Costa Maya, Q.R. — Hurricane Fiona has forced an itinerary change with Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Royal Caribbean posted the change on their blog, noting several itinerary changes due to what is now, Hurricane Fiona.
The cruise company announced their change on Friday when Fiona was still a tropical storm. The biggest change for cruise ship passengers has been a shift from an Eastern Caribbean tour to a Western Caribbean tour, which now means days in port at both Mahahual and Cozumel.
The cruise ship company made the decision in order to avoid Fiona altogether. In an email to guests, Royal Caribbean said the change was made, “to maintain a safe and comfortable journey.”
“Instead of sailing to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, Harmony of the Seas will go to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. This change affects the September 18, 2022 sailing of Harmony of the Seas only. The ship will still visit Perfect Day at CocoCay as scheduled,” they explained.
Harmony of the Seas will dock Mahahual (Costa Maya) at 11:00 a.m. on September 21 before heading over to Cozumel for 8:00 a.m. on the 22nd. The unscheduled stops will be welcomed by locals.
When the change was originally made, Fiona was still a tropical storm. Since then, Fiona gained strength and is currently the Atlantic’s third hurricane of the season.