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Hurricane Sandy Path Affects Cruise Ships

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photo: Nassau, Bahamas webcam

It may be late in the season but that doesn’t stop the hurricanes from barreling through the Caribbean. Hurricane Sandy is the latest storm in the Atlantic posing a threat to cruise itineraries and ports of call with winds of 105 mph.

The port of Nassau, Bahamas (photo right) is closed to maritime traffic and the Atlantis resort battened down the hatches in preparation for the storm.

As far as cruise ship itinerary disruptions:

Carnival

Carnival Sensation will now head to Key West since Nassau, Bahamas remains closed.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is continuing to monitor the path of the hurricane, as or right now Oasis of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas and Monarch of the Seas will sail unaffected.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Pearl is calling in Costa Maya today, returning as scheduled to Miami on Saturday.

Norwegian Sky is spending the day at sea on Thursday and is expected to have a delayed arrival into Miami on Friday, October 26 at approximately 9 am.

Embarkation for the ship’s three-day cruise will now begin at 2 pm. We ask all embarking guests to please arrive at the terminal no earlier than 2 pm. The ship’s departure is now scheduled for 7 pm.

Norwegian Jewel will now call in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday (instead of Charleston, South Carolina), returning to New York as scheduled on Sunday.

Norwegian Gem will cancel its call in Samana, Dominican Republic, on Friday, and will proceed to New York to arrive as scheduled on Monday.

There’s no word on the private cruise line islands at this time.

You can follow the up to date track of Hurricane Sandy here.

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