Post # 1
My Fiance and I went to see a travel agent yesterday about taking a cruise for our honeymoon. The cruise she found that best fit our schedule was a 5 day cruise that stops in Yucatan and Cozumel, Mexico. Everything sounded all good until she mentioned that the time we were taking the cruise (July 30-Aug 4) was during their hurrucane season. Well apparently this was a BIG turnoff for my Fiance. So… do you think the threat of hurricanes is so serious that we should cancel the cruise? Anybody ever took a cruise during a bad weather season? Where can I find info to see how projected weather for these locations?
Post # 3
Most of the cruises I”ve taken have been during this time. One time when we went was after a hurricane had goen through so we had to change one of our ports. While the hurricane was happening the cruise ships also went to different ports. It’s not like they’ll leave you in a boat in a hurricane and they likely won’t cancel because they dont’ want to loose that money. So unless you’re really wedded to those ports, I’d still go.
Post # 4
Granted I’m from Florida so I am a lot more relaxed about hurricanes than most people.
Late July/Early August is not terribly active as far as hurricanes go. Also, the cruise will steer away from any hurricanes in the case that one does form during your trip. I wouldn’t cancel your plans.
Should have historical activity somewhere
Post # 5
My Fiance and I have taken a vacation the past two years during hurricane season. We have been extremely lucky with the weather on both trips. There has been hurricanes in the oceans or far away while we were vacationing, but it never effected our destination. Most hurricanes happen later in the season (like August / September), but you really cant predict them. My only worry would be that since you are taking a cruise it could definitely effect your trip if one occured anywhere in the carribean and/or near Mexico. I would think that a cruise line would cancel a lot of cruises if there are any hurricanes in the oceans since they make the water super rough. I would weigh your options. You can’t predict the weather, but it is also a whole lot cheaper to take a vacation / cruise during hurricane season. My Fiance and I have taken the chance and ended up not being effected, but you honestly never know what could happen.
Post # 6
I can understand his fear of this happening. It’s a chance plenty of people take though. I’m sure all will be okay though. Good luck!
Post # 7
We avoided the Caribbean for our honeymoon because of the chance of hurricanes – we wanted everything to be as perfect as possible and didn’t want to be stressed watching the weather reports. If you book it, I’d recommend travel insurance.
Post # 8
Personally, I wouldn’t be too worried because like PPs have said, that isn’t a hugely active time plus, vs. an island resort, a boat can move – so if there is actually a storm, they can move which port they go to and avoid it.
But get travel insurance – DH’s brother and wife were to go on their Honeymoon in late Oct but the island was hit by a hurricane and the Honeymoon was cancelled. Because they got the insurance, they not only got to take their full honeymoon a couple weeks later, they got a free trip to use in the future (I believe their resort offered that) so it worked out really great for them!
Post # 9
Hurricaine season ranges from June through November (a big chunk of time) and would be a factor in any tropical vacation during that time. To be honest, I have been traveling to Mexico every summer in July for about 12 years, and I have experienced one hurricaine. It was a level four hurricaine but I never felt unsafe. My resort was very professional and literally within a 24 hour period of the hurricaine the facilities were cleaned and we were down by the beach again. I’m not sure how things would work with a cruise. Can you purchase trip insurance if you’re very worried in case you need to change it? My input would be don’t worry about things until you have to worry about them! The weather is unpredictable and the chances of something happening during your week would be slim.