Nassau, Bahamas — Cruise itinerary disruptions as a result of Hurricanes Ian and Fiona diverted five cruise lines to Nassau’s primary cruise port, with an additional 16,000 cruise visitors brought in by Nassau cruise port officials it was done.
Nassau Cruise Port Chief Executive Mike Maura Jr confirmed yesterday that Carnival Legends on September 21 was included due to Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. MSC Seashore, 26th September. Scarlet Lady September 29th. Carnival Mardi Gras, September 30th. And Carnival Freedom on September 30th.
Maura noted that the estimated total number of passengers arriving in Nassau as a result of these cruise lines being diverted to Nassau is 16,000.
When contacted yesterday, Jan Knowles, vice president of marketing and communications for Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), said the LPIA has not confirmed any flight cancellations as a result of Hurricane Ian. However, she said a Bahama Air flight to Havana, Cuba has been cancelled.
Hurricane Ian intensified into a Category 3 storm yesterday as it continues its trek toward Florida, where it is expected to make landfall late Wednesday and early Thursday.
The storm is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges, floods and tornadoes. Officials have urged hundreds of thousands of residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast to evacuate to higher ground.
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