Cruise Lines Change Itineraries Due to Tropical Storm Dorian

Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International has made a number of itinerary changes due to Tropical Storm Dorian, and other lines say that they are monitoring the situation. 

A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean tells Travel Agent that the cruise line has modified the itineraries of Symphony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas from Eastern to Western Caribbean routes. Royal Caribbean says it will continue to monitor the path of the storm and its potential impact on its vessels. 

Spokespeople for Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line say that they have not made any itinerary changes yet, but that they are continuing to monitor the path of the storm. 

The latest forecast calls for the storm, which currently has maximum sustained winds of approximately 60 mph, to potentially become a hurricane by Tuesday. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia, while tropical storm watches are in effect for Grenada, Martinique and Dominica. According to the National Hurricane Center, there is also an increased risk of direct impacts to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hispaniola, while potential impacts in the Bahamas and Florida remain uncertain. The storm is expected to become a hurricane as early as 8 p.m. Tuesday after passing over Barbados, St. Lucia and nearby islands. 

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