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PortMiami and Port Everglades have reopened

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The key South Florida homeports have reopened as Hurricane Dorian edges northward GRAPHIC: National Hurricane Center
PortMiami and Port Everglades were cleared to open on Tuesday afternoon as Hurricane Dorian edged away to the north.

Carnival Horizon and Carnival Victory

Carnival Horizon and Carnival Victory are confirmed to return to Miami on Wednesday morning, as expected, and each will operate a shortened cruise. Horizon will sail to Nassau on a three-night cruise, while Victory make a two-night jaunt to Key West. Both ships are expected to sail early, at 3 p.m.

Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky is scheduled to sail Thursday from Miami on a four-night cruise to Key West, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau. Norwegian Cruise Line is still evaluating the impact of the storm and will communicate any itinerary modifications accordingly.

Tariffs waived for aid shipments

As earlier reported, Port Everglades is waiving tariffs for ocean shipping lines transporting humanitarian relief supplies to the Bahamas.

Port Canaveral

In Central Florida, Port Canaveral remains closed, pending inspections expected on Wednesday. Lines said they're hopeful Canaveral will be open to ships on Thursday.

If feasible, Carnival Elation will operate a two-night sailing departing Thursday, the port of call to be determined.

Disney Dream, as earlier reported, is expected back at Canaveral on Thursday.

Still powerful Dorian

Dorian's maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph/175 km/h, with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Forecasters said Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days as it skirts the eastern coast of Florida.