Latest Hurricane Katrina changes:
Carnival alters New Orleans, Mobile cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines made further revisions to sailings from New Orleans and Mobile as both ports remain closed due to Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm plowed into the Gulf Coast this morning as a Category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds, passing just to the east of New Orleans.
Carnivalís Holiday will end its current cruise in Tampa on Tuesday, instead of in Mobile today. The ship is expected to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and will remain docked in Tampa until Wednesday at noon. Passengers will be provided free motorcoach transportation to the Tampa airport, and Carnival will assist air/sea customers in changing their flights to depart from Tampa.
The Holidayís Aug. 29 voyage from Mobile has been canceled. Passengers will receive a full refund.
The Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 voyages of the Sensation will depart from Galveston instead of New Orleans. Itineraries for both sailings remain unchanged. Carnival will assist air/sea customers in changing their flights to arrive and depart from Houston.
Passengers who sail on the Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 cruises will receive a $50 per person shipboard credit and a 50% discount on a future three- to five-day Carnival cruise. Those who cancel will get a full refund.