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National Hurricane Center
Hurricane conditions could impact Bermuda on Friday

Gonzalo tracking for Bermuda but cruise ships not scheduled until after

Hurricane Gonzalo, now a powerful Category 4 storm, is currently tracking toward Bermuda, with tropical storm conditions forecast Thursday night and hurricane conditions possible on Friday.

The timing means no changes, so far, for Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International itineraries.

Norwegian Dawn is due to sail from Boston on Friday, with arrival at the Royal Naval Dockyard's King's Wharf late Sunday morning.

'We are carefully monitoring the storm but Norwegian Dawn is currently sailing as scheduled,' a Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman said.

Explorer of the Seas' next Bermuda cruise from Bayonne, N.J.'s Cape Liberty is scheduled to sail Saturday. The ship isn't due at King's Wharf until Oct. 20.

'We haven't made any modifications to that sailing yet,' a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman said.

Gonzalo's maximum sustained winds are 130 mph/215 km/h, with higher gusts.

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