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September 26, 2004

Royal Caribbean International Tropical Storm & Cruise Itinerary Update

Tropical Weather Update September 26, 2004 -- 10 a.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises continue to closely monitor Hurricane Jeanne and its aftermath to ensure our guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises and to make certain our ships steer clear of any storms.

The safety and comfort of our guests are always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. We are pleased to report that our ships in the Caribbean are sailing in calm seas and warm, sunny weather.

Because of Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Caribbean International is altering the itineraries of several ships, and Celebrity Cruises is altering the itinerary of one ship. Itinerary changes are listed below. We will update this information three times daily, at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises are currently unable to bring ships to Coco Cay, Bahamas, our private island. Storm-related repairs are ongoing and should be complete in the coming weeks.

Additionally, storm recovery efforts in Freeport, Bahamas, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, prevent us from visiting those ports. We look forward to returning to those locations in the very near future.

Ships scheduled to make port calls at these locations in the coming weeks will make alternative port calls or spend the day at sea.


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Ships sailing from Port Canaveral:

UPDATE: Conditions for ship traffic at Port Canaveral remain unknown at this time. Royal Caribbean is in regular contact with officials at Port Canaveral and the U.S. Coast Guard and will provide updated information as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Sovereign of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, will not make its port call at Miami, Florida, today. Instead, the ship will spend today at sea. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Mariner of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart today on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship, which may arrive midday or late afternoon, will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Sunday, October 3. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Miami:

Explorer of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart today on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Sunday, October 3. The ship will visit Costa Maya, Mexico, on Wednesday; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Nassau, Bahamas, on Saturday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $250 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Navigator of the Seas, normally scheduled to depart yesterday on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 9 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Wednesday; and Labadee, Hispaniola, on Thursday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

Ships sailing from the Port of Baltimore:

Grandeur of the Seas, currently on its September 24 sailing, will sail a revised itinerary. The ship will make port calls in Kingā??s Wharf, Bermuda, today and Monday; Labadee, Hispaniola, on Wednesday; and Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

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Ships sailing from Port Everglades:

Century, normally scheduled to depart yesterday on a seven-night sailing, will delay its return from its current sailing and its departure for its next sailing until Monday, September 27. The ship will delay its departure until 8 p.m. local time Monday, and sail a modified itinerary that will end Saturday, October 2. The ship will visit Belize City, Belize, on Wednesday; Cozumel, Mexico, on Thursday; and Key West, Florida, on Friday. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive an onboard credit of $500 per stateroom and a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future Celebrity sailing of seven nights or less, which departs on or before December 15, 2005, excluding holidays. Guests booked on this sailing who cancel their cruise will receive a letter of credit for the amount paid for the cruise portion of their sailing. Travel agent commissions will be protected. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne, this itinerary is subject to change.

At this time, no other Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises ships are being impacted by tropical weather. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and update this information at 3 p.m. today.

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Posted by Denise at September 26, 2004 07:49 AM
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