Travel website "The Points Guy" reported that thousands of cruise ship passengers are stuck at sea this week because Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc across southwestern and central Florida, forcing some ports across the state to close temporarily.
Cruise ships that departed from Florida before Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday had to extend their schedules because some ports remain closed.
Three major ones — Port Canaveral, Jacksonville Port Authority, and Port Tampa Bay, remain temporarily closed or have disruptions, preventing cruise ships from docking.
At this time Port Canaveral remains closed at Port Condition ZULU pending an update from the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port. All visitors to the Port and tenants are reminded not to return until damage assessments have been completed.— Port Canaveral (@PortCanaveral) September 30, 2022
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