Friday, 1 April 2011

Wind gust blows Carnival Pride off moorings

Wind gust blows Carnival Pride off moorings

By Jerry Limone
The Carnival Pride’s Caribbean cruise was delayed Wednesday afternoon, when a 98-mph wind gust dislodged the ship from its moorings at Port Canaveral in Florida.

Nobody was hurt and appropriate authorities were notified, said Carnival. The ship returned to its dock, then passengers began to return to the Pride.

Carnival said the ship remained overnight at Port Canaveral and departed Thursday morning at approximately 6:15 a.m. local time, several hours behind schedule.

Because of the delayed departure from Port Canaveral, the ship’s itinerary has been modified to include an overnight visit in Freeport, Bahamas. The Pride will arrive at 4 p.m. Thursday and depart at 2 p.m. Friday.

The original itinerary included a call at Nassau on Thursday and Freeport the following day.

The Carnival Pride is on a seven-day cruise from Baltimore that includes a daylong call in Port Canaveral.