Old July 18th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Posts: n/a
Default STORMS!!!!

What happens if a tropical storm is headed your way??? What does the cruise line do?? I am suppose to leave July 23 out of mobile, AL. going to mexico. Has there ever been a chance of cancelling on us?? What happens then, or what happens if we dont go where we are suppose too. Please help worried traveler!!

Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 01:13 AM
jleq's Avatar
jleq jleq is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California, USA
Posts: 1,019
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Don't worry. Carnival [and every other cruise line] won't put you in "harm's way". In "worst case scenario", the cruise itself will be cancelled....but current forecasts put "Emily" far away from Mobile. And it doesn't look like a new storm is in the offing. If a storm does strike your embarkation port, you'll get your money back. If the storm is forecast to strike mid-cruise/problems in Cozumel make it impossible for you to dock there, you will be sent to alternate ports.

Compensation for their doing so is at the discrertion of Carnival.

Post Edited (07-18-05 01:31)
11/21-Jimmy Buffett Concert
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 05:41 AM
David W David W is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 619
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Looks like you'll have clear sailing from Mobile. Don't know if you'll go to Cozumel with hurricane Emily being there this week. If you don't, you'll either go to another port or have another sea day.
No worries mate, you'll be cruising ! I don't think they'll cancel your cruise.
Thats the down side to sailing this time of year. The fares are cheaper, but you have all the hurricanes to deal with.

Happy sailing;

Sensation- 09/24/2005
Enchanted Isle- 1999
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 06:49 AM
Gail F Gail F is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 300
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

why are you going on Valor, this is also a carnival ship, and if I recall correctly your the one that wants to prevent seasickness, from the staff that will also not be feeling well while taking care of you????????
and not earning their tips because you paid too much already.
shame on you., for talking to spacy 31 that way.
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 07:02 AM
ALB ALB is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 14
Send a message via AIM to ALB
Default Re: Re: STORMS!!!!

Gail; Yes I'm booked on the Valor in August, and I'm also heavily insured in case of most anything. I've also read numerous horror stories regarding the amount of shoulder shrugging Carnival does when there is a major problem ie: lost luggage, cancelled trips, rough seas(I know it's an act of God), ignorant staff , well you get the picture. I do not wish to offend anyone, if I have I apologize. I just enjoy spirited conversation and get folks thinking. I'm just a terrified as anyone else at the thought of losing my trip due to weather. Thanks for the reply. ALB
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 07:22 AM
Gail F Gail F is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 300
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

you sound like a very negitive person, go with the flow that is the excitement of it all I have been on 6 cruises 5 carnival the only rough one was not carnival.and I think I just did not like it because Carnival is so wondeful.
I love listenning to peoples stories it brings back memories that I will cherrish forever, and until my next cruise.
so come on ALB do not spoil it for people that are newbies, the only ones that have a bad experience are those that look for it.
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 08:13 AM
JeanS's Avatar
JeanS JeanS is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,493
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Spacey, we always cruise during hurricane season due to the lack of kids onboard and the better rates...we have never been put in harms way of any storms, the captain had to modify our itinerary a few times but have always had a wonderful ttime and never worried about anything....you just have to be flexible when cruising...

And disregard ALB's comments, if the cruise is cancelled, you will get a refund, no insurance necessary. ALB unfortunately doesn't know what he/she is talking about... insurance is in case *you* have to cancel for some reason...

So just relax, enjoy and go with the flow!


8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 08:33 AM
LisaK LisaK is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Emily is scheduled to make a direct hit on the Yucatan- this would effect Cozumel- depending upon her path,chances are very good that you will be diverted to another port, or have an extra sea day, that's it. Your safety is the Captain's main concern he will not put you in harms way. Might you experience some choppy seas, some wind and some rain, probably. Just go with flow, relax and enjoy. Its a cruise!!!
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 08:57 AM
themomtk themomtk is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Neosho Mo
Posts: 455
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Just go with the flow and keep watch on Carnivals home page for weather changes.
If they know ahead they will post it here on there web site.
This week they changed several ports of call to keep everyone safe. If you miss a port they do a small on board credit. I always cruise in Hurricane season and have only missed one port of call.
Lets see what this year brings. Also Cruisemates on there homepage give you ship changes due to weather.
Happy cruising and may the weather be good to you.

Pride of America

Destiny,Rhapsody ,Conquest x2
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 09:20 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

The Holiday only goes to Cozumel and Playa so where would it be diverted to? This is a concern, a lot of people don't won't a four day cruise to nowhere.

Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Dorothy's Avatar
Dorothy Dorothy is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,240
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Jean is right - if Carnival cancels the cruise, you'll get a refund. If *you* decide not to go, then yes, your money is gone. Travel insurance is always a good idea. Carnival might decide to skip or substitute a port, but will rarely cancel a cruise.



CarnivalSensation February 2015
Carnival Dream November 2015

Carnival Fascination April 2014
Carnival Elation March 2011
Carnival Imagination Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation Dec 2006
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 2006
Carnival Miracle Sept 2005
Carnival Glory Sept 2004
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2004
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 06:48 PM
CA Cruiser CA Cruiser is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Travel insurance is for more than just cancelling trips. Some US medical insurances are not good outside the US. I've known ppl with injuries (broken leg or hand, etc) on ship or land and they were covered. Also emergency services and/or medivac off ship.

[email protected],
Teresa and Larry

#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Jim Bragg Jim Bragg is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 7,346
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Carnival and every other cruiseline will always refund you money in total if the cruise is for any reason canceled. If they know beforehand that the ship will not go to any of the scheduled ports, ie the Holiday to Cozumel, then they have in the past offered the passengers to cancel and reschedule with no monetary loss. These are the facts and are not just an opinion.

24 cruises and counting!
Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 12:53 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: STORMS!!!!

Thanks guys I cant believe all the reply. THANKS I guess I will go with the flow. I called carnival and they told me they will call me if there is any changes. They might change the port, thats what they said. They also said they may leave one day early or one day late. I will just wait and see. I am in the process of moving so I need the vacation and if I dont get to go due to the weather I will be fine. I have more than enough to do here before I go. THANKS everyone
Reply With Quote


carnival, cruise, hits, penisila, storm, yucatan

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
La storms sistagoldenhair Carnival Cruise Lines 22 January 30th, 2010 07:38 PM
Some Nasty storms... Donna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 9 July 3rd, 2008 12:02 PM
New tropical storms Sea Trekker Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 October 3rd, 2005 12:24 AM
Norfolk and the storms??? Lee and Kelli Ask CruiseMates Staff 2 September 4th, 2004 12:35 PM
Tropical storms Paul C Ask CruiseMates Staff 10 September 5th, 2000 09:40 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.
design by: Themes by Design