Carnival Venezia and Queen Mary 2 experience delays in their departures from New York due to flash flooding

   October 1, 2023 ,   Accidents

On September 29th, two passenger liners - Carnival Venezia and RMS Queen Mary 2, experienced delays in their departures from New York City due to flash flooding in the area. These delays were caused by the challenging travel conditions faced by guests who were delayed on flights or stuck at airports because of the flooding.

The National Weather Service had issued multiple flood warnings on that Friday, emphasizing the severe and life-threatening nature of the situation and advising against travel unless absolutely necessary, especially in evacuation areas.

The Carnival Venezia, set to depart from NYC, had to wait an additional two hours for her guests. Eventually, she departed around 6:00 p.m. for her 15-night Carnival Journey's voyage to the Southern Caribbean, with her first scheduled stop in Grand Turk on Monday morning.

Similarly, Queen Mary 2, which was originally scheduled to leave the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Friday afternoon, remained in port until 10:00 p.m. Cunard provided updates (via Twitter) explaining that Queen Mary 2 would stay in port to allow guests extra time to travel to the terminal. Boarding remained open until 10:00 p.m. The voyage was a 2-week Canada and New England itinerary, with the first stop planned for Halifax on Monday morning.