Hurricanes in the Caribbean are forcing cruise ships off their planned itineraries, but none so drastically as the Carnival Miracle, reports Gene Sloan in USA Today’s Cruise Log blog.
The ship was headed from New York to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but only made it to the Bahamas. When the weather got too rough, the ship turned around and headed to Newport, R.I. Passengers who expected to be basking in the Caribbean were none too happy.
The blog entry reports that some passengers were so angry with the way the itinerary change was handled that they withheld tips for the staff. I hope not. It surely isn’t the fault of those hard-working waiters and cabin attendants.