miles north of Nassau. The company said on their website earlier today “Regrettably, the island of […]

Cruise port in Nassau damaged by Hurricane Irene

Local paper ‘The Nassau Guardian‘ is reporting that the world- famous Straw Market on Bay Street was partially destroyed by Hurricane Irene among a couple other areas in Nassau, Bahamas. Many of the local vendors in the straw market had protected their goods in plastic bags but even that couldn’t protect some vendor booths from […]

Hurricane Irene brings Baltimore based cruise ship in a day early

Passengers that’ll be disembarking Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride in Baltimore, MD, will be doing so a day earlier according to a statement that the company released.   “The Carnival Pride is currently en route to Baltimore, Maryland and is positioned well ahead of the storm.   We have escalated the ship’s speed to arrive […]

Grand Turk Cruise Center survives Hurricane Irene

The Grand Turk Cruise Center suffered minor damage as Hurricane Irene lashed the island as a category 2 hurricane on Tuesday. Located 470 miles south of Nassua, the Carnival corp. built cruise center covers more than 14 acres, can berth two ships, accommodate up to 7,000 passengers per day and has the Caribbean’s largest “Margaritaville”-themed bar and […]

Episode: Hurricane Irene Bahamas 2011

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Hurricane Irene” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week is all hurricane talk. Jennifer Nittoso from the Weather Channel joins us. A vacationer is down at Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas; he recounts Hurricane Irene. We talk to a former US Navy serviceman who spent years at sea and tells us just how rough the ocean can get. Stewart […]