The storm is currently 235 miles south southwest of the Cayman Islands, moving on a northern path, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds are at 45 miles per hour, and Paloma may strengthen into a hurricane by tomorrow.
Current storm tracking from the NHC indicates that Paloma could reach the Cayman Islands by Saturday and Cuba by Sunday. The western coast of Jamaica may also be affected.
Ships from several major lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, NCL and Royal Caribbean, are in the region. No itinerary changes have been reported thus far -- but we'll stay on top of it and keep you posted.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor