Okay this may sound like a stupid question but when is hurricane season? We are goin on the Holiday in July out of Mobile. I hope that i have not done a boo boo by booking at this time. Never thought of hurricanes til my little sis that is goin ask me about it. I am from Oklahoma i know bout tornados don't know a thing bout hurricanes. This will be our first time to cruise and my sis's second time. There first time to cruise was not a good thing boat rocked lots and they could not go to one port because of weather.
I live in Florida, and the hurricane season is from June 1-November 30. I would say you are more likely to have problems towards the end of August through September. My boyfriend and I were booked on the Triump last September and we kept our fingers crossed the whole month that our cruise wouldn't be affected by one of the many storms we encountered. Unfortunately, our fingers were not crossed tight enough because our cruise was affected. Carnival did make up for the change in intinerary and the number of days by giving us a $100pp onboard credit and 30% refund on that cruise. Even though Carnival compensated us for the change, I still would never book late into hurricane season again.
we went in oct after all the hurricane one of our ports of call was to grand caymans
but carnival cancel the port of grand cayman because there was damage to the port
during the hurricane we went to a differnnt port instead that was the only problem we had hope this helps you
Prices are cheaper after the end of August but not because it's hurricane season. They're lower because all the children are back in school and there's less families going. Peak sailing times are June, July and August and any other times the children have vacation such as spring break and President's week.
The wife and i have always sailed in Aug. and Sept. So far we have been real lucky. We've only encountered 1 tropical storm out of 3 cruises.
The prices are diffently cheaper.That's a plus, but a risk we take. But the real reason we sail then, is because of our jobs. Thats about the only time we both can take off together.
We also always book our cruises during hurricane season and only once was our cruise affected. Even then, we still went to different ports and the cruise director did an AMAZING job of setting up shore excursions for us on short notice. With all of the advanced warning systems they have these days, you should never have to worry about getting stuck in the middle of something major. Can't beat the price for sailing during this time...
8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Prices are cheaper when school is in session AND because of hurricane season. We are booking again in September this year, although the hurricanes certainly changed our itinerary last September!
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Normally the ships Captain tries to stay as far away from hurricanes as possible. There was a ship that sailed into one of the hurricanes last summer (I don't remember which one) beats me why they cruised that close. There were people with broken bones.
I have cruised in October too. The prices are much cheaper than in the summer. Everywhere I have cruised the water was smooth, except for sailing into the Tropical Disturbance. And for some reason everytime I sail to the Bahamas; I get in a nasty storm returning home.
Hi, John. We're thinking of sailing the Triumph in Oct. We've gone only in October two other times (Western Caribbean and Mexican Riviera) and had great weather. I wonder if our luck will hold out. But am wondering how the Triumph is. We sailed the Destiny in the past--are these ships pretty similar? How did you find it? Thanks so much.
Much to my surprise I was told by my Sister-n-Law who lives on an island in the (South Pacific) that the hurricanes develop on that side of the world and travel this way. She says they never have hurricanes over there.
Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones are basically regional names for these storms. The storms forming in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexica, the Caribbean and N. Eastern Pacific are hurricanes. The storms in the South Pacific, N.W. Pacific and Central Pacific are Typhoons and Cyclones, depending on their location in the Pacific.
I'm not a meteorolgist but hurricanes don't form in the south Pacific and travel to the U.S. When hurricane season arrives and you watch the weather channel, you will see that they pay a lot of attention to storm systems coming off Africa moving east and to tropical depressions forming in the Gulf and Caribbean.
There is a lot of info. about these storms that can be had by checking " Ask Jeeves", Google, etc. Whatever they are called, they are bad news for sure.
If I remember correctly, the word " hurricane " is a Caribe Indian word meaning " big wind with bad spirit " or something to that effect. Sounds like they named it right.