Historically speaking, this week marks the beginning of the peak of hurricane season. And to kick it off in fine fashion, let’s welcome Tropical Storm Isaac.
Formed in the Atlantic only a day ago, Isaac seems to be on a course for the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. Of course it’s too soon to predict, but at this point in time, the cruise lines are beginning to move into Plan B; doing the cruise ship shuffle in and out of port and out of harm’s way.
As of this afternoon, Royal Caribbean issued an update for the Allure of the Seas. The ship, which departed Port Everglades on Sunday, August 19, will be sailing a western Caribbean itinerary (Falmouth, Jamaica & Cozumel, Mexico) instead of eastern Caribbean (Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas & Philipsburg, St. Maarten).
Other than that no changes have yet to be made on ship departures this week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The ships in question are the Majesty of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas (from Port Canaveral), Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
Norwegian Cruise Line only has one ship based in Florida this month, the Norwegian Sky, sailing 3-4 night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas.
Carnival also has not issued any changes to their upcoming itineraries.
If you have cruise plans for this week or next, you should closely watch the updates on the cruise lines’ websites:
As always, check back here for the latest updates on Tropical Storm or potentially Hurricane Isaac.