DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Do You Start Watching the Weather before a Cruise?

Old habits die hard and when I lived in Hurricane Alley, I always kept an eye on storms brewing at sea.  Most of them fizzle out before coming close to land.  I am watching the Pacific right now as I will be sailing down the Pacific Coast in a few days.

Do you track the weather before cruising?

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ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Always.  I live on the east coast Hurricane alley.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Only if it's winter. And, because, it's a hard lesson learned.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Yes, so that I can pack for whatever is being forecast for the time we are away. We spend time in a land vacation post cruise and sometimes need different clothes than we would on the cruise.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I do it out of habit on a daily basis (having lived in a hurricane zone it was helpful to know when the best time to board up the house was. The habit has stuck with me since I moved from the coast.)

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Yes I watch it but then when day of arrives I say "Screw it" the captain will steer us properly!

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I know with Hermine just happening, we were getting the "Oh no, I wonder if there is anything with our cruise coming up" panic, but there was such a big gap that the excitement died down. I don't generally look, but now you guys are making me paranoid!

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Carpe Diem!

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Sometimes I check after a storm has been through if it will impact the Ports I am going to ... cleanup is slow at best on an island and I  may cancel or change an excursion if I know the area is going to still be a mess.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

Yes, we check the weather no matter where we are going, be it land or sea.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Nope.... If I am cruising I am there a day earlier anyway. And I am cruising.....

Otherwise in my day to day world. YES.. because I golf.

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