Friday, August 28, 2015

Erika Impacts Cruise Schedules

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Tropical Storm Erika

On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic this afternoon, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near the central and northwestern Bahamas Saturday and Saturday night. Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines have all been impacted by the tropical storm. Please click on the following links for updated information.

Carnival: Tropical Weather Update (Erika)
Norwegian: Weather Alert
Royal Caribbean: Tropical Weather Updates


NHC issuing advisories for the Atlantic on TS ERIKA
NHC issuing advisories for the Eastern Pacific on Hurricane JIMENA
CPHC issuing advisories for the Central Pacific on IGNACIO

 

Full coverage of this, and all tropical storms, can be found on our Hurricane Zone page.   There are RSS feeds from the National Hurricane Center posted there giving you up to the minute information.   For storms that impact cruises, we will bring you information on those details as well.  Please bookmark that page for further reference during the Hurricane Season which runs now through November 30th.



TS ERIKA
930 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...ERIKA DEGENERATES TO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE...
 
This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.  Additional information on this system will
be available in Tropical Weather Outlooks issued by the National
Hurricane Center, as well as marine forecasts and local forecast
office products issued by the National Weather Service. 
WIND:  near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts
WATCHES/ WARNINGS:
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Bahamas, eastern and central Cuba, and southern
Florida should monitor the progress of the remnants of Erika.

SHIP IMPACT:
Carnival Conquest: The August 23 departure was forced to skip St. Maarten 
and St. Kitts. It will instead spend two days in San Juan before calling 
at Grand Turk and Nassau.
 
TROPICAL STORM ERIKA - Saturday 8/29 - 2:00 PM

After the latest advisory, Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated in the Caribbean. While we will continue to keep a close eye on the track of the remnants of the storm,  we will be operating our originally scheduled itineraries for the following ships departing today: Carnival Breeze will resume its Eastern Caribbean course and Carnival Valor will call on Nassau.

Carnival Fascination departing from Jacksonville will not be able to call on Half Moon Cay since the tenders were sent away from the island to be safeguarded and will not return in time for our call.  The ship will have an extended call in Nassau on Tuesday, September 1 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and then proceed to Freeport on Wednesday, September 2 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Carnival Glory guests sailing from Miami should keep in mind terminal 
doors will close at 3:30PM and any guests arriving after this time will 
not be able to board. The ship will sail shortly thereafter.  Her 
itinerary remains as scheduled.

Adventure of the Seas: Scheduled to have a sea day Thursday, August 28, 
and visit St. Thomas on Friday, August 29, the ship will now visit 
Curacao Thursday and move its sea day to Friday.

Norwegian Getaway: Getaway's August 29 departure will now call at 
Cozumel, Ocho Rios and Nassau.

Norwegian Gem: Also departing August 29, Norwegian Gem will now dock 
at Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard from Monday, August 31 through 
Wednesday, September 2.

Norwegian Sky: Norwegian Sky's August 28 sailing will call at Nassau 
and Key West.

Freedom of the Seas: Guests are asked to arrive to the ship between 
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The ship will now depart at 3:30 p.m.  

Independence of the Seas: Due to the current path of the storm,  
will now depart Port Everglades at 3:00 p.m.  Check in and boarding 
will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  
 
     
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.

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HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL: The remnants of Erika are expected to produce total
rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with maximum amounts of 10
inches possible across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and
eastern and central Cuba through Sunday.  These rains could cause
life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. In addition, rainfall
amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected across the Turks and Caicos
Islands as well as the southeastern and central Bahamas through
Sunday.  Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches, with locally heavier
amounts, are possible across southern and central Florida beginning
on Sunday.

WIND: Gusts to tropical storm force are expected in squalls over
portions of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern
Bahamas for the next several hours.  These conditions are expected
to spread into the central Bahamas this afternoon and tonight.
Gusts to tropical storm force in squalls are also possible over
eastern Cuba today.  Gusty winds could occur over southern Florida
beginning on Sunday.
 
HISTORICAL NOTES
 
1100 PM AST MON AUG 24 2015

...TROPICAL STORM FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC...
 
500 PM AST WED AUG 26 2015

...ERIKA EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS OVERNIGHT...
 
1100 AM AST FRI AUG 28 2015

...CENTER OF ERIKA NOW SOUTH OF THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF CUBA...
 
200 PM AST FRI AUG 28 2015

...ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC... 
 
 

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