FMC Notice to Passengers: Hurricane Irma

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has become aware that passenger vessel operators (PVOs), commonly known as cruise lines, have announced itinerary changes and cancellations resulting from the conditions due to Hurricane Irma. Cruise passengers should stay in close contact with their PVOs, airlines, and travel agents for the most up-to-date information about their travel and their cruise. Passengers should always carefully read their ticket contract, which states the cruise line’s obligations with respect to cancelled cruises and changes in itinerary due to weather. If cruise passengers have purchased travel insurance,…

Read More

Coast Guard monitors return of cruise ships to Galveston

The Coast Guard is monitoring the return of cruise ships to ports in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark at Galveston ship terminals after being stranded at sea for an additional six days due to Hurricane Harvey. “It’s a bittersweet feeling for the passengers,” said Malcom Burn, cruise director of Carnival cruise ship Freedom. “They are excited to be back, but are also uncertain of what they are going to see when they get home.” The Coast Guard is working closely with federal, state, local and…

Read More