Saturday, August 25, 2012

Port Closures Due to Isaac

 Port of Mobile Closed

Carnival Elation (8/31 Departure) 

Hurricane Isaac - Itinerary Updates

Carnival Cruise Line is trying to get the next sailing of Carnival Elation, now a 3-day instead of a 4-day, to depart from Mobile, AL instead of New Orleans.  The Port of Mobile has not reopened yet nor has the Port of New Orleans, so for not, it's a waiting game.   If you are on that sailing, please sign up for text updates so that you'll have the correct embarkation information.

by texting CCL1 to CRUISE (278473)

Port of New OrleansUPDATED: SEPTEMBER 4th: Latest News: Power Restored, Napoleon Ave. Container Terminal Resumes Normal Operations

UPDATED AUGUST 28TH: Due to its projected path, CARGO operations at the port of New Orleans closed yesterday (Aug. 27) at 5 p.m and will remain closed today (Aug. 28) and tomorrow (Aug. 29).

There's no word yet from Carnival Cruises Lines on whether the Aug. 30 departure of Carnival Elation, the next scheduled ship to sail out of New Orleans, will be affected.

Cargo Operations To Cease Today, Port Ready For Isaac

Tampa, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale closed over the weekend, reopening yesterday. The closures caused some ships to remain at sea, sparking delays to their subsequent turn-around departures.

Port Miami 

Tropical Storm Isaac Disrupting Cruise Travel


For  Latest Impact (click here):  Tropical Storm Isaac in Atlantic

Miami-Dade County is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac. For more information, visit the emergency website, monitor your local news or call 3-1-1 in Miami, FL.

Good news! The Port of Miami has reopened. Check-in is set from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  Due to limited seating, please do not proceed to the cruise terminal any earlier than 8:00 PM.  We’ve secured the Doubletree Convention Center in the event you need a place to wait. 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33126, Phn# 305-261-3800.  Also, enjoy dinner on us tonight. We will post a $25 per person credit to your Sail & Sign account.  

August 27, 2012 Updated
PortMiami is open. Cruise passengers are encouraged to contact their respective cruise lines for the latest itinerary information. Cargo users should contact the cargo yard for status of operations.

August 27, 2012
PortMiami is open for landside operations. Cargo users are encouraged to contact their respective cargo yard for their status of operations. Waterside operations remain closed.  The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to reassess the waterways at 2 p.m. Cruise passengers should contact the cruise lines for the latest itinerary information.

August 26, 2012
PortMiami is currently closed and will reopen on Monday, time to be determined. Cruise passengers are encouraged to contact their respective cruise line for more information regarding their itinerary.
August 25, 2012

PortMiami is OPEN and is scheduled to close tonight at 11 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has established Hurricane Port Readiness Condition Modified YANKEE. The Port is scheduled to open on Monday; time to be announced.

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The Tampa Port Authority, in conjunction with the Port Heavy Weather Advisory Group (PHWAG), is continuing to monitor T.S. Isaac, in determining the best and safest way to conduct port business, including all cargo and cruise operations.

Tampa Port AuthorityIn consideration of the possible threat of T.S. Isaac on the safe navigability of Tampa Bay, the port authority has been alerted by the U.S. Coast Guard--Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port that they have issued 'Condition X-ray' today at 9:00 a.m., and therefore no vessels will be allowed to move into or out of the Port of Tampa after 3:00 a.m. Sunday. There will be no exceptions, including cruise vessels, unless there is a significant change in storm path or intensity.

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