The problem with the "Don't cruise during the hurricane season" discussion as far as RCI ships leaving from Cape Liberty is concerned is this:
Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. RCI begins cruising in Cape Liberty in May and leaves in November. They obviously cannot be docked up here during the winter months. This means that RCI only offers crusies in that port during hurricane season, with the exception of one month. And with the exception of a few sailings to Canada, most of the cruises listed were destined for the warmer climates.
So yes, people booking are taking a chance, but it seems to me that it's a win win for RCI. They only offer during hurricane season at a particular port, and then if they sail to those destinations, that's great. If they change to a cheaper destination, they keep the cost of the differential. Either way, it's a profit as long as they don't cancel the sailing.
If everyone listened to "Don't cruise during hurricane season" RCI would have to leave the Cape Liberty Cruise port entirely. They are counting on us cruising during that time.