The growing Hurricane Michael forced cruise ships carrying over 12,000 passengers to alter their courses on Monday, October 8.
The 2,980-passenger Carnival Glory had to skip a call at Grand Cayman and remained at sea in order to avoid the storm. The vessel departed from Miami FL on Saturday on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise.
Also rerouting on Monday was the 2,754-passenger Carnival Freedom, which departed Galveston TX on Saturday on a 7-day Caribbean journey. The ship skipped a visit to Roatan Island (Mahogany Bay) and had to remain at sea. It will call at Cozumel on Tuesday, October 9, and Belize on Wednesday, October 10.
A 3rd Carnival ship, 2,754-passenger Carnival Triumph-Sunrise, is sailing an altered itinerary from New Orleans after its departure late Monday. Triumph will reverse its scheduled visits, stopping on Wednesday in Progreso and Thursday in Cozumel. A 4th Carnival ship, Carnival Victory, is also sailing a reverse itinerary.
The approaching storm forced NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line to change the itinerary of Norwegian Getaway. The liner will call at Falmouth Jamaica on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, substituting a visit to Grand Cayman with Costa Maya.
As of Monday afternoon, Royal Caribbean Cruises had not altered any itineraries of its ships.