For the second week in a row, Norwegian Cruise Lines had to alter a Bermuda itinerary southbound to Florida and the Bahamas. The 2,384-passenger Norwegian Gem was scheduled on a 7-night Bermuda cruise today out of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal but because of Tropical Storm Maria, the Gem, which departed from New York today on schedule, will be taking a different path.
According to the company’s website, “In order to avoid the path of the storm and provide a more comfortable and pleasant cruise for our guests, the ship will now sail to the Bahamas & Florida instead of Bermuda as scheduled. Norwegian Gem will now call on Orlando (Port Canaveral) on Tuesday, September 13; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas on Wednesday, September 14; and Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, September 15.”
Passenger Robyn Pring, was not happy about the change of itinerary and vented on Twitter. “[I] am supposed to be on a cruise to Bermuda. Ship was rerouted to ORLANDO. We refused to board & now I am waiting to find out if I can rebook,” she tweeted earlier Sunday evening.
Tropical Storm Maria is forecasted to pass between the eastern seaboard of the US and Bermuda as a hurricane between Wednesday and Thursday.
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