Carnival Sunshine, due to return to Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday, May 27, 2023, was delayed due to severe weather. The ship is currently off the coast of South Carolina and working, unable to return to port due to strong winds and rough seas.
Guests are preparing to board Carnival Sunshine today they are advised to wait before going to port to board, and Carnival Cruise Line is providing regular updates on the weather and how it affects the ship.
Carnival Sunshine It has been delayed
Carnival Cruise Line he reached out to the guests he had booked to board Carnival Sunshine today is the news that their journey has been delayed due to bad weather which makes it unsafe for them to enter the port.
The first update was sent via text message on Friday evening, informing of the situation and warning guests that there could be delays.
“The train has bad weather back to Charleston and may arrive late tomorrow,” he said. the text was read.
Carnival Sunshine concludes a 6-night cruise back to the Bahamas, which departed Charleston on Sunday, May 21, and enjoyed visits to Nassau, Bimini, and Half Moon Cay. The train was supposed to arrive back in Charleston at 8 o’clock Saturday morning, but by 10 o’clock in the afternoon it was reported that the train was still safely ashore.
Carnival Cruise Line brand ambassador John Heald has also been alerting sailors to the situation.
“The ship went through bad weather and bad seas, and the bad weather is still in the Charleston area which has prevented the ship from entering the port,” he said. Heal said. “We ask visitors to sign up for information … to stay updated.”
A second change at 8 o’clock Saturday morning informed passengers that the train would continue to be delayed until the weather improved.
“In the meantime, [the ship] waiting at the channel door for things to change,” the word was read.
It is unclear when the weather will be good enough for the ship to sail, but the Fleet Operations Center in Miami and their counterparts in Charleston are closely monitoring the situation.
They’re going up Carnival Sunshine
Guests aboard the ship have reported rough conditions throughout the night, including strong currents and waves similar to those experienced by a cruise ship in rough weather. He was informed on Friday evening that Saturday morning the port would be delayed.
Access to the outside of the ship has been restricted due to strong winds and slippery conditions, and crew members are taking all precautions to ensure everyone on board is as safe and comfortable as possible.
102,853 tons-gross Carnival Sunshine (already Carnival Destiny) is the only ship that originates Charleston, although other ships sometimes make trips to the southern village. On Saturday, no other ships were scheduled to arrive at the port.
Weather System from Southeastern US
Weather damage Carnival Sunshine is a low-lying depression located 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of Charleston, causing heavy rain and strong winds.
The system is not expected to be a tropical storm but is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center, and the wind pattern is cyclonic in nature.
As of 10 a.m., winds outside Charleston Harbor range from 30-36 knots (34-42 miles per hour / 55-67 kilometers per hour).
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the area until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, predicting winds of 20-25 miles per hour (32-40 kilometers per hour), with gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph).
Stay tuned to Cruise Hive for more updates on these events.