The Miami cruise industry is prepared. This is in e-mail from Carnival Cruise Line.
Based on the projected path of Hurricane Frances and anticipated port closures around the state of Florida, Carnival Cruise Lines is
making the following changes:
Fantasy 3-Day Cruise Scheduled to Depart Port Canaveral Thursday, Sept. 2 -- The voyage will operate and depart at 4:30pm as
scheduled. The port call at Nassau has been cancelled and the itinerary has been modified to a "cruise-to-nowhere." Guests who sail
will be provided a $100 per person shipboard credit and a 50 percent discount off a future cruise. Those who wish to cancel may do
so and receive either a future cruise credit or a full refund.
Fascination 3-Day Cruise Scheduled to Depart Miami on Friday, Sept. 3 -- This voyage has been cancelled. Guests have the option of
receiving a future cruise credit or a full refund.
Other Voyages Scheduled to Arrive and Depart From Florida Ports on Saturday and Sunday -- Travel agents and guests are asked to keep
in contact with Carnival via the company's web site at [ http://www.carnival.com/ ] or via phone by calling 1-800-CARNIVAl for
recorded updates. Based on the path of the storm and subsequent port closures, some arrivals and departures may be delayed. The
latest information will be available via the cruise line's web site and toll free phone number listed above.