Coast Guard Releases Footage of Grand Turk Hurricane Aftermath
The United States Coast Guard has released some aerial assessment footage of storm reconnaissance after Grand Turk was struck by Hurricane Fiona on Tuesday.
Thought nothing catastrophic occurred on the island, the end of the dock at the Grand Turk Cruise Port was damaged, as well as minor damage to Jack’s Shack. Other areas around the island show minor flooding and down power lines. The island is currently in the process of restoring power and internet.
The first cruise ship scheduled to return to Grand Turk is Carnival Sunrise next Tuesday, September 27.
Norwegian Getaway Adjusts Itinerary
Norwegian Getaway is the next cruise ship change itineraries over Hurricane Fiona. Instead of sailing a five-night Bermuda cruise, the NCL ship has pivoted to a Canada/New England sailing.
Overnight the storm brushed the coast of Bermuda, leaving nearly 10,000 people without power. Hurricane warnings have been posted all the way into Canada, including the cruise port of Halifax.
To the south, Tropical Depression 9 is expected to become a tropical storm later today. It could impact Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Florida cruises in the coming days.
Carnival Splendor Crosses International Dateline
Passengers currently sailing on Carnival Splendor can now call themselves time travelers — sort of!
En route across the Pacific from Seattle to Australia, this week the vessel crossed the International Dateline and skipped from Wednesday straight to Friday.
Already, guests have visited four ports in Hawaii, and are set to soon arrive at two destinations in the Fiji Islands.
Carnival Splendor is set to arrive in Sydney on September 30th, and will be Carnival Cruise Line’s first ship to resume guest operations in Australia in almost 1,000 days. In November, Carnival Luminosa will join Splendor in Australia, beginning a season of sailings from Brisbane.