The ships likely won't be able to make their next attempt to enter the port, which is completely closed to ship traffic, until Tuesday, according to Roger R. Quiroga with the port authority. The Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor were both set to depart on Saturday, August 26, with the Carnival Breeze slated to set sail on Sunday, August 27.
Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor are on their way to New Orleans for a short technical stop to replenish provisions before resuming course to Galveston. While Galveston schools plan to remain open, that could change as the storm moves closer, said spokesman Kyle Bolen.
The duration of your cruise will have to be shortened and the itinerary modified. They also have the option to cancel without a penalty and will receive a future cruise credit, the spokesperson said.
Carnival Cruise Line has been one of the main cruise lines impacted by the strong Hurricane Harvey.
Passengers aboard the Carnival Freedom told CNN they were anxious about their vehicles, which were left at Galveston's port. Additionally, guests who pre-purchased any of our beverage packages will receive a pro-rated refund. Carnival Breeze is now docked in Cozumel and will remain there overnight, added de la Huerta.
Right now, Carnival tells us their customers should sign up for text messages alerts to keep up with updates from the company.
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Hurricane Harvey has many vacationers anxious about how the storm will impact their plans, especially people planning to take cruises out of Galveston.
Two carnival ships due into Galveston, Texas, Saturday are now headed to New Orleans to pick up more food, fuel and supplies.
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas was staying behind the storm with plans to return to port Sunday, officials said.
The center says Harvey has sustained wind speeds of 130 miles per hour (209kph) as the powerful storm churns off the Texas coast.
Harvey is expected to make landfall overnight, bringing life-threatening storm surge, rainfall and wind to portions of the Texas coast.