Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hurricane Rita

Hey Cruisers,

So it looks like Hurricane Rina is causing some havoc for Cancun this week. Cruisers and tourists alike have been evacuated from Cancun. Already eight ships from Carnival cruise lines have been diverted to other ports and Celebrity cruise lines announced that they would be sending one of their ships to another location. We're still awaiting announcements from Norwegian and Royal Caribbean to see if their two ships will be diverted or not.

Hurricane Rina is already a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds at 75mph. Rina is moving at 6mph and is literally slamming right into the heart of the Yucatan peninsula. Rina has already forced tourists on the mainland to flee to safety as well as many flights scheduled to Cancun have been canceled. Cancun seems to be taking it rather seriously as alcohol sales were banned last night and you can't even drive into Cancun if you wanted as the roads have been closed off.

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