(6:00 a.m. EDT) -- Katia, the 11th named storm of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has weakened to a Category One hurricane, but has caused Bermuda to issue a tropical storm watch.
Katia's maximum sustained wind speeds have decreased to 90 miles per hour, and the storm is located about 310 miles southwest of Bermuda. The storm is moving toward the northwest at 10 m.p.h., and the storm track is forecast to ultimately turn toward the northeast and away from the U.S. coast after the storm passes between Bermuda and the U.S. (Click the image to see a larger version of the forecast path.)
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
Norwegian Cruise Line adjusted the itineraries of two ships. According to a statement from the line, Norwegian Dawn, which left Friday from Boston on a week-long Bermuda cruise, arrived in Bermuda ahead of schedule, and is in port in King's Wharf.
NCL also adjusted the itinerary for Norwegian Gem, which was scheduled to stop in Bermuda from September 7 to 9 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). In a statement, the line said the revised itinerary would not include Bermuda, but would include stops in Orlando (Port Canaveral) on Tuesday, September 6; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas on Wednesday, September 7; and Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, September 8.
We will provide updates regarding cruise itineraries affected by the storm as they become available.
--by Jamey Bergman, Web Content Manager, U.K.
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