The cold-front system moving through The Bahamas forced three major cruise ship operators to cancel their trips to the Port of Nassau Monday.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, Port Controller Commander Patrick McNeil said the circumstances surrounding the cancellations of Allure of the Seas, Carnival Conquest and the Disney Dream was due to the weather system, which entered the northwest Bahamas late Sunday evening.
“Commander McNeil has reported that the Allure of the Seas, the Carnival Conquest, and the Disney Dream were scheduled to call at the Port of Nassau on Monday at 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. respectively,” the release said.
“However, according to the port controller, the captains of the Allure and the Conquest decided to cancel in advance the visits to Prince George Wharf, due to a weather system.”
The release also explained that the Disney Dream entered Nassau Harbour at 8:00 a.m. assisted by the tug Snapper and two private tug boats; however, as the vessel was attempting to dock, it was unable to complete the move due to wind gusts of approximately 38 knots, and the captain of that vessel made the decision to leave the Port of Nassau.
On Monday, the capital experienced gusty winds and cool air with intermittent rainfall.
Forecasters predict that a cold front system will move through the islands for the remainder of the week.