Allure of the Seas
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Allure of the Seas has altered its current itinerary due to a growing storm threat in South-East Caribbean.

The ship which is one of the biggest in the world was originally scheduled to call at St. Thomas today and then St. Maarten tomorrow as part of an 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. Instead, the ship’s captain decided to alter the itinerary due to a growing storm system in the region.

Allure of the Seas will replace St. Thomas with Labadee, Haiti today (Sep 28) and St. Maarten with Falmouth, Jamaica tomorrow (Sep 29). Nassau, Bahamas which the ship called at on September 26 went ahead as normal. There will be two days at sea before the ship arrives back at Port Everglades Florida on October 2.

Royal Caribbean is taking no chances especially with recent ships being caught in storms on the U.S. East Coast. The reason for the itinerary change is due to a growing threat of a storm which is currently located about 170 miles east of Barbados. The National Hurricane Center has reported the Tropical Disturbance will move over the Windward Islands later today and then continue through to the Caribbean Sea tonight. The storm has a very high chance of becoming a Tropical Storm and could pose a further threat to cruise ships in the Caribbean.

Allure of the Seas is a 225,252 gross ton ship and can carry 5,490 passengers at double occupancy. Cruise Hive will keep readers informed on any new developments affecting the cruise industry.