Ships Moving To Avoid Hurricane Florence.
As Hurricane Florence approaches the United States East Coast cruise ships are seeking the protection of ports.
Oceania Cruises' Insignia arrived in New York today (9/12/2018) at 7:00 PM - a full 12 hours ahead of her planned arrival of 7 AM tomorrow morning. Passengers will be able to spend a full night in NYC to enjoy the sights and sounds.
As I am writing this at 11:00 PM (on 9/12) - Carnival Cruise's Carnival Horizon is about 1 hour outside of New York Harbor having sailed from Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic to New York. The route from the Dominican Republic hugged the coast and sailed between the US east coast and hurricane Florence to arrive in New York ahead of the storm.
The Carnival Horizon is preparing to leave New York on 9/13 to sail to Bermuda on a 4 day cruise. This will be her last passenger carrying voyage from New York in 2018. As of now, she is still expected to sail to Bermuda.
In addition to the arriving ships, 2 more ships departed New York. At about 9:00 PM, P&O Cruises Arcadia departed from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and headed down the Hudson. The ship served as the floating hotel for her British passenger spending 3 days in New York City. NY was also an embarkation / disembarkation port for passengers.
Cape Liberty, Bayonne played host to TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 6. Catering to German speaking cruise passengers, she too spent 3 days in the port and offered arriving and departing passengers an overnight stay in NY. She departed Cape Liberty around 10:00 PM and sailed toward lower Manhattan giving passengers a view of the magnificent skyline and sailing past the Statue of Liberty on her way to Boston and New England Canada.
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