(5:45 p.m. EDT) -- Tropical Storm Shary, located to the southeast of Bermuda, has strengthened. It is the eighteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
According to the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. EDT update, Shary is located about 95 miles south of Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds are at 65 miles per hour. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast at 13 mph.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
At this point there are no cruise ship itinerary changes -- we'll keep you posted.
Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports
A tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda, which means that storm conditions are expected within the warning area. In this case, within the next 12 hours.
The centre of Shary is expected to pass near to the east of Bermuda tonight and although the storm may strengthen a bit, it will likely weaken over the weekend.
Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas is due in King's Wharf on Monday -- when the storm should have passed.
--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor