Storm Ernesto in Caribbean Detours Cruise Ships

(Updated 11:00 pm EST) Two cruise lines that had Western Caribbean itineraries this week have changed their plans because of now Hurricane Ernesto.

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Triumph out of Galveston reversed ports Cozumel and Progresso, while Disney Cruise Line swapped itineraries completely.

Carnival Imagination will now overnight in Nassau, Bahamas instead of going to Cozumel this week.

Projected path. photo: NHC

Carnival Legend changed the itinerary by canceling calls to Belize and Mahogany Bay and adding Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Carnival Dream is changing course, dropping Belize, Roatan and Costa Maya, adding Progresso, Freeport, and Nassau.

Disney said on their website, “Due to the possible impact of this storm over the next few days in the Western Caribbean, we have modified the itinerary of the August 4, 2012, sailing of the Disney Fantasy to include ports of call a safe distance away from the storm.”

The revised itinerary will be as follows:

Saturday – Port Canaveral
Sunday – Day at Sea
Monday – Day at Sea
Tuesday – St. Maarten
Wednesday – St. Thomas
Thursday – Day at Sea
Friday – Disney’s Castaway Cay
Saturday – Port Canaveral

Ernest is now hurricane strength and making landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula, before being downgraded to a tropical storm and continuing its track west.

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