Tropical Storm Olivia Causes Hawaii Flight, Cruise Disruptions

Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America Editorial Use Only Photo Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line has modified the Pride of America's itinerary due to the storm. // Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Tropical Storm Olivia is passing over Hawaii, causing flight disruptions and forcing Norwegian Cruise Line to modify the itinerary of Pride of America.

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Olivia is expected to continue heading west, turning to the west-southwest later Wednesday. The tropical storm warning for Hawaii County has been discontinued, but it is still in effect for Oahu and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molkai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, with some weakening expected over the next 48 hours.

A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line tells Travel Agent that the Pride of America is spending the day at sea Wednesday to avoid the storm, and that it will call in Hilo and Kona on Thursday and Friday.

A number of airlines have also issued travel waivers due to the storm:

American Airlines is allowing customers set to fly through September 13 to rebook through September 16 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).

United Airlines is allowing customers traveling through September 13 to rebook through September 17 between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin.

Hawaiian Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through September 13 to rebook through September 20 in the same compartment and between the same city pair. Customers can also rebook after September 20, in which case the airline will waive the change fee, but a difference in fare may apply.

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