Heavy fog delays cruise ship departures from JAXPORT

Fog cleared, Carnival ship to port and continue cruise


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dense fog in the Jacksonville area has slowed commuters for several days and now cruise ship passengers are feeling the effects of the unusual weather.

A dense fog advisory was lifted at 10 a.m. Saturday, but at noon the "Carnival Fascination" was still waiting to pull into port at the JAXPORT cruise terminal.

The ship was scheduled to leave port at 8 a.m.

After the fog lifted and an all-clear from the Coast Guard, the Carnival Fascination arrived to port around 2:30 p.m.

"Once debarkation is completed for the current cruise, embarkation for the next voyage, a five-day Bahamas sailing, is expected to begin at around 4:30 pm. The next voyage will depart this evening with no expected impact on the itinerary," Carnival released in a statement Saturday.

The company recommends signing up for text alerts by texting CCL1 to CRUISE (278473) to receive updates on its arrival into Galveston, Texas.

If you already signed up during your online check-in, you will automatically receive updates.

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