One of the good things about cruising is that when a tropical storm or hurricane approaches, the ship simply moves. The bad news: You might miss a port you'd looked forward to. And though nobody likes vacation disappointment, let's be serious: You'd rather miss a port than be in danger.
Currently, three storms -- Hanna, Ike and Josephine -- are headed into the region. Here's an update:
Accordingly, cruise lines are making adjustments. TravelMole, an industry newsletter, reports that NCL, Royal Caribbean and Carnival ships have been affected to date. We'll keep you up to date; check here and at the Miami Herald's home page for update.
Airlines, too, are cancelling flights. If you're slated to travel in the islands this week, call your airline and your resort to find out about cancellation and delay policies. Most are pretty reasonable.