Fog Causes Problems for Port of Tampa Based Cruise Ships

UPDATE 9:00 AM (EST):

The Port of Tampa remains closed due to heavy fog across the region. Those booked for the Carnival Miracle sailing are not to proceed to the cruise terminal until the cruise line releases a new time update for the embarkation process. Brilliance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas are still in port.

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Dense fog across parts of the Florida west coast is causing problems for cruise ships based out of Port of Tampa. Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are monitoring developments.

Dense Fog at Port of Tampa

Heavy fog across parts of the Florida west coast is causing problems for cruise ships are based out of Tampa, Florida. Two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have already been forced to stay overnight until the fog clears and Carnival Cruise Line has issued a weather alert which includes a possible delayed arrival for one of its ships.

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Brilliance of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship was set to depart Tampa yesterday December 29 but the weather has impacted that. The ship remained in port overnight and once or if the fog clears she will depart on her western Caribbean cruise which will be altered.

Brilliance of the Seas was originally scheduled to sail a 5-night itinerary with a departure from Tampa on December 29 at around 4:00 PM.

Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas has also been forced to stay in port due to foggy conditions not just in Tampa but the entire region. Hopefully, the vessel will depart....

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