Published On: Wed, Sep 6th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line reroutes 4 ships to keep 13,000 people safe from Hurricane Irma

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Irma has been upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane with winds in excess of 185 mph. The storm’s path could lead it to make landfall in Florida.

“We are closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma and thus far have made itinerary changes as detailed below in order to ensure our ships maintain a safe distance from the storm,” Carnival said in a statement to Business Insider. “In addition, we are making preparations for a potential landfall in South Florida. The safety of our guests and team members is our first priority.”

“We will continue to make adjustments as necessary and will provide further updates as they become available,” Carnival added.

Thus far, the cruise line has revised the itineraries for the Carnival Glory, the Carnival Magic, the Carnival Splendor, and the Carnival Pride.

The points of departure and return have not been affected. However, their cruise itineraries have been adjusted to steer the away from the areas in the path of Irma. According to Carnival, roughly 13,000 people are expected to be on board the four ships.



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