Cruise Ships Diverted Due to Hurricane Harvey

By ,   August 28, 2017 ,   Accidents

Thousands of cruise passengers were left stranded at sea as Hurricane Harvey held Port of Galveston hostage.

Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor, which had been set to arrive in the port on Saturday, August 26, were instead detoured to New Orleans. Travelers were allowed to get off or wait to get back to Galveston, on Tuesday at best.

Port of Galveston

Carnival Breeze, which was scheduled to arrive in Galveston on Sunday, August 27, also took the New Orleans detour. Liberty of the Seas headed to Miami, and is expected to make it back to Galveston on Friday, 4 days late.

According to officials, the storm has affected about 20,000 cruise passengers.

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