Hurricane Irma is expected to start a northwest turn before Saint Maarten on Wednesday, September 6, according to James Van Fleet, Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist.
Given the location of the storm and for the safety of passengers and crew, Royal Caribbean altered the currently Eastern Caribbean itinerary of Allure of the Seas for September 3 to Western Caribbean - on Sunday the ship is visiting Fort Lauderdale, on Tuesday, Sept 5 - Cozumel, on Thursday, Sept 7 - Falmouth, on Friday, Sept 8 - Labadee, and on Sunday, Sept 10 is back to Fort Lauderdale.
Pre-booked shore trips for the previous call ports will be cancelled and refunded. Guests will have the ability to book shore trips for the new ports of call at the ship's Shore Excursions desk.
Royal Caribbean noted they did not expect to make further itinerary changes, but it might happen depending on the storm's path.
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