The Carnival statement said the ship would depart Saturday for Texas to be in position when the Port of Galveston reopens. The Carnival Freedom and Valor ships, diverted to New Orleans to stock up on food and supplies, offered passengers the choice of making their own way to Galveston or re-boarding the ship, which will return to the Texas port city when officials have deemed maritime traffic safe.
"We haven't made a decision yet", Bolen said.
The Port of Galveston in Texas has been closed because a Category 3 hurricane is barreling toward it.
Harvey is the eighth named storm of the 2017 hurricane season. This meant that four ships which were set to dock over the weekend were unable to get to Galveston, and even if they had been able to, they would have just been unloading their passengers into a hurricane.
Currently, the Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor are at sea in the middle of their voyage.
Carnival has now posted another update on Carnival Breeze which was originally scheduled to arrive at its home port in Galveston on Sunday.
Carnival Breeze is currently docked in Cozumel and will now overnight there. Cruise details will be finalized once we have confirmed our arrival into Galveston.
Port officials will know more about cruise ships after a conference call with the cruise companies at 11 a.m. today, Simons said. Typically, the strongest winds are found in the northeastern side of the eye wall for a storm moving from south to north, like Hurricane Matthew.
The city manager in Rockport, Texas, says multiple people have been taken to the county's jail for assessment and treatment after the roof of a senior housing complex collapsed.
"Right now we are being asked to stay onboard for an undetermined amount of time", said Bravo.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday tweeted "please think twice before trying to leave Houston en masse". He said there might be a "greater danger" in having people who don't need to be evacuated onto roads that could flood.