Contributor Level: Captain

What Month do you Personally consider the cut-off for cruises to Hurricane Risky Areas?

I feel like I'm pushing it the later it gets in April to take a Caribbean cruise and any earlier than late September is pushing it on the other end.  Does the whole "hurricane threat" possibility impact your choice?


12 Answers

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We cruise whenever we can get time off from work.  We've sailed the past four Septembers and weather has been spectacular.

We always have trip insurance though.

Contributor Level: Captain


I would not like missing my cruise due to a hurricane but I do have insurance.  


Contributor Level: Captain

I've cruised the Caribbean twice in August. Once the itinerary was changed from Eastern to Western due to a hurricane. The second time (also an Eastern) we just went around the hurricane. Both times the water was a bit rough, but no big deal.

Contributor Level: Captain

I have done the Caribbean in early Oct and had great weather.  If a big storm happens the cruise line will move the ship to other ports.  I think heavy sea's can be fun Big Smile

Contributor Level: Captain

We only cruise in Feb or  March, so the risk is really non existent for us. 

Contributor Level: Captain

We live in South Florida and can't find a bad month to sail. So far, we are storm-free but the ships will prepare for the storm and route around it if they have to. Most of the storms of past have been going eastern Caribbean, then north. Missing us all of the time. Last year was dodgy but we still will go anytime of the year.

Contributor Level: First Mate

I haven't considered the Caribbean hurricane season when planning a cruise. Last year we were on the Glory the 1st week in August; missed 2 ports (Belize & Mahogany Bay) due to the weather. We're sailing this August too. If I can get to the ship...I'm going. Happy

Contributor Level: Admiral

I have never not taken a cruise becuase it departed during the hurricane season.  My nest cruise is in August.

Contributor Level: Captain

We always cruise during hurricane season.  (Okay, we always cruise any time we can.)  The odds of a hurricane happening while you’re on a cruise are slight.  And, if the weather gets bad, the ship just goes somewhere else!  If you go to a resort and a storm comes, you’re just stuck there!

We have cruised in the first week of October and after Thanksgiving. It is funny, in the first week of October, we avoided Joaquin, in the weekend after Thanksgiving, one developed and chased the ship, so I think it is my magnetic personality that attracts the storms. We do take it into consideration, sorta, kinda when we plan a cruise now, but we like the weekend after Thanksgiving so we will be off work/college for travel days and the Christmas decorations are up on the ships.


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