UPDATE: Hurricane Storm Ophelia currently has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and is heading north at 21 mph as of 11:00 am Saturday morning. The category 3 hurricane is projected to pass to the east of Bermuda staying out of the path of cruises. Some cruises could be affected if the storm moves back towards the east. Bermuda is currently under a tropical storm watch.
Previous article on Tropical Storm Ophelia:
It is still too early to tell which and how many cruises that Ophelia will affect. Current projections have the storm passing to the north of St Marten, St Thomas, and Puerto Rico. Tropical storms and hurricanes can be difficult at times to predict the exact path as they can move unexpectedly.
Ophelia is also expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves closer to the path of cruise ships. Ophelia will become a hurricane if maximum sustained winds are 74 mph or greater.
No cruise ships have yet to alter itineraries because of the tropical storm. If any cruises are affected, we will bring you the latest updates for Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America cruise lines.
It is always good to have Travel Insurance, especially during hurricane season.
Due to the unpredictability of hurricanes and tropical storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov for the latest updates on the storm.