Danny Weakens to an Extratropical Low, Cruises Will Depart on Schedule

August 29, 2009

(12:03 p.m. EDT) -- Danny is no longer a tropical storm as it is being absorbed by an extratropical low. According to the 5 a.m. and final advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the remnants of the storm were located 80 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and 540 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Tropical Storm Danny's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 35 miles per hour.

Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes

No itineraries have been impacted at this time.

Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports

The extratropical low -- essentially an everyday weather system -- is moving quickly toward the north-northeast, and will continue to move toward the northeast over the weekend. The storm will likely generate dangerous rip currents and surf conditions along the U.S. East Coast for the next few days. However, the tropical storm watch in North Carolina has been discontinued.

The weakened storm should not impact cruise departures on Saturday and Sunday, though travelers along the U.S. East Coast should be prepared for rain.

This will be our last posting on Danny.

--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor