Post # 1
My FI and I are beach people, we love the water and cruising and we really had our hearts set on a Carribean Cruise for our honeymoon. However, someone pointed out that the beginning of Oct is still hurricane season and it could derail our plans.
So I started preparing for a honeymoon in HI but still hoping for a cruise some how and deep in my heart knowing that is what we both really want.
I started searching the MANY cruise boards I peruse on regularly and many people say that it is crazy not to plan your cruise in Oct for fear of a hurricane. And there are many good reasons they are right. Plus the number one reason as to why it is a good idea….Price!!!
I did read something about back to back cruises that allow you to spend time on the islands in double. However, if we could take two weeks to cruise at this time then I would just island hop.
Has anyone planned and carried out a carribean cruise or even just a carribean honeymoon in Oct? I am sure it can and has been done!
Post # 3
Not in October, but in late July. We had a lot of fun. We went to Key West, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. Grand Cayman was amazing, and I would totally do it again.
Post # 4
I went on a cruise in late december and it was amazing. The price was very low because we went over the holidays when most people are spedning it with family. The weather was perfect, not too hot and it was wonderful. Our ship was not even full.
Post # 5
@megz06: I would LOVE to go to Grand Cayman! Maybe next year.
@Day_In_The_Life: Yeah, I have heard that Dec cruises can be great!
The latest I have ever cruised was Sept and although we hit a storm it was not because of a hurricane.
We would be heading to the Bahamas and the Virgi Islands because going from Charleston is the easiest for us right now. Unless, we want to fly somewhere.
Post # 6
Anyone ever take a Carribean cruise in Oct?
Post # 7
I never recommend making a decision based on fear. If there’s somewhere that you’ve always wanted to go, don’t let fear hold you back.
A couple of years ago we had a couple that booked Hawaii, not because they were crazy about Hawaii, but because the bride was terrified of hurricanes. They were in New York. Then the weekend of their wedding, New York was hit by a hurricane. Their wedding was completely wiped out. None of their guests could get there. There was no power. And they had to drive from New York to Pittsburg to get a flight out.
So, there’s no place that’s immune. Just make sure you get trip insurance!