Haven't cruised Eastern Caribbean in November (only Western) but have taken a land vacation on St John in the US Virgin Islands (off of St Thomas) during Thanksgiving week. Had no problems whatsoever. True, it is technically still hurricane season through the end of the month, but the probability is slim during November from what I have read previously.
We cruised the Easter Caribbean in November 2002. IT was a GREAT cruise. The sea wasn't rough at all, and the weather was perfect (warm enough to wear shorts comfortably, but not so hot that you couldn't walk around. A prefect Carribbean adventure. We saw St. Thomas and St Maartin.
Last November my best friend and her boyfriend were thinking about cruising the Carribbean in November and I talked her into it. She had a GREAT time. I did some research about hurricane season and the Caribbean for her, because she was afraid about the weather as well, and I found some interesting results.
November is TECHNICALLY considered the end of hurricane season. HOWEVER, the chances of having a hurricane in the Carribbean in November are exteremly slim. I think the statistic was that there was only 2-3 hurricanes in the eastern Carribbean in November since 1950. I found the information from weather.com.
I hope this helps, and you won't be so nervous. I'm cruising this November again, but this time the western Caribbean.
We've sailed the Southern Caribbean four times - twice in February, once in October, and once in November. The worst weather we experienced was in February, where rain kept Princess from taking us ashore on their private island. On our November cruise, the weather was wonderful and I got in plenty of beach time. The rates were really low and the ports were not crowded. Don't worry, you'll enjoy it!
On a land trip to Antigua in early Nov one yr, we had the outer parts of a hurricane that hit elsewhere. --Carib blue turned black & we had high winds, lots of rain. generally, Nov hurricanes are less likely & cruise ships can divert away from them....Have a fun trip..
Being from FL and used to the hurricane season, we didn't hesitate booking our cruise in the first week in November to the Western Carrib and wouldn't hesitate going to the Eastern either. Typically there are not any hurricanes forming in that area at that time. The most you might get is some rain, but that can happen at any time of the year.
Take your cruise is to St. Martin, weather is great during that time, shopping beaches, you can email Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org he would give you more details on his island. He is a cab driver, i met him in April and I can tell you I have been travelling for years and this guy really topped of my family vacation.
We went to Grand Caymen & Cozumel on Sensation last November and the weather was perfect! I think it is hit or miss, however, as it is still close to (or even part of) hurricane season. I plan on going again this November as it is a good time to go as the rates are very low and it is getting pretty cold here in Michigan by then