Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon.

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Both Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas will skip stops in St. Thomas. Oasis of the Seas, which is also missing St. Kitts, will visit San Juan on August 23, have a sea day and then visit Labadee on August 24. Freedom of the Seas will visit Costa Maya and Cozumel instead of St. Martin and St. Thomas.

Cruise Critic will continue to update if other changes are made.

–By Chris Gray Faust, Senior Editor. Article courtesy http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk