Hurricane season

I read in the local news here that Carnival and Royal will be changing their routes due to Hurricane Matthew today and this week.  I am expecting a series of reviews regarding a few view about the changes from those who cruise these routes this week.

Has this ever happened to you?

Tags: route changes

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I've never had this occur.  Because of work I very rarely can cruise during hurricane season.  It wouldn't bother me if they had to change routes.  I'd much rather avoid a storm.

Considering they are evacuating 700 naval personnel stationed in Jamaica and considering it reached level 5 and is still a level 4 - I would not complain a bit if cruise line altered schedule.  No way I would fly or sail to Jamaica right now.

Although I do cruise during hurricane season, this has never happened to me.  One neighbor spent two extra days at sea because of a hurricane.  It didn't bother her at all.  My sister had a very different experience caught at sea during Sandy. 

So 2 points... Just got back from the oasis, and glad we were not cruising this week (we just missed it) 

 

and 2) I walked into work today (Carnival pride sailing out of BMore) and they changed from the Bahamas to NY/Canada....Needless to say, many people were not happy and canceled. Personally, I would not like to go to NY or Canada either when I was thinking it was Bahamas. 

My first cruise ran into a hurricane. Because it was a sea day, we didn't miss any ports.

Well I certainly would have packed the wrong clothing for the switch itinerary.  Not sure what we would choose to do... but I am happy the cruise lines gives the passengers the option.

over 2 dozen cruises and never had this happen to me.  I'd look at it as part of cruising,  this happens when you book during storm season.

 

I would also be unhappy to go to NY Angry  but better safe in NY then being is a storm in Bahama's 

Unfortunately what are the alternatives. Bermuda? Maybe maybe not. Problem with cancelling that late is the lack of a refund. Not sure if the travel insurance will cover that one. Some may but others may not

 

On a north bound Alaska cruise we were due into Whittier at midnight. They Captain came on told us he was cutting Hubbard Glacier short and wants to be along side in Whittier as quickly as possible. A storm rolled in with expected 80 to 100 mph winds. Well they showed up and fortunately we were along side securely tied up.

Just hope your cruise port is near a store! I saw some people coming back from target or marshalls at Baltimore when they got changed to NY/Canada...

 

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