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The first hurricane of the season, Danny. 75 miles per hour and growing.

 

Danny's winds today, Thursday morning,  have increased to 120 k (75 mph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days, As reported by the U.S. National Hurricane Center .

 

Hope your not cruising around these waters over the next few days. Need to keep an eye on this one.

 

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Photo from NOAA

 

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Here's a tracking site of Hurricane Danny:

 

http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2015/Tropical-Storm-Danny?map=5day

 

At the current rate, 12 miles an hour, it is covering ~288 miles a day. Most ships travel at 18-24 miles per hour, so they can usually out run hurricanes, storms, and tropical depressions.

 

If Royal Caribbean or it's Captain feels any danger they/he will re-route the ship. Safety of the passengers and ship is priority #1.

 

I think there is a phone app too, but just can't seem to find it now :(

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It all depends, I believe the ship will sail unless it is unsafe to get in/out of your embarkation port at that time. Then the captain will do his best to sail safely around the weather.

 

We had friends on a cruise a few years ago that were meant to go to Cozumel. There was a hurricane parked on top of Cozumel for the duration of the cruise so I think they ended up at Jamaica for a day instead.

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Unfortunately, it looks like this hurricane is headed right for jbjargleason's itinerary. While it seems like getting out of port is not going to be a problem, I think the rest of the itinerary could be impacted...or maybe it will have gone by that area by the time the cruise gets going. At the very least it looks like the ship will have to go around the storm so the itinerary is likely to be impacted in some way, as far as I can predict.

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The good news is that they can route the ship around the storms.  And while the seas can be rough, the ships do handle them well.

 

We had 75 MPH on the Brilliance a couple of weeks ago heading back to England from Iceland, the ship handled the winds quite well overall.

 

Sending warm thoughts your way for a safe sailing.

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Here's a tracking site of Hurricane Danny:

 

http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2015/Tropical-Storm-Danny?map=5day

 

At the current rate, 12 miles an hour, it is covering ~288 miles a day. Most ships travel at 18-24 miles per hour, so they can usually out run hurricanes, storms, and tropical depressions.

 

If Royal Caribbean or it's Captain feels any danger they/he will re-route the ship. Safety of the passengers and ship is priority #1.

 

I think there is a phone app too, but just can't seem to find it now :(

There's a weather app I used that is quite good for tracking storms/hurricanes. It's called "Hurricane", by the American Red Cross. and is white with a red hurricane symbol. It's free too 

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Based on Matt's most recent blog post, it looks like a number of itineraries are being altered.

 

Proves that cruising beats a land-based vacation as the ships can avoid the storms whereas the resorts can't.

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This website will show you where the ship is: http://www.sea-scanner.com/schiffsposition.php?schiff=navigator+of+the+Seas

 

As for itinerary changes, Royal is your best source of information and if there are no updates, then it usually means that there haven't been any changes.  Of course, changes could be made en route, but I doubt it since they're rerouting ships to the Western Caribbean anyways.

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Fortunately, the NHC has already downgraded Erika to a "trough of low pressure" and commented that as a hurricane or tropical storm, she had "dissipated".

 

Unfortunately, the NHC does say that there's a 30-40% chance she may form something more serious in the next 2-5 days.

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Tropical Storm Erika Dissipating, Path Tracking Into Gulf of Mexico

By Space Coast Daily  //  August 29, 2015

degenerating to a trough of low pressure

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Here's the link:

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2015/08/tropical-storm-erika-dissipating-path-tracking-into-gulf-of-mexico/

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There are 2 new disturbances that we need to keep an eye on, as reported by the National Hurricane Center, Miami FL.

 

It is predicted that both will dissipate over the next few days, but we need to watch to see if they develop. It's better to be cautious. 

  1. FRED a tropical depression and
  2. GRACE a tropical storm.

NOAA:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/05/us/tropical-storm-grace/index.html

 

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Here's the latest for the Florida area.

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

 

 

 

11:00 AM AST Tue Sep 8
Location: 14.3°N 42.8°W
Moving: W at 20 mph
Min pressure: 1007 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph

Wind speed bursts up to: 58 mph (usually sustaining 1 minute)

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIAPWSAT2+shtml/081432.shtml

 

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Next is Hurricane: LINDA (Eastern Pacific area)

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP5+shtml/081431.shtml

obtained from the National Hurricane Center-Miami

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