by Sarah JF Braley | August 30, 2017

As remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to wreak havoc with the Port of Galveston and the rest of southern Texas, Carnival Cruise Lines has opted to reroute three ships that currently are at sea and has canceled their next trips out of the port, and Royal Caribbean has canceled the next sailing of Liberty of the Seas.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the cruise line said, "Due to extreme flooding conditions in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, officials in Galveston are unable to predict with any certainty when the Port of Galveston will re-open, but now expect it will remain closed until late this week.

Assuming the Port of Galveston reopens later this week:
• Carnival Freedom will dock on Friday and disembark guests from its previous cruise. Embarkation for the Sept. 2 voyage will take place on Saturday as scheduled.
• Carnival Valor will also arrive in Galveston on Friday to disembark guests. The Aug. 31 sailing of Carnival Valor has been cancelled. A full refund will be provided to all guests who were scheduled on cancelled voyages. The Sept. 4 sailing will operate as scheduled.   
• Carnival Breeze is scheduled to arrive on Saturday evening to disembark guests from the previous cruise. Embarkation for the Sept. 3 sailing will take place on Sunday as scheduled.

Royal Caribbean, which had rerouted its Liberty of the Seas to Miami, expects to put back into the Port of Galveston on Friday, Sept. 1, but has canceled its next sailing.