Due to Tropical Storm Nicole, Carnival Cruise Line is postponing the embarkation dates of two different cruises. The Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise will now depart one day later than planned, according to the company’s weather alert page. The Elation’s Nov. 10 departure has been rescheduled for Nov. 11 as a three-day cruise with a single port call in Freeport, Bahamas. Guests who continue to sail with the ship will receive a one-day pro-rated refund of their cruise fare, as well as a $50 onboard credit per person (up to a maximum of $100 per stateroom).
Carnival will also reimburse you for any cancelled Carnival shore excursions, as well as any taxes, fees, and port expenses incurred due to the missed port. Any pre-purchased beverage or Wi-Fi packages will also receive a pro-rated refund. Guests who choose to cancel will receive a full refund of their cruise fare as well as any pre-purchased items, which will be processed to their original form of payment.
The Fantasy-Class ship, sailing from Jacksonville, also had its Nov. 5 cruise extended by one day due to the closure of its homeport. In a similar situation, the Carnival Paradise is delaying its Nov. 5 departure due to the closure of its homeport, the Port of Tampa. Meanwhile, the ship’s Nov. 10 sailing is scheduled to depart on Nov. 11 as a 3-day cruise to nowhere.
Guests who continue to cruise on the Fantasy-Class ship will receive a 50% refund of their cruise fare and a $100 per person (maximum $200 per stateroom) onboard credit, as well as a refund of any cancelled Carnival shore excursions, taxes, fees, and port expenses for the missed port, and a pro-rated refund of any pre-purchased beverage or Wi-Fi packages.
Passengers can also request a full refund for their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items. “Our Miami Fleet Operations Center is still actively monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole.” “Our guests’ and crews’ safety is our top priority, and our ships will always keep a safe distance from the storm,” the company stated. At this time, no other Carnival ships or departures have been impacted.
Nicole also caused a change in the cruise schedule for Margaritaville at Sea. Because of the Tropical Storm affecting Florida’s east coast, the company canceled the Nov. 10 sailing of the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. “While we always strive to keep our scheduled itinerary,” the company said in a statement sent to booked guests. The Paradise, which sailed from West Palm Beach, was scheduled to offer a two-night getaway cruise to Freeport, Bahamas.