With all due respect ebersol, I do not feel this is a fair review. The Captain ALWAYS has the authority to alter the course of the vessel for the safety of the passengers, crew and ship. It may have been a tropical storm BUT storms can change course at any time and in any direction as well as strengthen (if you live in Florida as I do, you would understand). Would you have been happier if the Captain had decided to take the chance of sailing towards the storm and then the storm DID turn into a hurricane? At that point, he still would not have been able to visit the planned ports and your cruise would have been very turbulent. For the record, I sailed the Pride in 2007 and loved it.