Cruise Routes Threatened by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Isaac

By ,   September 11, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Isaac head straight for key routes in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, thus disrupting cruise industry.

Isaac is projected by NOAA to be at/near hurricane intensity by the time the storm reaches Lesser Antilles in Eastern Caribbean on Thursday, September 13. Swells up to 18 ft are expected on Wednesday night, September 12, in the seas located west of Antigua and Barbuda. The Bahamas are projected to be safe.

Isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers are expected today for voyages rerouting to Yucatan Basin and Western Caribbean.

Port of Boston

Image: Port of Boston (Massachusetts)

Hurricane Florence, which already listed as life threatening category 4 hurricane, is stirring up swells of 37 ft in the Atlantic Ocean, impacting any travel to Bermuda. Routes south from United States' terminals in Boston, Baltimore, New York and Charleston have been affected. Returning cruise ships will likely face delays.