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Old July 27th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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Default Cruising during Hurrican season

Early September apparently falls within the hurricane season in the Caribbean. What are the chances that this could happen in early September in the Western Caribbean?

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Old July 27th, 2004, 01:51 PM
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I was on a Disney cruise.. last Sept...

We did not go throw a hurricane to say... But we were affected by 3 of them...

The last night on the cruise... I had to put my suitcase in middle of closet doors... to stop it from banging around.

But overall was not that bad.. plus I am cruising again this year same timeframe.

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Old July 27th, 2004, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: Cruising during Hurrican season

If you go to the national weather service website you can get the statistical info in terms of "odds".

It's hurricane season, so obviously there's a chance.

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Late August through early October is the peak of hurricane season. But no one can predict whether you will have any kind of storm. They can't even predict where the storm will go when they know one is out there. Living on the Gulf Coast, I live with the chance of a hurricane striking us every year. We also have beautiful weather in September. The ship will go around a storm though, so don't get scared off by the possibility.

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the chances are less the further south and west you go. The eastern Caribbean seems to get hit the most. Its hurricane season so the possiblity always exists.
Your safety is the Captain's main concern, he will steer around the storm, you might miss a port of call or call on another port. If he cannot steer around the storm safely he will find a safe haven and put into port. You might get some rain and some rough seas but that's usually about it.
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It's hurricane season. Pretty much the peak time. So you might be in the neighborhood of one, but the crew will keep you safe.
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we did western caribbean last sept 7-14 and had no major problems - there were a couple of huricanes out there but we didn't really feel anything. just be prepared for the fact that a port might get changed just in case. i think the ships do whatever they can to avoid problems, so it might mean missing or changing a port. if you're ok with that, i wouldn't worry at all.
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During hurricane season you risk missing a port. This has happened to me several times.

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