Update: Norbert and Odile Still Moving Toward Coast

October 10, 2008

As Hurricane Norbert strengthens a little, cruise ships have continued to scatter to avoid the Category Two storm.

Carnival has made further changes to calls in the region -- Carnival Elation was due to call in Cabo San Lucas tomorrow and will instead call at Catalina Island, while Carnival Pride will now call in Ensenada instead of spending a day at sea.

Princess Cruises has also confirmed that Island Princess skipped its call in Puerto Vallarta today and is now headed back to Los Angeles to arrive on October 13.

At this time, NCL has not announced any further changes for Norwegian Sun, which is in the area and is missing a stop in Cabo San Lucas today.

As a result of Hurricane Norbert, there is now a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch in place for the coast of Baja California stretching from south of Agua Blanca to the popular cruise port of Cabo San Lucas.

A hurricane warning also remains in place further out on the coast from Puerto Andresito to Agua Blanca.

Hurricane Norbert is currently located about 275 miles southwest of Baja California and is expected to make landfall early on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Odile is skimming the coast of Mexico and has not yet impacted cruise itineraries.

We'll keep you posted as the storms develop.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor

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