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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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Why are the prices so much cheaper in September?
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That's what I was going to say. Hurricane season.
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We took a chance last September and sailed Crown Princess from Brooklyn. All was fine weather wise and that's what you do: take a chance.
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I am taking that chance in September. What's a little hurricane??
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The weather can keep you from going to the ports you wanted to see. You might booked an excursion and then see the money fly away if you don't visit that port because of a storm.
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The weather can keep you from going to the ports you wanted to see. You might booked an excursion and then see the money fly away if you don't visit that port because of a storm.
I am planning a September cruise as well. If I book an excursion in advance and we end up missing that port, are the charges refunded, credited toward another excursion, or lost?
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I would think that you would get a refund or onboard credit. I can't imagine that they would just keep your money for something that was not your fault. The cruise lines DO want to keep your business so I would think they would do what they could to make you happy.
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If you book your excursion through the cruiseline they will refund you if the excursion is cancelled or if the ship doesn't make port. If you book independently with a private company you would have to check with them. Most of the good ones are very reputable and have been in business for years and will refund any deposit or prepaid excursion if the ship doesn't make it into port or the excursion is cancelled. I was in Cozumel in August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf. We had booked a snorkeling excursion through cozumelinsider.com which was cancelled as the Port Captain closed the port due to rough seas. Cozumelinsider had processed my refund to my cc before I even made it home.
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We are cruising in September - last time I went to Alaska in September (don't have to worry about hurricanes there). Came home had had to evacuate the next day! However, booked another cruise in Sept. this year - out of N.O. and just chancing it. If you have to evacuate, you might as well be at sea ---- and I wouldn't care if we hit a port or not...lol. As long as I'm on the ship!!
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We are going in October of this year. We will be taking a chance also, but for me this was the best time I could work a cruise in around work. So I booked one. Hopefully there will not be a hurricane and all will go smoothly.
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From another Floridian, book when it works for you. Prices drop because you are taking a risk, but hey, if it works out, you have a great time in perfect weather. Hurricanes can happen from May to December, but that doesn't keep millions of people from booking. Enjoy those discounted rates (and fewer crowds because kids will be in school!)
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