(9 a.m.) The number and intensity of Atlantic storms may have fallen short of expectations, but a surprisingly active Pacific season continues with Tropical Storm Sergio -- which was the 10th hurricane to impact Mexico and the Eastern Pacific before it weakened Thursday night.
The National Hurricane Center reports that Sergio is maintaining maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. The storm is currently located 280 miles southwest of Acapulco, and is slowly moving parallel to the coast.
Carnival has made the following itinerary changes for Carnival Spirit, which departed from San Diego on Wednesday November 15, 2006:
Friday, November 17
Scheduled stop in Mazatlan will continue as planned, arriving at 1:30 p.m. and departing at 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Scheduled stop in Acapulco has been canceled. Ship will call in Puerto Vallarta instead, arriving at 8 a.m. and departing at 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 20
Scheduled stop in Zihuatanejo has been canceled. Ship will call in Cabo San Lucas instead, arriving at 8:30 a.m. and departing at 6 p.m.
Monday, November 21
Instead of its scheduled stop in Manzanillo, the ship will use Monday as an at-sea day.
Tuesday's scheduled stop in Ensenada, as well as the remainder of the cruise will continue as originally planned, culminating in an arrival in San Diego on Thursday.
--by Dan Askin, Editorial Assistant
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Tropical Storm Sergio Alters Mexican Itineraries
November 17, 2006