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Carnival Cruise Ship Skips Another Port Due To Tropical Storm

Carnival Panoramawhose current 7-night Mexican Riviera itinerary has already been disrupted by Hurricane Kay, is now skipping a call to Ensenada due to the storm’s continued impact on local weather.

While the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, high winds and rough seas made docking in Ensenada dangerous, and the ship will instead enjoy a day at sea on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Ensenada tour canceled

Carnival Panorama It was not originally planned to visit Ensenada on the current sailing, but instead was planned to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

Earlier in the cruise, however, as Tropical Storm Kay transformed into Hurricane Kay, the ship’s itinerary has been radically changed and ports have been moved and canceled to ensure the safety of the ship and all on board.

The visit to Ensenada was an addition to the modified itinerary, since Puerto Vallarta had to be cancelled. The ship was scheduled to visit Ensenada today, Friday, September 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

However, as the storm progressed, the port visit was canceled due to high winds and waves making docking conditions unsuitable.

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In place, Carnival Panorama spends an extra day at sea before the scheduled return to Long Beach, CaliforniaSaturday, September 10. No delays are anticipated for the ship’s return to her homeport, and no changes are announced for the ship’s next itinerary, which is also a 7-night Mexican Riviera itinerary.

At present, tracking data shows Carnival Panorama cruising north on her return to Long Beach at a leisurely 10 knots (11.5 miles per hour).

Guests aboard the Vista-class vessel reported windy and rainy conditions, with upper exterior deck areas closed for safety, including the adults-only Serenity Retreat on Deck 15. The main pools were also closed. closed and partially drained for safety reasons.

In these types of conditions, the ship’s cruise director, Fun Squad and other entertainment staff generally strive to provide more indoor activities for passengers, including challenges and other games, dance, craft projects, live music, etc.

The 133,868 gross tons Carnival Panorama can accommodate 4,008 guests in double occupancy and up to 5,146 passengers when fully booked. The ship is also home to over 1,400 international crew members who strive to provide excellent service whatever the sailing conditions.

Storm hits Mexico

Kay has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is currently showing maximum sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour. The center of the storm is just off the Baja Peninsula, about 209 kilometers south of Ensenada.

Tropical Storm Kay
Tropical Storm Kay (Courtesy of NOAA)

The storm’s wind field, however, is extensive, and tropical storm-force winds will likely be felt as far north as Tijuana, well beyond Ensenada. Carnival Panorama now crosses well outside the storm’s wind field.

Other cruise ships in the region, including Royal Caribbean International Navigator of the seas and Princess Cruises sapphire princessare also taking appropriate precautions to avoid the effects of the storm, including modifying the route and itinerary if necessary.

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