MIAMI -- Hurricane
Katrina prompted Carnival Cruise Lines to reposition several cruise
ships before the storm slammed into the Gulf Coast near New Orleans
and Gulfport, Miss., Aug. 29.
Conquest, which sails from New Orleans on Sundays, was redirected
on Aug. 28 to Galveston, Texas, and remained there overnight in
order to facilitate transportation for passengers still
The ship is
undergoing scheduled maintenance this week and did not embark new
The ship, on its
current four-day cruise, was to arrive in Tampa Aug. 30 and remain
docked there until noon on Aug. 31. Passengers can disembark the Holiday on the morning of Aug.
30 or the morning of Aug. 31; Carnival said it will provide
complimentary bus transportation to the Tampa airport.
The Sept. 1 and
Sept. 5 voyages of the Sensation, meanwhile, will depart from
Galveston instead of New Orleans. The
itineraries for both voyages remain unchanged.
And passengers on the Carnival Miracle and the Inspiration
caught their cruises at Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29,
respectively. Carnival provided
complimentary bus transportation between Tampa and Fort
reporter Rebecca Tobin, send e-mail to [email protected].