Tropical Storm Erika: Royal Caribbean Adjusts Independence of the Seas' Sailing Time

Royal Caribbean is among lines adjusting schedules for Tropical Storm Erika. // Photo by Susan J. Young

Royal Caribbean International continues to closely monitor the path and progress of Tropical Storm Erika.

"The safety of our guests and crew is always our foremost concern," the line said in a statement.  

In turn, Royal Caribbean provided this update for one August 30 sailing: "Due to the current path of the storm, Independence of the Seas will now depart Port Everglades at 3:00 p.m. Check in and boarding will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m." 

The line also encouraged guests sailing on Adventure of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, and Freedom of the Seas to monitor its website for any additional updates.

"If you have not done so already, we strongly suggest guests complete their online check-in as soon as possible, including the section on your preferred method of contact while traveling," the line said in its statement.

Guests can access online check-in at

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