Carnival Cruise Line revised two additional itineraries to steel clear of powerful Hurricane Joaquin. The extremely dangerous Category 4 storm has been battering the Central Bahamas.Carnival Conquest will steer clear of Grand Turk on Saturday and spend the day at sea. The Fort Lauderdale-based ship is on an eight-day cruise that embarked Sept. 26.
Carnival Sensation will visit Freeport instead of Nassau on Saturday. The ship sailed Thursday on a three-day cruise from Port Canaveral.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Joaquin's maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Forecasters said some additional strengthening was possible Thursday night and Friday, with some fluctuations in intensity possible Friday night and Saturday.