Norwegian Dawn docks in Sydney for the day

Norwegian Dawn docks in Sydney for the day

The ship departed New York City on Sunday for what was supposed to be a three-day visit to Bermuda's King's Wharf.

Major cruise lines are altering their routes to avoid Category 4 hurricane Florence, which is likely to strike the USA east coast on Thursday.

The Baltimore-based Carnival Pride switched its Sept. 9 cruise from Bermuda to the eastern Caribbean, with a stop at Grand Turk on Sept. 12, Half Moon Cay on Sept. 13 and Freeport on Sept. 14.

More than 4,000 people onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape are now making their way to the Bahamas instead of their original destination of Bermuda in order to avoid the devastating storm.

It is due back in NY on Thursday.

In all, the changes are affecting the cruises of more than 15,000 vacationers.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s September 8 sailing of the Grandeur of the Seas was diverted to Florida's Port Canaveral from Bermuda for two days before a scheduled return to Baltimore on Sunday.

Its sister vessel Insignia will also be calling at New Brunswick, Maine, and NY instead of Bermuda in order to stay away from Florence.

Earlier this month, Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed its ship, Norwegian Dawn, would no longer sail to Bermuda because of Hurricane Florence and instead visit ports in Canada.

Norwegian, which changed schedules for two of its ships, said the safety of its guests is a top priority and "our on board teams are prepared to ensure the best vacation experience possible given these weather-related necessary changes".

As of 1:00 PM ET Monday, Florence was about 575 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, up significantly from Sunday.

The infographic below, provided by Statista, demonstrates the comparative cost of damage caused by recent hurricanes.

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