At least three cruise lines with ships sailing this week are rerouting passengers due to Hurricane Ian.
Norwegian Cruise Lines has changed five ports on the Norwegian Sky which left Miami on Sunday, the cruise line told CNN. The ship was scheduled to port in George Town, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Honduras, Harvest Caye, Belize and Cozumel and will now make stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas, to avoid the path of Ian.
A spokesperson for the cruise line said guests who booked excursions in any of the affected ports will get a refund to their "onboard account."
MSC has changed course on at least one of its ships and is weighing the possibility of changing others, a spokesperson tells CNN. The MSC Seashore, which was originally scheduled to be in the Western Caribbean, has been rerouted to ports in the Eastern Caribbean, the company said.
The cruise line is also monitoring the MSC Divinia which left Port Canaveral on a 4-night sailing to Nassau and the Ocean City Marine Reserve on Sunday. MSC says both cruise ports are outside of Ian’s projected path but advised passengers before leaving that conditions could prevent the ship from returning on Thursday. The cruise line says if there is a delay in their return, the cruise will be extended at no additional cost to guests.
The cruise line does not expect Ian to impact the MSC Seashore, which is set to depart from the Port of Miami on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Carnival Cruise Lines has made adjustments to two of its sailings.
Carnival Ecstasy, which departed from Mobile, Alabama, today for a 6-day sailing will visit Progresso Mexico on Wednesday before going to Cozumel on Thursday. The change re-orders the visits, as the ship was scheduled to visit Cozumel first, the cruise line tells CNN.
Carnival Glory left New Orleans on Sunday for an 8-day sailing, and will now port in Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. The ship’s original itinerary was to visit Key West as well as Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas.