What happens on a cruise if there is a hurricane or storm?

Last updated on August 10th, 2018 at 06:42 pm

When possible the captain steer the ship away from storms or hurricanes to minimize the chance of rough seas. Modern cruise ships are built to be able to handle a certain level of rough seas without incident.

Thankfully, hurricanes and major storms can be detected early and the ships course can be changed to avoid the bad weather in some cases. When the threat of a hurricane exists, major cruise lines will often change the itinerary completely to avoid the area, basically going in the opposite direction of the storm. 

When the threat of a hurricane is too close to the departure port, unfortunately the only option might be for the cruise to be cancelled.