Cruise lines keeping an eye on 99L

All ships sailing, no itinerary changes have been made


MIAMI – Meteorologists and homeowners aren't the only ones keeping an eye on a storm that could potentially threaten South Florida and the Caribbean.

Cruise lines with ships possibly sailing near what is now being called 99L are monitoring the system as it approaches from the east.

The Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale are two of the busiest cruise ports in the world, with thousands of passengers boarding each and every week.

So far, none of the major cruise lines, like Miami-based Carnival have made changes to their itineraries.

South Florida's Norwegian Cruise Line says all their ships are sailing as scheduled.

"At Norwegian Cruise Line, the safety and security of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance." a cruise line spokesperson told Local 10. "The company is always  closely monitoring weather systems, including the tropics, and all Norwegian Cruise Line ships offer state of the art radar and weather equipment."

And MSC Cruises say they are also holding off on making changes for the time being.

“We are carefully monitoring the Tropical weather in the Caribbean. At this time, no itineraries have been changed and our cruises will continue as planned.” MSC said in a statement.