Carnival Miracle changes itinerary due to storm

By ,   June 9, 2015 ,   Accidents

Carnival Cruise Line altered the itinerary for its Carnival Miracle in order to avoid Hurricane Blanca, since downgraded to a tropical storm.

On the second day of a 7-night voyage from Long Beach to Mexico, the cruise vessel traded a sea day for a call at Ensenada on Sunday (June 7). It also bumped the overnight in Cabo San Lucas June 8 (Monday) to Wednesday (June 10), scrapping the previously planned call at Puerto Vallarta. The first two days of the week will instead be spent at sea. As originally scheduled, the sailing will conclude on Saturday (June 13) in Long Beach.

Mexico had removed a tropical storm warning for southern Baja California Peninsula south of Santa Fe and La Paz, according to the National Hurricane Center. A warning remains in effect from Santa Fe to Punta Abreojos and from La Paz to Loreto. A tropical storm watch is in effect to Mulege from north of Loreto.

The storm is moving north-northwest at 15 miles per hour, with wind speeds of up to 40 mph.