So far, two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been forced to make changes due to the huge storm impacting the U.S. east coast.
Royal Caribbean Stays Away from East Coast Storm
There is a major storm impacting the U.S. east coast at the moment and as a result, Royal Caribbean cruise ship itineraries have been impacted. We’ve already posted about the Carnival Pride impacted by the storm right here.
Grandeur of the Seas which is based out of Baltimore and Anthem of the Seas out of New York have both been affected.
Grandeur which was scheduled to begin her 7-day Bahamas cruise yesterday still remains anchored in the Chesapeake Bay to keep guests a crew safe away from the storm. With high swells and winds up to 40 MPH it would be extremely rocky indeed out at sea. Chief Meteorologist for Royal Caribbean International has been keeping everyone updated:
Grandeur of the Seas was scheduled to depart and begin her cruise yesterday afternoon but now as she remains in the bay the original itinerary could be impacted. The ship is scheduled to call at Port Canaveral on Nov 18, Royal Caribbean’s private island of CocoCay on Nov 19 and then finally Nassau on Nov 20 before returning back at the Port of Baltimore on November 23.
Anthem of the Seas which is based out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey has also been forced to remain away from the storm. The large cruise ship which was scheduled to depart her homeport yesterday is still there until the storm threat passes.
The ship was originally scheduled to sail an identical itinerary to Grandeur of the Seas but according to James Van Fleet, it looks like it will be a cruise to Bermuda calling there on Wednesday and Thursday.
As this is very fluid news we will be updating Cruise Hive readers as more details are known. The most important thing is all the guests and crew remain safe and don’t get to experience any rocky seas. Anthem of the Seas is 167,800 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 4,100. Grandeur of the Seas is much smaller at 73,800 gross tons with a guest capacity at over 1,900.