Hurricane Matthew Damages Half Moon Cay

While the various cruise lines were able to keep their ships safe by altering itineraries in order to avoid the bad weather, the same obviously couldn’t be done by the private islands. As a result, cruisers have been left wondering how their favorite vacation spots faired during the storm. And on Monday morning, Carnival’s senior cruise director, John Heald, took to his popular Facebook page to offer folks a video update.

Pirate ship on Half-Moon Cay
Photo: Carnival

The “Bad News” About The Island

“I just heard from Holland America’s VP of Caribbean relations, Matt Sams” Heald reported, “who told me the good news and the bad news.”

The good news? There was no major damage done to the Bahamian resort by the storm.

The bad? “The wind has blown Half Moon Cay a little bit away from where it used to be. Half Moon Cay is now located just off the coast of Cleveland, Ohio.”

Back To Normal

Sharing that the island had suffered only “a little bit of wind damage and stuff,” he went on to say that the Carnival Valor — the next ship scheduled to call on Half Moon Cay, would be doing so as planned on October 15th, and that would signal things returning to normal!

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