Hurricane Irma

FYI cruisers headed to the Caribbean.  Hurricane Irma is getting stronger.  It's a Cat 3 hurricane now.  There's a lot of water between it and land.  The forecasters say it's a bit early to tell if it will go North, East, or South.  But it's certainly something to keep an eye on. 

Tags: Caribbean - Eastern Hurricane Irma

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Thanks for the update. I could never cruise during hurricane season. 

I hear ya. Weather and travel to the ports (typically a flight to Florida) definitely have influenced the times of year we cruise. The only reason we're cruising next month & in Feb is the ship is leaving from our home port of Baltimore. We can get to the port and I figure the captain can drive/guide us around any bad storms. 

When I planned our next cruise, the lady at the cruise desk reminded me of hurricane season and I made sure to plan accordingly. It would stress me out way too much.

Well let's hope it calms down, some folks really need a break.

I hope she misses you entirely!

Hope we are able to leave out of San Juan a week from today on the Carnival Fascination.  I'm watching it closely, praying constantly, and finished packing today!  I'm planning on Irma heading north!  

Fear not.

If your cruise is disrupted by the hurricane, and you feel you should be compensated, just contact the NFL offices here in NY.  They will put you in touch with a player who will raise funds for you and the other passengers on your ship. Yummy

Cruisers: we've updated newly-issued airline travel waivers. So far, they affect eight airports in Hurricane Irma's path: AXA, ANU, EIS, SJU, STX, SKB, SXM, & STT.
More on airline, cruise changes here.

Yes it is risky.  I just returned from the Southern Caribbean in CCL Magic.  The weather was perfect.  Yet I only was concerned up to the sail date and the route was clear.

5:30p ET UPDATE:
-Hurricane Irma grows to "dangerous, major" Category 4 storm—same as Harvey;
-Florida's governor declares state of emergency;
-5 more airlines issue travel waivers;
-More cruise itinerary changes expected.
LATEST HERE

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