Hurricane Leslie, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, is now a category 1 hurricane headed towards Bermuda. Hurricane Leslie is the 12th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season.
The hurricane is currently located to the east of the Bahamas and south of Bermuda. The storm is moving north at 2 mph and is forecasted to pass to the east of Bermuda.
Norwegian Cruise Line has issued a statement concerning Hurricane Leslie. The Norwegian Dawn, departing Boston on Friday, and the Norwegian Star, departing New York on Sunday, will sail as scheduled to Bermuda. NCL is closely monitoring the storm and will make any changes necessary for the safety and security of their passengers and crew members.
NCL issued the following statement at noon on Thursday, September 6, 2012: “Norwegian Dawn will sail as scheduled tomorrow from Boston. Depending on the path of the storm, we may need to alter the itinerary. We will keep guests updated on board. Norwegian Star will sail as scheduled on Sunday, September 9 from New York. “
Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas and the Celebrity Summit are also scheduled to make port in Bermuda this coming week. Neither cruise line has made an official announcement yet on this storm. Cruise Fever will update this page if there are any changes to the itineraries of either of those cruise ships.
Carnival, Princess, and Disney do not have ships headed to Bermuda this coming week and should not have any cruises affected by Tropical Storm Leslie.
After there were no named tropical storms in July, August has been a busy month for tropical storms and hurricanes. Hurricane Kirk is currently loacted to the east of Bermuda and is expected to stay out to sea. For the latest on Hurricane Leslie, visit the National Hurricane Center.