Hurricane Beryl prompts major itinerary changes for Caribbean cruises

   July 2, 2024 ,   Accidents

As Hurricane Beryl moves across the Caribbean, several cruise lines have adjusted their itineraries to avoid the storm.

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line has significantly altered the itinerary for its Norwegian Breakaway ship, which departed from Miami Florida on Sunday. NCL canceled stops in Honduras, Harvest Caye in Belize, and Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. Instead, Breakaway will visit Puerto Plata Dominicana, St Thomas USVI, Tortola BVI and Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas. Similarly, a week-long sailing on the Norwegian Jade ship, which left Port Canaveral on Saturday, has replaced planned calls in Falmouth Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel with stops in San Juan Puerto Rico, Tortola, and Puerto Plata.

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has also made changes. The Carnival Liberty ship, which departed on a week-long roundtrip from New Orleans on Sunday, moved a planned Friday stop in Cozumel to Tuesday. The Carnival Horizon ship, sailing a 6-day itinerary that left Miami on Sunday, will skip a visit to Grand Cayman on Wednesday.

DCL-Disney Cruise Line has adjusted the itinerary for the Disney Fantasy ship, which set sail on a week-long roundtrip from Port Canaveral on Saturday. The Fantasy will not visit Falmouth as planned on Wednesday, replacing the stop with a sea day.

The National Hurricane Center reported that the center of the storm is expected to move quickly across the southeastern and central Caribbean Sea, passing near Jamaica on Wednesday and the Caymans the following day.