A powerful storm that has developed in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Louisiana has interrupted the normal itineraries of cruise ships in the area of the storm. Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on July 10th.
Due to the storm, Carnival Cruise Line has sent a letter to its guests who are to be departing on the Carnival Valor from New Orleans.
In the letter, the Miami based cruise line noted that the tropical storm may increase to hurricane strength, and for that reason the Valor will not be arriving in New Orleans, but rather Mobile, Alabama.
Guests who are scheduled to depart on July 11th are to arrive to the New Orleans cruise terminal. Carnival Cruise Lines has then arranged for transportation from New Orleans to Mobile, AL.
The cruise may be potentially have a delayed departure from the port due to the port change and transporting passengers from New Orleans to Mobile.
The Valor will be sailing a 4-day Western Caribbean cruise and will arrive in Cozumel, MX on July 13th at 9AM with a departure of 6:30pm.
The net-net however is that the guests will still be able to enjoy their cruise as Carnival Cruise Line has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety and fun of all on board.