Hurricane Grace is currently a Category 1 hurricane with top winds of 80 mph and is on track to pass near or over Cozumel, Mexico on Thursday. Due to this, several cruise itineraries have been modified.
Royal Caribbean has modified itineraries on two cruise ships, Adventure of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. The cruise line’s Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet posted the following update on his Twitter page:
Update for @RoyalCaribbean Guests on #AdventureoftheSeas / #AllureoftheSeas and #Grace. For AD: Wed is now a Sea Day, Thur is #CocoCay. For AL: Wednesday is Roatan, Thursday is a Sea Day. Grace will likely be stronger than Models are indicating, so Thursday is out for Cozumel. pic.twitter.com/bwd48mqmy8
— James Van Fleet (@JamesVanFleet) August 17, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line has two cruise ships that are on the schedule to visit Cozumel on Thursday. Cruise Fever reached out to Carnival and was told that Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista will now spend the day at sea bypassing Cozumel.
It is not uncommon for ships to miss ports or change itineraries due to hurricanes and tropical storms. Read: What happens when there is a hurricane during my cruise?
For the latest on Hurricane Grace, visit the National Hurricane Center.