SSA issues travel advisory for Friday

The SSA is warning of potential ferry cancellations on Friday and Saturday. - George Brennan

If you’re planning to go off-Island for the Christmas holiday weekend, you may want to try to leave earlier than you planned.

According to a travel advisory, the Steamship Authority is monitoring an upcoming period of active weather that has the potential to disrupt service. High winds are forecast for Friday, Dec. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 24. “There is a high likelihood all service will be canceled for a portion of all of these days on both the Nantucket and Vineyard routes,” the release states. “If you are traveling for the holidays, please consider making alternate plans. Change and cancellation fees for travel on 12/23-12/24 are waived.”

The SSA advises passengers to stay in tune with the upcoming forecast through the National Weather Service at

To change or modify a reservation, please visit our website at, call our Reservation Office at 508-477-8600, or visit one of the terminals,” the release states.