Cruise News Tropical Storm Sean Poses Small Threat to Cruises

Tropical Storm Sean Poses Small Threat to Cruises

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.

Previously:
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.

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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.

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Cruise News Tropical Storm Sean Poses Small Threat to Cruises

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  1. Today is February 15, 2013. As I watch the latest Carnival Cruise debacle, with the ship “Triumph”, I think back on our frightening trip on the Carnival Pride in November 2011:
    Carnival Pride’s Sunday November 6 2011 Bermuda cruise was delayed until Monday November 7 because decks on the front of the ship were damaged due to bad weather in the Bahamas. When we left Baltimore, Carnival steered us back out into the same storm that had damaged their ship, and this was quite a ride, very queasy, and we were a day late in getting to Bermuda, so we had one night in port instead of two. We arrived Wednesday at 1 p.m. and then were ordered out of port the next morning by the Bermudan authorities, again due to the same storm that had damaged the ship the week before. This storm was now named tropical storm Sean. We left Bermuda Thursday at noon, and then endured several days of more bad weather to get back to Baltimore on Saturday.
    We fought our way back, the weather was so bad that on several days we could not go out onto the decks due to high winds. This trip made money for Carnival though, and when we returned, Carnival gave us a refund of one day of the cruise. My wife and I did not care, we just felt lucky to make it back to the USA alive.
    It will be a cold day in hell before I get on another Carnival cruise ship, or a any other cruise ship for that matter. If I go to the Caribbean, I will just take my chances on a plane.

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