(Closed) Anyone cruise during hurricane season?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Haven’t sailed during hurricane season but I do know that the ship will change course and itinerary if neccessary.  Meaning you might skip and island if it’s in the path or your time on the islands might be cut short.  That’s all I got but I would definitely be prepared with some dramamine/bonine, even if you don’t get sea sick

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

sailing during hurricane season can be a real crap-shoot – you may get cancelled, the itenerary may change drastically (instead of Bermuda, you wind up in New England/Canada), it can be cut short or lengthened.  Took a cruise to Bermuda, they had to hold the ship two days because of the weather – had to fly home at my expense due to work commitments. 

The will do everything in their power to avoid the hurricane (they don’t want their billion $ boats ruined). 

And if you have ever cruised, contrary to all the PR on the lines site, and no matter how big the boat is, it will rock and roll and you will feel it, even if the weather is hundred of miles out.  Bonine/Dramamine or my choice is the TransDerm Scope patch. When the crew is sick and there are strategically placed “buckets” it is not pleasant….

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never cruised during hurricane season, but I would. The cruise ship will just change it’s itinerary to avoid the storm.

I will be sailing on this 104′ sailboat next year during hurricane season and it is much smaller than a cruise ship!

We’ll be spending a week in August sailing from Miami to the Bahamas.  I just have trip insurance in case a hurricane causes them to need to cancel.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am going on a cruise in October.  It’s crossed my mind so I’m a bit nervous about it.  It’s our first real vacation (plus our honeymoon!) and I don’t want it to be a drag.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In October of 2008 we actually went through a hurricaine. The second night we were on our way to St Thomas, it was quite rocky and I did get a little sea sick. But the staff really stepped up and was helping everyone, they gave out sea sickness medicine for free, one of the bartenders gave me a drink of ginger ale with some medicine to help me feel better. They were wonderful. The next day they decided to take us to Cozumel Mexico, and The Grand Caymen Islands instead. As soon as we going in that direction it was much much better. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re headed to Bermuda.  Let’s cross our fingers that it doesn’t happen to either of us!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had our honeymoon on a cruise in the Carribbean, and there was a tropical storm that turned into a hurricane while we were at sea – we just diverted around it to Jamaica instead of St. Thomas, and it ended up being the best day of the whole trip!

ETA: We are fairly go-with-the-flow travelers and had both rainy and sunny days for the week cruise, which didn’t bother us at all. I didn’t have my heart set on any destinations or anything, I just wanted to be out at sea with my brand new husband on a rockin ship. If you’re a little more decisive about exactly where you want to go or what you want the weather to be like, etc, you might reconsider.

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