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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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OK, will all you long timer cruisers help me with this.

I am planning a cruise leaving out of NY Sept 30th to Oct 8th to the Carribbean. Everyones telling me this is high hurricane season.
It's one of the last 8 day Carnival cruises out of NY.

The flights to Miami are really high, its much cheaper to flight out of NY.

I could use some advise!!!

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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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I wouldn't say that was high hurricane season. I always thought "high" season was August and September...and then the possiblities drop off. But you never know during hurricane season.

With going out of New York, I would think you would be pretty safe. Your ports may change, or even the order...or you could be worrying for nothing :-)
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It's like your winters, its hit or miss for a snowstorm.

You won't have any issues going out of NYC, we haven't had a direct hit with a hurricane since the 80's (yes, long overdue!). The storms basically bounce off North Carolina (or go through inward to the other states) and go off into the North Atlantic & spin out to sea towards England. It loses strength since the waters here above North Carolina are so cold & fizzle out.

That being said, the cruise line could do one of two things; change your itinerary to visit the towns here in the Northeast into Canada (think Nova Scotia, Maine, Boston, etc) or maybe head towards Bermuda.

It's like anything during hurricane season. You know there's a chance, but you take the crap shot it won't happen.

New York is tough to cruise from - there's nothing really here on the East Coast for choices for cruises should they have to change plans.
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Go for it. The ship will stay away from dangerous conditions.. Take an advantage of the prices.
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Well, we thought we were safe sailing out of Miami on October 21, 2005 but we sailed right into Hurricane Wilma. We had a great time even tho we were rockin' and rollin' pretty good. My grandson still talks about the "crazy boat" cruise, ha!
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I agree with Cassandra. GO FOR IT! The chances of having a hurricane interfere with your cruise are small, and even if it does, the worst that could happen is more sea days, or ports other than those you had intended to stop at. I live here in Florida, and book at least two, sometimes three cruises every year during hurricane season, and have yet to miss one. Yep, I've gone to other ports, but I cruise for the ship anyway, not necessarily for the ports. Book it, and enjoy.

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I live in Louisiana...The storms that late in the season traditionally head for Florida and they are usually mild. Your ship will sail around any trouble areas. Book it!

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