Tropical Storm Ernesto has compel approximately half a dozen cruise vessels sailing to the Western Caribbean to change course.
The 2.974-passenger cruise liner Carnival Freedom, that departed Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, is going to visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica on Wednesday instead of Grand Cayman. A pushed-back call in Grand Cayman is now temporary, cruise the line states.
A 4th Carnival vessel, the 2,758-passenger cruise liner Carnival Triumph, is reversing the order of 2 calls in Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico planned for today and Tuesday, and the Disney Cruise Company's 2,500-passenger cruise liner Disney Fantasy is under way to the Eastern Caribbean instead of the Western Caribbean.
As of eight am estimated time, the tropical storm Ernesto was 380 miles east of Roatan, Honduras and heading to the west at about twelve miles per hour. Ernesto has maximum constant winds of 50 miles/hour.
The National Hurricane Center is saying that the storm Ernesto is probably to strengthen over the next thirty-six to forty-eight hours as it approaches the coast of Belize.