If the Cruise is Set to Sail, but Tropical storms are brewing, would you go?

Yes I would. Unlike tornadoes, that can happen in a second, hurricanes and tropical storms are tracked for longer periods of time and ships can adjust their course accordingly. I trust that a Cruise Line will not purposely set off for bad weather.  A decision to cancel a cruise is a huge one!  While weather is certainly unpredictable, I feel safer with hurricanes than tornadoes.

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Except for the RCL cruise that sailed right into a major storm off the east coast and got slammed hard and had to turn around.

I would like to think that the cruise ships are designed to take a bit of abuse from the sea. Still, I would trust the Skippers judgement in this matter....if he is wrong? well that's another story.

I've been through hurricanes on land and have NO desire to experience one at sea! Nervous I trust the cruise lines, but guess I trust my judgement a little more I guess. lol This is why I'll always purchase the insurance.

With all this said..... lol My first cruise is in 9 days and the Gulf is rocking! Hoping it all stays East.

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto! LOL, last cruise I was on, we caught the tail end of a tropical storm. Nothing like being rocked to sleep at night!

My DH would love it...I guess I won't let him go without me.

From your lips to God's ears ...Happy

I would absolutely do it AGAIN. We sailed out of NY on the NCL Jewel Oct 28 2012 just 2 hours before the port of NY was closed for incoming Hurricane Sandy. We followed 2 other cruise ships out to sea. One of those ships did as we did and went full steam down the coast to squeeze between the hurricane and the coast and after a moving night we picked up a tail wind and things started to settle down. The other ship (RCL) decided to try to go ENE over top of the hurricane and encountered some pretty heavy head winds that combined with the seas did some damage on the ship. At no time was I concerned about the motion on the ship. The seas were sure something to watch though. We found out later that we sailed through 25 - 30 ft seas through the night. Given the choice I would happily board that ship again.

We would go as long as it's just us adults. Now if we are taking the grands, it would be another story.

I would still go, high seas can be fun on a ship.

right!?! Although I think if I was with my BF he would have something different to say


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