Update Thursday 5:00pm EST: Tropical Storm Sean now has winds of 65 mph and is moving north-northeast at 13 mph. There is a chance that the storm could be upgraded to a hurricane today if winds strengthen to 74 mph. The tropical storm is projected to pass to the west of Bermuda and is currently not a threat to land. However, Bermuda is under a tropical storm warning until noon Friday.
On Tuesday, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda. Tropical Storm Sean, the 18th named storm of the 2011 hurricane season, currently has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 425 miles southwest of Bermuda. Forecasters expect a possibility of some strengthening as it moves north in the Atlantic, although it is not expected to become a hurricane.
Sean is currently west of the Bahamas and expected to move north and to the west of Bermuda late Thursday into Friday morning. The storm is currently stationary with wind gusts at times higher than 50 mph.
No cruises has yet to make any changes from the storm. The 2,667 passenger Carnival Pride is scheduled to be in Kings Warf, Bermuda on Wednesday and Thursday. We will keep you updated on any cruise changes from Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, and Holland American cruise line.
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.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, with the peak being in August and September. It is always good to have Travel Insurance when traveling out of the country, especially during hurricane season.