Royal Caribbean changes Allure of the Seas' itinerary due to Hurricane Irma

Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean announced it has changed the scheduled itinerary for Allure of the Seas due to the recently developed Category 2 hurricane.

Hurricane Irma is expected to begin a northwest turn just before Saint Maarten on Wednesday, according to Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet.

Given the storm's location and for the comfort and safety of our guests and crew, Royal Caribbean felt it necessary to alter the currently scheduled Eastern Caribbean itinerary for Allure of the Seas September 3 to a Western Caribbean itinerary. The new itinerary is outlined below.

03-Sep Sunday Fort Lauderdale, Florida   4:30PM
04-Sep Monday At Sea
05-Sep Tuesday Cozumel, Mexico 8:00AM 7:00PM
06-Sep Wednesday At Sea
07-Sep Thursday Falmouth, Jamaica 8:00AM 3:00PM
08-Sep Friday Labadee, Haiti 10:30AM 6:30PM
09-Sep Saturday At Sea
10-Sep Sunday Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:00AM  

Pre-booked shore excursions for our previous ports of call will be cancelled and refunded to the guest’s original form of payment while onboard. Guests will also have the ability to book shore excursions for our new ports of call at the Shore Excursions desk onboard Allure of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean noted they do not expect to make any further itinerary changes, but it may happen depending on the path of the storm.

James Van Fleet will continue to offer more frequent updates on his twitter account.