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Tropical Storm Chantal Has Dissipated; Storm Conditions Remain

July 10, 2013
(Updated 5:12 p.m. EDT) -- Tropical Storm Chantal dissipated into remnants Wednesday afternoon, and all storm warnings and watches have been cancelled, according to the National Weather Service.

Carnival Cruise Lines altered the itinerary for a third ship early Wednesday in response to Chantal's change in path, before it lost tropical storm status. Winds up to 45 m.p.h. and heavy ain remain in effect for Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica the next 24 hours.

Carnival Freedom, sailing a six-night cruise that departed from Fort Lauderdale on July 7, will sail to Cozumel instead of Ocho Rios on July 11, Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson Vance Gulliksen told us.

Gulliksen said Carnival Liberty, which departed Saturday, July 6 for a seven-night cruise from Miami, has changed the order of its intended ports -- Half Moon Cay, San Juan and Grand Turk -- and is replacing a visit to St. Thomas (originally scheduled for July 9) with Nassau on July 12.

Carnival Victory, sailing a five-night cruise that departed from Miami on July 8, has altered its entire itinerary. The ship is diverting its course to visit Half Moon Cay and Nassau and will be stopping in Freeport on July 11 instead of Grand Turk on July 10.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International have not made any itinerary changes.

--by Gina Kramer, Associate Editor



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