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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:46 PM
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Default Are we crazy to cruise in October?

So, we're thinking of a 3-night Bahamas cruise in mid-October, but of course it seems like the riskiest time hurricane-wise.

Should I just not worry about it?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
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My advice........Don't worry about it. We have had the Iten changed because of weather but never had a bad cruise.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:58 PM
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We went last Oct. to the Caribbean and we had the most perfect weather. It's risky that time of year, but the prices are a little cheaper. Don't worry about it and have fun.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 06:18 PM
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We too always book at least one cruise, if not more, during the hurricane season, and we too have never had a cruise canceled because of weather. Yes, we have missed ports, and yes we do sometimes go to different ports, but more often than not it's a perfect time to cruise, and the prices are absolutely GREAT. Book the cruise, and if you're nervous, go ahead and get cruise insurance.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:32 PM
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We often cruise in Oct, and only once had an issue. We were on the Zuiderdam, and the hurricane was due to hit Florida, when we would be docking to leave the ship.....

We missed one island, so the ship could hit San Juan to fuel up, in case we had to stay at sea...Something I would not have minded;) The hurricane stalled, so we were able to get off the ship and fly home...

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:48 PM
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we cruise in october the price of cruise is good and not alot kids around
and we always have great weather
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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:41 AM
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My wife and I have also cruised in October many times . The weather has always been great. Prices are good and less kids aboard. We love to go that time of the year.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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I have done a few in October. It is a quiet month weather wise and it is getting more comfortable weather wise.

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