Harvey Make Cruise Ship Swaying in the Gulf of Mexico

The hurricane that hit Texas on Friday, August 25 has brought disaster in the region

Hurricane Harvey and floods in Texas - Image Credit Texy Hampp

The hurricane disaster in Texas has left many suffering, as President Trump has set a state of emergency after a severe storm categorized 4. As reported by the Daily Mail, at least five people have been killed by Harvey's storm with a catastrophic flood.

Even some cruise ships had to be swayed in the Gulf of Mexico until the weekend, quoting an article on the sites CNN Indonesia, August 28, the cruise ship is scheduled to dock at Port Galveston, Texas.

You know when many tourists are on the cruise ships, the holiday of a dozen thousand tourists who are in a cruise ship was so messy due to the worst storm for 50 years in the United States.

As expected later, according to the Miami Herald on Monday, August 28, as many as 15 thousand passengers are still on cruises belonging to Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International. They do not know where they will be, because of the port's notification.

The Port of Galveston does not want to risk too much, they decide to temporarily close and it is not yet known when it will be back in operation.

The impact is quite pronounced for smaller cruise ships, say like Carnival Freedom and Valor, managed to escape Harvey's Storm, but they do not want to dock at Port Galveston.

MS Oasis of the Seas, illustration - Image Credit Cole85459

This was stated by a Carnival spokesman, De La Cruz, saying that his cruise ship will stop in New Orleans to refuel.

"Passengers who do not want to continue their journey can get off in New Orleans."

He wants to give comfort and certainty to all passengers through some of his statements.

"If anyone wants to go back through Galveston we suggest to stay on board, because we will leave there after the conditions are safe."

The situation is unpredictable, but the storms causing the floods and landslides also make the cruise ship schedule must be delayed until next week.

The journey must continue, cruise ships like Freedom and Valor will reduce their travel routes, and tourists who have paid full will get money replacement trip.

The storm hit Texas and around, things will soon be conducive, but all parties have to wait, according to a statement from the cruise ships docked in Miami.

They chose to cancel the trip until the time allowed.

Source: Ardita Mustafa - CNN Indonesia, Daily Mail, Miami Herald
Image: Texy Hampp - Houston, Cole85459 - Wikipedia


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