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The recent spate of bad weather off the Gulf Coast created a good news/bad news scenario… and which side of that equation you fell on depends entirely on whether you were on a ship or waiting to board one. Those already at sea gained an extra day when the ships had to sail at a reduced speed, while folks on shore wound up keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground that same day.
What Ships Were Impacted?
Passengers set to board the Carnival Fantasy in Mobile found their itinerary being altered slightly. Carnival said in a statement, “Due to adverse weather conditions, the Carnival Fantasy’s arrival into Mobile has been delayed. The ship is now expected to dock Tuesday at 11:00 AM, weather permitting.” It went on to say, “Carnival Fantasy will now operate a four-day cruise to Progreso departing on Tuesday instead of the originally scheduled five-day cruise that was scheduled to depart today.”
Likewise, the Carnival Valor out of Galveston experienced a similar delay. “Carnival Valor will now operate a four-day cruise to Cozumel departing on Tuesday instead of the originally scheduled five-day cruise that was scheduled to depart today,” Carnival said.
Set Sail or Get a Refund
Of course, those unhappy with the shortened itinerary were given the option of canceling their cruise without paying a penalty. And those who opted to go ahead with the cruise as scheduled were given a partial refund.