The Carnival Triumph’s latest sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida on August 14 was delayed by the arrival of Hurricane Nora. The ship has been pushed back from its original departure time of 5:45 pm on August 14th to 7:30 pm the following day. As a result, Carnival Cruise has adjusted the itinerary for the ship’s next sailing. The cruise will now depart Port Canaveral at 12:00 noon on August 17th, instead of the previous departure time of 5:45 pm.
A storm that had been brewing for a few days has finally made a landfall in Mexico. With a category 2 hurricane packing 120mph winds, Nora smashed into the island of Cozumel with a force that left the town completely destroyed. A travel counselor at Carnival Cruise stated that the company had already adjusted their itinerary for the next few days, and they would do all they could to ensure that their passengers were safe.
Due to Hurricane Nora, which has already been downgraded, the Carnival Panorama cruise ship, which is presently cruising on the Mexican Riviera, has changed its route. The ship canceled one port of stop and added another to keep passengers and staff safe from the storm.
Changes to the Carnival Panorama Itinerary
Hurricane Nora has already made landfall on the Mexican Riviera, wreaking havoc and creating floods across the area, especially in famous cruise destinations like Puerta Vallarta and Mazatlan. Carnival Cruise Line verified to Cruise Hive that the existing schedule for Carnival Panorama has been modified to ensure the safety of everyone on board.
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As part of its August 28 trip out of Long Beach, California, the Third-Vista class vessel, which is just on its second voyage since resuming operations on August 21, was originally planned to visit Puerto Vallarta on August 21, Mazatlan on August 31, and Cabo San Lucas on September 1.
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The cruise company has postponed the planned stop at Mazatlan on August 31 in favor of a sea day. The cruise company has also added a stop at Ensenada, which was previously done by Carnival Panorama yesterday (August 29).
The arrival date in Puerta Vallarta has also been pushed back to September 1. The Carnival cruise ship will then spend its last day at sea before returning to California on September 4th.
Changes are made as a result of a technical issue.
The scenario is more complicated since the cruise ship is presently operating at its maximum cruising speed, and port timings have been modified to compensate for the problem and allow for the ship’s return to port.
Guests on the present voyage were informed of the technical problem before to departure. The departure time of the Carnival Panoramas from Long Beach was altered to 5:30 p.m. on August 28. Arrival and departure timings at the port have also changed. However, those timings may have altered once again as a result of the hurricane. The ship will return to Long Beach at 10:00 a.m., which is also later than usual.
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Guests who bought Carnival’s Fly2Fun package and have earlier flights will be automatically rescheduled to leave no later than 2:00 PM. Guests who suffer cancellation costs as a result of rescheduling their flights to a later schedule will be reimbursed up to $200 per person by the cruise company.
The Carnival Panorama has not had the greatest of beginnings, and sadly, no one can control Mother Nature. Hopefully, a solution to the problem of maximum cruising speed will be found. The good news is that cruises are once again departing from California for the Mexican Riviera after a 17-month hiatus. Eight Carnival cruise ships have already resumed service, with others scheduled to do so until September 2021.
Nora fades away.
Nora, a category 1 hurricane, made her way up the Mexican west coast over the weekend, affecting the cruise ports of Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerta Vallarta. High winds and heavy rains were delivered by Hurricane Sandy, resulting in floods and property destruction. Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan have already suffered damage, according to preliminary assessments.
Thankfully, the storm has passed and dispersed around 3:00 a.m. on August 30 in Los Mochis, Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA). The Hurricane had a maximum sustained wind speed of 85 miles per hour at its peak.