glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Cruising During Hurricane Season

It is that time of the year.  We are now in hurricane season. No one wants to consider cruising during a hurricane, but.   What should you know about how your cruise might be affected in a hurricane?  Prices naturally go down during hurricane season but is it worth the risk involved?  Only you can answer that.  So far I have been very lucky.  Half of my cruises occur during hurricane season.

 

.http://travel.usnews.com/features/hurricane-season-cruising-what-to-know-before-you-go 

 

 

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akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We cruise every year during hurricane season due to the cheaper rates.  So far, we only had one day of rough seas out of Galveston out of 5 cruises.  All the other cruise days were picture perfect.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

The fact that it might be hurricane season, is not a determining factor in our cruising.  We tend to sail in the Winter months to escape the Colorado cold. We also sometimes cruise in October before the hurricane season is over... no matter when you cruise, one must be ready for the ship to depart from the original itinerary.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

We only cruise in the spring, and understand we are paying more for the flights and cruise.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

My first cruise went around a hurricane. It was the first day, and the rest of the cruise was great!

GIL155
Contributor Level: Captain

No thank you. Been through a big enough storm on an aircraft carrier (a wee bit bigger than a cruise ship). Do not need a similar experience again on a tiny boat.  I know, I know - just call me Wimpy.

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

 

I forgot, which aircraft carrier was that?  (If you don't mind sharing it.)  I was in the Navy and never went on a boat.  P-3 Orion ground pounder.

 

I went through force 10 winds and high seas on the Island Princess and I actually found the experience exciting.  I was on Okinawa back in the '80's when the edge of a typhoon passed over us.  Also exciting to me.  I would take the chance and book a cruise during hurricane season.  If one caught us it would add some excitement to my boring life. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We do, too & so far everything has gone well for us.  Let's hope it continues for our August cruise.

 

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We’ve cruised many, many times during hurricane season.  Would much rather be aboard a ship that can avoid the storm by going to a different port than be stuck in a hotel in a port that’s getting hit!

teamhutchens
Contributor Level: Captain

We have cruised around a hurricane, (we detoured around the path of the storm and had a great time!) my parents, bless their hearts have always worried about us being on Poseidon Adventure 3. Except for hearing it from Dad now, I would not mind booking a cruise during 'cane season. Yea, I am a weather geek!

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We have been on several cruise that had to depart from the stated itinerary.  Only one of these in Tokyo was due to storms or typhoon.

 

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