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Cruise NewsHurricane Katia Has Cruise Lines on Watch

Hurricane Katia Has Cruise Lines on Watch

With the Bahamas and the northern half of the east coast still recovering from Hurricane Irene, another storm has formed in the Atlantic.  Hurricane Katia is expected to begin losing strength as it moves into the cooler waters of the Northern Atlantic.

Katia is now a category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph..  Current projections have it passing just to the south and west of Bermuda and staying away from the Caribbean and Bahamas.  It is also not expected to hit the mainland US.

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If you are taking a cruise to the Bahamas or Bermuda in the next week, it would be good to keep on eye out for this storm, although it isn’t worth worrying about right now.  Cruise lines will not begin to make any changes or cancellations until the storm is much closer.  Cancellations are rare, usually cruise ships just sail to other ports and out of the way of hurricanes.  It is always good to have Travel Insurance, especially during hurricane season.

We will update this page as more information becomes available and the storm moves closer the U.S. and Bermuda.  We will be following any updates from Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Princess, and Holland America.

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For the latest information, please visit the National Hurricane Center.

Katia took the place of the name Katrina on the storm list. Katrina was retired from the list due to the destruction and the deaths that were caused from it.

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