As the hurricane moves north, it is expected to pass east of the Carolinas and to the west of Bermuda. Cruise lines have been altering cruise itineraries for the past few days as the storm as moved in erratic directions.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the Norwegian Breakaway will no longer be stopping in Bermuda. The ship will now stop in Port Canaveral, Florida and Nassau Bahamas. The Norwegian Dawn will be leaving Bermuda 12 hours ahead of schedule.
Carnival Cruise Line was the first cruise line to make changes to one of their ship’s itineraries . The Carnival Splendor will now call on the port of Port Canaveral bypassing a stop in Grand Turk on Saturday. The Splendor left New York City on Wednesday for an 8 night cruise to the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.
The Carnival Glory will skip a stop in Nassau on Sunday and will replace it with a sea day. The Carnival Liberty will sail a rearranged itinerary and the Carnival Sensation will stop in Key West instead of Nassau. The Carnival Pride will see 2 stops changed. First, the ship will stop in Port Canaveral replacing Grand Turk and then in Nassau replacing Half Moon Cay.
The Disney Fantasy, which departed from Port Canaveral on Saturday, will be stopping in the port of San Juan in place of St. Maarten.
Royal Caribbean had made changes to the Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas itineraries. The Oasis will have a sea day instead of stopping in Nassau on Sunday and the Freedom will have a sea day bypassing a stop at the cruise line’s private island, CocoCay.
No cruises have been canceled due to the storm.
Cruise Fever will continue to monitor the storm and will have all updates if other cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Disney make changes to avoid the storm.
It has been a rather quiet hurricane season so far in 2014 with only 3 named storms. However, that number is expected to rise as we enter prime hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.
Visit the National Hurricane Center for the latest information on Hurricane Cristobal.