(2:10 p.m. EDT) — A Princess cruise ship is the latest to be affected by fog in the port of Houston.
Caribbean Princess, which was scheduled to disembark passengers November 29 at the Bayport Cruise Terminal, was unable to dock because of visibility issues caused by heavy fog. The ship’s arrival to Houston was postponed until November 30.
Passengers scheduled to fly out November 29 who booked airfare through Princess had their flights rescheduled for November 30. Those who booked airfare independently were asked to notify their travel agents or the airlines directly. Contact information for airlines, rental car companies and local hotels was available at the ship’s guest services desk. Embarking passengers were informed of the delay and provided with overnight accommodations at the Four Seasons hotel. The next itinerary has not been otherwise affected.
“The ship made it safely alongside and was secured in Houston at 03:24 a.m. (CST) on November 30,” according to a statement from the cruise line. “Guests will be able to embark at 12:30 p.m. (CST). At this stage, there is no impact to the next itinerary, however this is dependent on weather conditions. This situation will be closely monitored onboard by Princess Cruises, and guests will be updated accordingly. The safety of our guests and crew is always our top priority.”
No other ships are scheduled to arrive in or leave Houston until Saturday, when Norwegian Jade will arrive.
Houston, which will no longer serve as a cruise port beginning April 2016, and the nearby port of Galveston are prone to fog delays, particularly in the winter months. Find out how fog and other weather conditions can affect your cruise.