Port Everglades reopened for ship traffic (daylight only)
shortly before 1 p.m. on Sept. 12, allowing the Carnival Conquest and Carnival
Splendor to dock there on Tuesday.
Carnival said Splendor guests from the Sept. 3 cruise have
the option of staying onboard until Thursday, Sept. 14 if they have nowhere to
go due to canceled flights.
The Carnival Conquest is scheduled to depart Port Everglades
on Sept. 12 for a four-day cruise to Cozumel. Carnival said check-in hours are
5 to 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, Miami's port continues to be closed to marine
traffic. Royal Caribbean International said that it has now canceled the
Enchantment of the Seas cruise that had been scheduled to depart Sept. 11, "due
to the continued closure of the port, and the uncertainty as to when normal
operations will resume."
The U.S. Coast Guard approved restricted commercial
transit through Port Canaveral on Sept. 12, in part to allow cruise ships
diverted from the port to return. Disney Cruise Line said it was assessing its terminal
building in Port Canaveral, and anticipated that the Sept. 15 Disney Dream and
Sept. 16 Disney Fantasy cruises would sail as planned.
Port Tampa Bay said the Coast Guard reopened for marine traffic at 2
p.m. on Tuesday. The Carnival Paradise is headed into the port within the next 48 hours. Royal Caribbean's Empress
of the Seas, which had been scheduled to arrive Sept. 14, is now scheduled to
arrive Monday, Sept. 18.
Norwegian Cruise Line said the Norwegian Escape has left
Cozumel and is scheduled to arrive in Miami on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.
The Norwegian Sky will depart Miami as scheduled on Friday,
Sept. 15. The Norwegian Escape will depart as scheduled for a seven-day Western
Caribbean cruise on Saturday, Sept. 16.
This report was updated Tuesday with information about Tampa and Port Canaveral.