Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist Explains Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma is impacting the cruise industry in a huge way so it is important to know its track from the cruise lines perspective.

As Hurricane Irma causes damage and devastation across parts of the Caribbean and beyond Chief Royal Caribbean Meteorologist James Van Fleet explains the current situation. He shows how they are tracking the category 5 major Hurricane which has already hit popular cruise destinations of St. Marteen, St. Thomas and San Juan.

A word from our own Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet on the path of Hurricane Irma. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow.

Posted by Royal Caribbean International on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Royal Caribbean is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and how it is impacting cruise ships. Before Irma even arrived in the Caribbean the cruise line began altering itineraries to keep all guests and crew safe.

Royal Caribbean will no doubt continue to make sailing adjustments and possibly more cruise cancellations. Another major factor is Florida and the impact Irma has on major cruise ports including Port Miami, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades and Port of Tampa.

Right now Hurricane Irma currently has maximum sustained winds of 180 MPH and is a major category 5. Expect catastrophic damage.

Keep track of all cruise ships affected by Irma right here.

Royal Caribbean’s Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet

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