ANYBODY EVER CANCEL BECAUSE OF WEATHER? or just worry and go anyway??

Theres a point in the process where its "difficult" to back out...lets leave it at that.  We have never done it, and I'm certainly not talking about health related issues..Just Ive noticed some experienced cruisers with cruises scheduled in the near future, prime hurricane season...seems like both coasts.  We've done the weather prediction bit, all kinds of websites profess all kinds of accuracy predicting weather anywhere in the world...get closer and closer and start getting concerned...never mattered, we always went, and usually did just fine...sometimes skirting some heavy weather, sometimes lack of sun, or rainy tours, when we used to take em.

 

Just curious, anybody actually changed plans, reservations based on PREDICTED weather..the old watch every forecast looking for a good one trick???

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I think you answered your own question with all the reasons you stated.  I guess the only way not to go is if the departure port is closed due to weather like Hurricane Florence.  I don't know what happens but I'd hope the cruise line would do a refund.  So far I've had no problems

We live near Galveston and we do not book any cruises during "hurricane season".  So we do not worry.  Sometimes Galveston gets fogged in and Carnival calls us to let us know ship will be late..it is good of them.  If they get in late where the cruise is shortened, they give you shipboard credit.  But that is the only thing we deal with is fog.  All the rain we are having(again we are not booked, but the news reported this)caused Galvestons streets to flood.  Carnival departure of the ship was delayed until everyone got on board.

Been lucky so far but it happens.

We book every year during hurricane season because it is the best time for finding deals.  We've only come close to being cancelled once.  We were on the second cruise out of San Juan last year.  The problem was whether we would be able to get a flight in.  It all worked out and we only missed one port, St. Martin.

We tried to cancel or switch cruises, but insurance wouldn't cover and RCI wouldn't allow since the cruise was not cancelled.  

I doubt I would cancel. I figure that if the line thinks it is safe for their ship, then it will be safe enough for me.

I personally haven't but I live on the East Coast.  Many of the cruise lines sailing out of here seem to be changing their itineraries due to the hurricanes (Norwegian I know for a fact was one of them, as they made the news this week:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/cruise-ship-leaving-boston-rerouted-due-to-hurricane-florence/ar-BBN051L_)

 

I've been physically on a ship that rerouted while I was there due to inclement weather, and to be honest, it didn't bother me at all.  I'd rather sail someplace different and be safe than sail to the island with the hurricane.  If I got rerouted, I would probably welcome the change, especially if I've never been to the new destination(s).

My first cruise was completely rerouted for a hurricane. I still loved it (even though it took another 20 years to hit those cancelled portsBig Smile)

We get insurance now, but one of the times we did not we dodged a major storm at Charleston and changed itineraries during the cruise. We had a great time.

Have never canceled because of weather and the only worry for us is that the drive can sometimes be touchy in the winter as we drive through the lea (snow squall) areas of upstate NY to port and sometimes the roads can be .... interesting. I figure once on board I do not care if the ship stays docked, to me that is just another sea day. Long as I get to port I have no worries.

 

that's our feeling exactly..couple years ago we drove to Galveston 2 days early, island was sposed to be flooded...we stay over the night b4 cruises anyways, so whats one more...wasn't nearly as bad as the talking heads claimed...what else is new...but the theory is what you stated...we're at the port, its gravy after that...

 

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