Tropical Storm Harvey Affects Caribbean Cruise Itineraries

August 21, 2017
tropical storm path

(Updated 1:57 p.m. EDT) -- At least three cruise ships have been rerouted to avoid what initially was Tropical Storm Harvey, moving toward the Western Caribbean, but is now remnants with a 70-percent chance of redeveloping into a cyclone within the next 48 hours.

Norwegian Escape -- originally scheduled to depart Miami Saturday, August 19, for a Western Caribbean cruise -- is now sailing an Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Meanwhile, Carnival Paradise made a minor tweak its five-night cruise from Tampa, which also departed Saturday, and Carnival Breeze, while departed Galveston Sunday, will sail a reversed itinerary.

See below for the most up-to-date itinerary changes

The storm had sustained wind speeds of 40 miles an hour as of yesterday, at which point both cruise lines had already altered ships. No storm warnings or watches were ever issued.

Itinerary Changes

Norwegian Escape: The ship will call at St. Maarten Tuesday (8 to 6 p.m.), St. Thomas Wednesday (7 to 5 p.m.) and Nassau Friday (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Its previous itinerary included stops in Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan and Harvest Caye.

Carnival Paradise: On Monday, the ship will call at Grand Cayman in lieu of Roatan; other ports of call remain as scheduled.

Carnival Breeze: All the ports on Carnival Breeze's seven-night Western Caribbean cruise -- Roatan, Belize and Cozumel -- remain the same but will be visited in reverse order.

Cruise Critic is in contact with all the cruise lines and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Follow our Hurricane Zone for tips on cruising during hurricane season, an inside look at the 2017 Atlantic season outlook and more.

--By Gina Kramer, Editor

Want to help? Make a donation to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Efforts.