Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm packing
winds of 120 mph, has forced several cruise lines to alter
itineraries. The storm was battering the Out Islands of the Bahamas on Thursday
The Carnival Valor is skipping a stop in Grand Turk on Thursday and will have a sea day. The Carnival Pride is bypassing Half Moon Cay in the
Bahamas and will remain at sea.
Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess is bypassing a
stop at private island Princess Cays. The Norwegian Getaway will stay at sea Thursday instead
of calling in Nassau.
The Disney Magic will substitute a call in Key
West, Fla., and bypass Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
American relaxed its change-fee policy for
customers on flights to Nassau or Freeport through Oct. 2.
Different forecast models predict Joaquin will
either veer northwest and hammer the mid-Atlantic states this weekend or track
northeast over the Atlantic.