Carnival ship skips ports due to Hurricane Carlos

By ,   June 18, 2015 ,   Accidents

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Miracle is altering itinerary and has already skipped three ports of call in order to avoid the Hurricane Carlos.

On Monday, June 15, a call at Cabo San Lucas was changed to a sea day. The next day, the ship skipped a scheduled visit to Mazatlan and instead stopped in La Paz. The call at Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday, June 17, was swapped for a visit to Cabo San Lucas, and today's scheduled sea day, June 19, is replaced with a call at Ensenada.

Near the beginning of the cruise, on Sunday, June 14, Carnival Miracle made an unexpected visit to Ensenada for medical emergency. This had nothing to do with the deviations of the hurricane and the call replaced a planned day at sea.

Carnival Miracle is on the last day of a 7-night Mexico voyage from Long Beach, where she is expected to return on Saturday, June 20, as scheduled.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Carlos is located 75 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and is traveling north-northwest at 7 miles per hour with 45 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. The government of Mexico discontinued a tropical storm warning east of Manzanillo. However, one is still in effect between Manzanillo and Cabo Corrientes.