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

Last updated on October 7th, 2021 at 07:01 am

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.

clouds from a hurricane

Thankfully, hurricanes and major storms can be detected early and the course of a ship can be changed to avoid 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. 

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