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Old November 27th, 2011, 01:21 PM
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Default Do you cruise the Caribbean in the summer?

I was recently looking into Caribbean cruises in the summer for my sister in law, who is a teacher, therefore that is the only time they can cruise. Unless they are willing to fly, Carnival is their only option, and is extremely expensive. It got me wondering... is cruising the Caribbean in the summer worth it, if that is your only choice?
Do you think it is too hot or expensive to enjoy or do you think people who have no other time option should go ahead and cruise?
I know, for me, Disney World (for example) is too hot and crowded in the summer, so I won't go then. Is this the same sort of situation?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 02:06 PM
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Summertime cruising in the caribbean = hot, pricier than in shoulder months, crowded & lotts of families with children. But sometimes if that is the only options for a teacher to travel, they will have to deal with it !

So to answer the question within your topic.... "Been there, done that.... never again" !
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High season in the Caribbean is traditionally December to March/April this is because it is slightly cooler & less humid, Hurricane season is approx. June to October, the worst time being August onwards I think. I don't know about US lines but UK ships relocate out there in about October & return to the Med in about March, whether this is because the weather in the Med is better or the Caribbean is worse is a toss up.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 02:43 PM
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Has she cruised before? If someone is addicted they will cruise when they can.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 02:59 PM
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Has she cruised before? If someone is addicted they will cruise when they can.
I would go anytime I could to be honest, maybe not Hurricane season.
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I try to avoid hurricane season, but I understand the predicament. My DW was a lunch lady manager for 10 years so we vacationed in the summer of fall or spring break.
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We did a little Bahamas cruise in Summer 2010. I did not particuarly care for it at that time-too hot. Where I live (in Georgia) it is already hot. I prefer cruising in winter for the Bahamas or the Caribbean.
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I try to avoid hurricane season, but I understand the predicament. My DW was a lunch lady manager for 10 years so we vacationed in the summer of fall or spring break.
Our adult daughter works in the school system-which is why we did that summer trip-to go with her.
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When cruisers have the time, they can sail where they want. When time is the main criteria, it narrows the scope,and usually pricing is not your friend,and you must deal with what is offered.

For me, I am not a great flyer, so, spring and fall cruising, is my preference. The hottest day of my life was in St Maarten, on Labor Day. My makeup slid of my face in a sheet, I swear

I only have ever had one, "almost" hurricane issue, and, that was in November!
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We've cruised to the Caribbean in a July and it was great .
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We've cruised to the Caribbean in a July and it was great .
a cruise in the Caribbean is allways great.

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The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I cruise the Caribbean all year long, but we tend to cruise less in the summer, simply because of the number of children aboard, and the price. Having said that, we always enjoy our cruises, no matter what time of year it is. (YES we cruise in hurricane season too, and have had some port changes, and itinerary changes, but never missed a cruise!) I'd say, give it a go, and enjoy your summer, Caribbean cruise!

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