Hurricane Irma cancels cruises, ships return early. Port Canaveral closes Saturday.
Florida faces the ‘most catastrophic storm’ it has ever seen in the coming hours as Hurricane Irma prepares to unleash tornadoes, a 15ft sea surge, flooding and 130mph winds.
Irma caused widespread cruise cancellations. The cruise ship companies Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian had to cancel cruises or change itineraries because of the hurricane. All the cruise lines have offered either reimbursement or credit towards future cruises for travelers affected by the last-minute change. Continue reading →
Carnival’s newest ship will feature a Dr. Seuss-themed water park — a first for the line. Carnival President Christine Duffy and Dr. Seuss Enterprises President Susan Brandt made the announcement a few days ago.
The cruise giant said the upcoming Carnival Horizon will be the first in the fleet to have a Dr. Seuss-themed water park and slides. The new feature is inspired by the legendary children’s author, said from the cruise line.
To be named Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, Horizon’s water park area will be located on Deck 12 and will offer two distinctly different slides.