Cruise lines begin canceling, delaying Florida ship departures as Hurricane Ian bears down
Cruise lines on Tuesday began canceling and delaying close-in departures of ships out of Central Florida ports as a strengthening Hurricane Ian bore down on the region.
Norwegian Cruise Line was the first major line to announce the cancellation of an entire voyage, saying late in the day that it had called off Thursday’s departure of the 3,963-passenger Norwegian Getaway out of Port Canaveral. The ship had been scheduled to sail a nine-night voyage to the Eastern Caribbean.
Soon after, Carnival Cruise Line canceled four-night sailings out of Tampa and Jacksonville scheduled for Thursday on the 2,502-passenger Carnival Paradise and 2,502-passenger Carnival Elation, respectively.