Kyle Causes Princess Port Cancellations

September 29, 2008

Kyle may be fading fast, but the storm has lingered enough to cause Princess Cruises to alter itineraries for two of its ships in Canada.

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, with the remainder of the originally planned itinerary unchanged.

Kyle made landfall in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia as a Category One hurricane late Sunday -- quite a rarity in Canada -- dumping buckets of rain and knocking out power in thousands of homes. After passing over the cold waters off Nova Scotia, the storm weakened significantly as it proceeded toward New Brunswick. The storm is expected to further dissipate over the next two days.

Holland America, Cunard and Royal Caribbean have all tweaked routes over the last few days. Click here for a complete list of Kyle-related itinerary changes.

--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor

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