Prime time for tropical storms and hurricanes in the Caribbean is the period between late August and early September. Tropical Depression Fiona, even as it dies down, spurred Royal Caribbean International to make adjustments to itineraries. Tropical Storm Gaston is next on the horizon.
Both Freedom of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas will skip stops in Saint Thomas. Oasis of the Seas, also missing Saint Kitts, will call at San Juan on August 23, spend a sea day and then call at Labadee on August 24. Instead of Saint Martin and Saint Thomas, Freedom of the Seas will visit Cozumel and Costa Maya.