DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

What Cruisers Still Have after Hurricanes ...

While some cruises may be rerouted to different ports, the overall experience of being on a ship sailing on the beautiful ocean will not change.  We plan and anticipate for months / years for that brief escape to be unplugged and totally relaxed while someone else "drives" and feeds us, cleans up after us and pampers us.

Weather can sometimes put a damper on cruising but overall, most of the time - it's smooth sailing.  People play the odds during hurricane season - some win, some lose ...but we keep on doing it over and over because if we are lucky enough to be on a cruise ship, we're blessed.

So cruise on fellow cruisers ... cruise on...these hurricanes are the EXCEPTION not the rule.  

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AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

There is a reason that hurricane has a season.  They happen often enough that we know when the usually occur.  It is like the snow that will come to those of us that live "Northern" climates.or tornadoes in the mid-west.  It will happen, the severity is what changes and when we have ones like Hugo, Irma, Harvey, Katrina, etc. we see the worst of them.  The human spirit is what endures, we pick ourselves up and start again.  We accept the help others can give and rebuild..  I agree with Debbie, cruise on and remember to enjoy your life and your cruise.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I’d rather be on a ship that can avoid the storm than stuck at a resort on an island with no options.  And we’ve had some fantastic experiences from unexpected port stops.  All part of the adventure!

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I agree.  My cruise was the week before all this happened.  I got lucky.  Yes... Booking a cruise during hurricane season is a gamble

I think my next one I'll try for May.  Got my new passport photos done today.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

We still have antici........

 

 

 

pation......Wink

Dbldelites
Contributor Level: Captain

I think if you really have the "cruising spirit" it takes a lot to deter you.  My feelings have only changed because I feel upset for all of those that have lost so much from these storms, but I hope through donations I can help a little and I'm still looking forward to my Thanksgiving Family Cruise....and I'll probably even be just a little more thankful.  I hope I can find some way to help those in need while I'm gone too.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

I was talking to a friend at the dog park about cruising in Nov/Dec/ and some female dog said, "How can you think about cruising when so many people are suffering?" My friend knows me well and started laughing before I said "Well I tried sitting in my yard in a bucket of dirty water with a fan blowing on me but I decided to donate money instead ... what have you done?"

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

When we book a cruise, it's for the ports, but if our itinerary was changed due to a hurricane, I sure wouldn't be complaining. I'd still be so happy and thankful to be on a ship.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

The memories of past cruises are priceless ... couldn't sleep last night and spent hours going through all our photos from our many cruises in 2016 ... can almost feel and smell the ocean and the sand ...

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Agreed

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I love to look back at photos from past cruises on rainy or snowy days and know that in only a few months we will be cruising again. 

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