Many cruise lines changed their itineraries because of fears from advancing tropical storm Dorian to the Eastern Caribbean. Currently, the storm is heading to Barbados. Officials in Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent issued a tropical storm watch.
The first to announce the change in itineraries is Royal Caribbean. It is making sure that passengers covered under various deals aren't inconvenienced by potential bad weather.
- Harmony of the Seas will sail with a changed program for a 7-day journey. Instead of sailing her original Eastern Caribbean cruise, the vessel will sail the Western Caribbean. Harmony of the Seas will visit Cozumel, Roatan, Costa Maya, and Perfect Day at CocoCay, and sail back to Port Canaveral September 1.
- Symphony of the Seas, which left Miami FL on August 24 will now visit Labadee, San Juan, Perfect Day at CocoCay. The ship will not call at Saint Maarten.
- Allure of the Seas, which departed from Fort Lauderdale FL on Sunday, August 25, also took up a Western Caribbean sailing. Labadee, Cozumel, and Falmouth will be changed with Nassau, Saint Thomas, and Saint Kitts.
Carnival Cruise Line is monitoring Dorian at Miami's Fleet Operations Center.
The storm features maximum winds of 40 MPH and could transform into category 1 hurricane with winds taking speeds of 75 MPH by Wednesday, August 28 prior to lashing Puerto Rico. Dorian is expected to become a tropical depression by Friday.