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Cruise lines cancel voyages as Hurricane Ian steams toward Florida
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Cruise lines cancel voyages as Hurricane Ian steams toward Florida

Cruise operators are canceling trips and rerouting ships as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, where those in the storm's path readied on Wednesday for storm surges and potentially deadly winds. Carnival Cruise Line canceled a planned Thursday cruise on its Carnival Paradise ship leaving from Tampa, where the port is currently closed to maritime traffic, along with a sailing the same day from Jacksonville. Passengers will receive a full refund and a 25% credit for future cruises, Miami-based Carnival said in a post on its website. Hurricane Ian's "extremely dangerous" eyewall was moving onshore in southwest Florida late Wednesday morning, just hours after it grew into a Category 4 storm. It was packing sustained winds of 155 mph — making it just shy of a Category 5 hurricane, whi...