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Much of the focus the past week or so has been on the Tropical Storms in the Atlantic. That doesn't mean that the Pacific is exempt from tropical storms and hurricanes this time of year. We have been watching that area closely also, but fortunately, the storms that developed became disorganized before threatening any land or cruise ship interests.
Once the NHC begins to monitor a storm, we'll add RSS feeds to this blog so that you can monitor the storm between posts. When developments become significant, we'll write a detailed article to help you plan your cruise vacation in the area.
UPDATE: 500 AM HST FRI AUG 28 2009...HILDA MOVING WEST AND DISSIPATING TO THE SOUTH OF HAWAII... THE DISSIPATING DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL HILDA DISSIPATES IN 24 TO 36 HOURS...
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS... HILDA IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE WEAKENING...
Cruise lines monitor weather forecasts and take passenger and crew safety into consideration. During hurricane season, there may be itinerary changes due to tropical storms, so be sure to monitor any storms in the area of your cruise vacation.
Continue to watch this blog for any tropical storm updates during this season.