July 18, 2011
Maximum sustained winds from Tropical Storm Bret have increased to approximately 50 miles per hour/85 kilometers per hour, with stronger gusts, and additional strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours, according to the NHC's website. The storm is currently moving east at 3 m.p.h.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
Both Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines have ships in the Bahamas, with RCI's Freedom of the Seas in tender in CocoCay, Carnival Sensation in Freeport, Carnival Valor in Half Moon Cay and Carnival Fantasy in Nassau. Cruise Critic has contacted the lines and is awaiting response concerning potential interruptions or changes to itineraries.
--by Jamey Bergman, U.K. Web Content Manager