(1 p.m.) -- As Hurricane Kyle continues its northern path through New England and Canada, cruise lines have been reporting storm-related itinerary changes.
Royal Princess' Bar Harbor call, originally scheduled for today, has been cancelled. The ship instead spent an overnight in Boston on Sunday, and sailed at 8 a.m. today for Saint John, New Brunswick, where it will arrive on schedule at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
Sea Princess' call in Saint John, New Brunswick was cancelled today. The ship is on schedule to visit Bar Harbor on September 30; the remainder of the originally planned itinerary is unchanged.
Holland America's Maasdam has bypassed today's scheduled call in Bar Harbor. The ship is instead heading straight to Halifax, where it is set to arrive at 5:30 p.m. Maasdam will spend an overnight in Halifax before leaving at 5 p.m. on Monday.
The itinerary for Explorer of the Seas, which departed the Cape Liberty Port on Thursday, September 25, has been altered. The Royal Caribbean ship will not be visiting Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Sunday, as originally planned. Instead it will travel through the Saguenay River on Sunday, and will visit Quebec City on Monday. Explorer will then stay overnight in Quebec until Tuesday. The rest of the itinerary remains unchanged.
Cunard has altered the itinerary for Queen Mary 2. The let the storm pass, the line held the ship in New York for an extra day -- so it departed on Sunday instead of Saturday as initially planned. QM2 will then visit Halifax on Tuesday. And instead of visiting Saint John, New Brunswick on Tuesday, the ship will visit the Canadian port on Wednesday, docking from noon until just shy of midnight.
There are three other ships with scheduled Tuesday stops in Saint John. Carnival Victory, Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas and Royal Princess are still expected to make their calls. We'll keep you posted should anything change.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor
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Update: More Hurricane Kyle Itinerary Changes
September 29, 2008