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Old April 1st, 2010, 07:02 PM
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How rough are the seas during hurricane season?? Can only afford to go during September-October. I am a first timer and scared ...
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Old April 1st, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Unless there is a storm in the area where you are cruising, the waves should be fine. Just keep track of any hurricane activity before you go, chances are you'll be fine.

Also a good idea to book a cabin more midship, feels less moving....

What ship are you going on?

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Old April 1st, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Fall cruising is one of the best bargains in cruising. It is also one of the best times of the year to cruise. The temps are a little lower but still warm and things seem less crowded. I love cruising at this time of year.

I wouldn't be too worried about hurricanes. If the hurricane hits the port your ship is leaving from, on the day you leave, you won't sail. Otherwise you will sail. The great thing is that ships move! If the seas are too rough they will alter the itinerary to avoid dangerous weather.

If worst comes to worst you may not get to go to the original ports but you will get your cruise.

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Old April 1st, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I have cruised many times in hurricane season, and have no fears..Only once, did it appear it might be a problem, we missed a port to get more fuel, in case the cruise would stay at sea, but we got back to Miami before the storm hit.

The Captains are experts in cruising around trouble areas, and, I would sail the "H" season again.....take out cruise insurance to protect yourself, trip intteruption will help you out..

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Old April 1st, 2010, 08:34 PM
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.....take out crusie insurance to protect yourself, trip interuption will help you out..
I second the insurance idea. It is peace of mind that if something does develop you can opt out w/o much loss.

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the others have given you some great advise, don't stress out over it. Your ships captains first priority is your safety, he will alter his route to avoid any potential trouble spots, you might experience a slightly choppy sea, maybe some clouds, a bit of wind and maybe some rain if a hurricane is brewing around, thats alot of maybes and ifs.
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