How is Tropical Storm Isaac impacting cruises?
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Tropical Storm Isaac Cruise Update: At this point there have only been a few minor changes to cruise itineraries that departed earlier this week.
For cruises departing after Friday 8/24, there have not been any announcements about changes to itineraries due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
But as I stated in my first Tropical Storm Isaac post, cruisers schedule to depart out of Miami on Monday 8/27 will want to monitor CruiseSource.us or their cruise lines website closely for updates. Click to Subscribe to get daily updates in your email. I also recommend being in contact with your travel agent… helping you in times like this just one of the benefits of working with a travel professional.
So if you are departing on the Allure of the Seas departing Sunday 8/26 or Majesty of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Norwegian Sky, or Carnival Imagination departing on Monday 8/27 you’ll want to monitor the path of the storm closely.
Tropical Storm Isaac Project Path
I think it is a rule that we have to include a new projected path image with each blog post. Here are two images. The first is from the NWS, which you have probably seen all over the internet. The second image shows what appears to be good news for cruisers.
This image below is from my most trusted weather source, Brad Panovich. He feels that the trend is becoming more obvious that tropical storm Isaac is shifting toward the west. While this may be good news for most cruisers departing Florida, it’s not welcomed news from our friends in New Orleans.
The main takeaway is that at this point there is no telling when and where Tropical Storm Isaac or Hurricane Isaac will make landfall in the US. Just continue to follow the news prepare yourself to be a little a flexible on your vacation plans in case you have a change in your cruise itinerary.
If you have any specific questions about your upcoming cruise due to Tropical Storm Isaac please leave them in the comments. I will monitor and answer each one ASAP.
Author Note: Rich Tucker has been featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, etc has a cruise industry expert. Rich has been live-reporting online about hurricane impacts to cruise itineraries since 2008.