Cruise lines cancel voyages as Hurricane Ian steams toward Florida

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Cruise operators are canceling trips and rerouting ships arsenic Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, wherever those successful the storm's way readied connected Wednesday for storm surges and perchance deadly winds

Carnival Cruise Line canceled a planned Thursday cruise connected its Carnival Paradise vessel leaving from Tampa, wherever the larboard is presently closed to maritime traffic, on with a sailing the aforesaid time from Jacksonville. Passengers volition person a afloat refund and a 25% recognition for aboriginal cruises, Miami-based Carnival said successful a post on its website. 

Hurricane Ian's "extremely dangerous" eyewall was moving onshore successful southwest Florida precocious Wednesday morning, conscionable hours aft it grew into a Category 4 storm. It was packing sustained winds of 155 mph — making it conscionable shy of a Category 5 hurricane, which is the astir almighty tempest possible.

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Carnival Elation, which departed the now-shuttered Jacksonville larboard connected Saturday, is changing its itinerary astir the Bahamas to debar Hurricane Ian and volition enactment astatine oversea until Jacksonville's JaxPort reopens. Carnival Paradise, which near the Port of Tampa Bay connected Saturday and was successful Cozumel connected Wednesday, said it volition widen its existent travel until the tempest has passed and the larboard successful Tampa reopens, perchance connected Saturday. 

A planned cruise by the Carnival Liberty leaving from Port Canaveral was besides canceled, with the larboard closed and not expected to reopen until Friday. Carnival cruises that near from Mobile, Alabama; Miami; and New Orleans are rerouting their ports of call.

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Disney Cruise Line precocious Tuesday canceled its Friday sailing of the Disney Wish owed to forecasted upwind conditions for Port Canaveral and Central Florida. It said customers would beryllium afloat reimbursed and offered a 20% discount connected aboriginal cruises. 

Royal Caribbean postponed Thursday's Mariner of the Seas departure from Port Canaveral until Friday, but that program is taxable to change. 

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Norwegian Cruise Line rerouted its Norwegian Sky to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands from a planned itinerary that had included Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. The enactment besides canceled a 10-day Caribbean sailing connected Norwegian Getaway that was to depart Thursday from Orlando, it stated connected its site.

The precocious seas and winds besides prompted the Big M Casino to cancel each of its cruises Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tweeted the company, which operates gambling vessels from Little River, South Carolina. 

Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg were among the cities bracing for the worst of the storm, but the latest forecasts suggested Ian would marque landfall somewhat further south, with the Ft. Myers portion astatine hazard of a imaginable nonstop hit. Given the size and spot of the hurricane and the tempest surge it's expected to thrust into coastal areas, officials were wide that overmuch of Florida remained astatine risk. Life-threatening impacts are expected and powerfulness outages are occurring.

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