5-Day Forecast Cone for Hurricane Danielle (Credit: NOAA NHC)Click for Current 5-Day Graphic
UPDATE: 500 AM AST MON AUG 30 2010 ...DANIELLE WEAKENING AND QUICKLY LOSING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OVER THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN...
500 PM AST SAT AUG 28 2010 ...DANIELLE WEAKENING A LITTLE...EXPECTED TO PASS WELL EAST OF BERMUDA LATER TONIGHT...DANIELLE MAINTAINING CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE STRENGTH
Expected to Weaken Monday, August 30th
Norwegian Cruise Line modifies itineraries (see below)
Carnival Cruise Line modifies Carnival Pride
& Carnival Victory itineraries (see below)
Tropical Depression 6 formed in the Central Atlantic about a week ago and at that time was 600 miles west-southwest of Cape Verde Islands. A couple days later it was a named Tropical Storm and then a Category One hurricane. It has continued to strengthen and as a Category Four hurricane, it is approaching Bermuda's coastline. This is a very powerful storm at the present time. It appears that the storm might move away from Bermuda and weaken.
NHC issuing advisories on Hurricane DANIELLE, TS EARL and TS FRANK
As a service to our readers, we have RSS feeds from the NHC which can provide up to date information about these tropical storms. We will also monitor the cruise lines for any itinerary changes as a result of the storms.
Update 28Aug... AT 5 PM AST...THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR BERMUDA.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
Discussion & Outlook
ABOUT 440 MI...705 KM S OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. DANIELLE IS STILL A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE...BUT ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. DANIELLE IS EXPECTED TO LOSE ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS LATER TODAY...AND BECOME A LARGE AND POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE COLD WATERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 310 MILES...500 KM. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 984 MB...29.06 INCHES.
SURF...LARGE WAVES AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT BERMUDA OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SWELLS FROM DANIELLE WILL BEGIN TO ARRIVE ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES LATER TODAY. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
We are closely monitoring the two tropical systems (Danielle and Earl) that have formed in the Atlantic. Rest assured, all of our ships will continue to operate at a safe distance from the storms.
The Carnival Pride will change it's itinerary now visiting Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Freeport. In addition, the Carnival Victory will change the sequence of ports and will cancel St. Maarten.
All of Carnival’s other ships are operating the scheduled itineraries.
We will update this information on Carnival.com if any new information becomes available. Most importantly, we look forward to welcoming our guests onboard this weekend.
August 27, 2010 – 6PM
Royal Caribbean Tropical Weather Update
Due to Earl: Oasis of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas are sailing modified itineraries at the present time
(See our Hurricane Earl post for details)
August 23, 2010 4:00 p.m. E.S.T
At this time, Royal Caribbean International is closely monitoring the path and progress of Tropical Storm Danielle to ensure guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises, and to make certain our ships steer clear of the storm. The safety of our guests and crew is always the foremost concern of Royal Caribbean International.
Given Tropical Storm Danielle's current location and projected path, Royal Caribbean has not altered the itineraries of any ships. Royal Caribbean will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and will update this information if there are any changes to the storms' projected path.
Norwegian Cruise Line Weather Alert
Updated August 28 at 9 am ET
At Norwegian Cruise Line, the safety and security of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance. Therefore, the company is closely monitoring the paths of both Hurricane Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl.
Because of the storms, we are modifying the following itineraries:
Norwegian Spirit’s arrival time into Bermuda, currently scheduled for 11 am on Sunday, August 29, will be dependent on the speed and the path of the storm, and will most likely be delayed until Monday morning, August 30.
Norwegian Epic will depart Miami today as scheduled. The ship will call into Cozumel, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras in place of Phillipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The ship’s call into Nassau on Friday has been extended.
Norwegian Dawn will depart New York as scheduled on Sunday, August 29. We are continuing to monitor the storm and there is a possibility of an itinerary change depending on the storm’s path.
Guests on board the vessels will be kept up to date by the ship’s Captain. It is also important to note that we will continue to closely monitor the storm and if the path changes, we may need to modify these itineraries.
We appreciate our guests understanding. As soon as there is further information, we will update NCL.com and notify our guests.