Hurricane Ike looks like it is going to cause more issues for cruises than Hannah or Gustav due to its strength and project path. My brother and sister in-law are booked on their first cruise,the NCL Sky departing out of Miami on 9/8. It was originally supposed to go to the Bahamas, although I doubt that it will go to the bahamas. I am not a meteorologist, so what I think does not really matter. But I think the 9/8 cruise will get out of Miami before Ike gets there but that it will go to Cozumel instead of the bahamas. Either way they are stressed out because ofthe unknown, and I understand. There are thousands of people in the same boat, no pun intended. As I told them, relax! We have no control over the upcoming storms and the projected path has a huge variance, so there is no telling where the hurricane may be in two days. Keep checking the Hurricane Tracking Page here at CruiseSource to see which itineraries have changed. Stressing about the storm will do no good because it is completely out of our control.
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