Monday, 22 October, 2018

Cruise ship bound for Bermuda docks in Portland to avoid Hurricane Florence

Christi Legare and her husband Daniel pose on the Halifax waterfront on Sunday Sept.9 2018.		
			Alex Cooke  THE CANADIAN PRESS Christi Legare and her husband Daniel pose on the Halifax waterfront on Sunday Sept.9 2018. Alex Cooke THE CANADIAN PRESS
Jeannette Daniel | 14 September, 2018, 11:06

A growing Hurricane Florence is forcing cruise ships based up and down the East Coast to alter itineraries.

In all, the changes are affecting the cruises of more than 15,000 vacationers.

Cruise ship passengers that booked trips to Bermuda are "airing their disappointment" after their cruise destinations were changed as a result of forecasted weather conditions in relation to nearby storm systems, according to a report in "The Star Halifax".

Another Carnival ship, the New York-based, 3,936-passenger Carnival Horizon, cancelled a Sunday call at San Juan, Puerto Rico and shifted the date of a call in the Dominican Republic as it altered its route to stay out of the storm's way. It's due back in NY on Thursday.

"As the safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on things and provide you with timely updates as more information becomes available", Carnival Cruise said in a statement.

Norwegian Cruise Line modified Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn itineraries.

More news: Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge

Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise that sailed from Baltimore Sept. 8 will spend Tuesday in Nassau, and Wednesday and Thursday in Port Canaveral, before returning to Baltimore Sept. 16.

Its sister vessel Insignia will also be calling at New Brunswick, Maine, and NY instead of Bermuda in order to stay away from Florence.

Norwegian Dawn, which departed from Boston on September 7, is sailing a revised itinerary to Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Bar Harbor, Maine.

As of 1:00 PM ET Monday, Florence was about 575 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. This means sustained winds of 39 mph are possible within 72 hours.

The infographic below, provided by Statista, demonstrates the comparative cost of damage caused by recent hurricanes.

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