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Old May 10th, 2008, 07:32 PM
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I am planning a cruise for 2009 . I work at a school, so I have to plan trip when school it out . My options are 1st week in April, all June, July or 2nd week in October. Have cruised April & June, so how is the weather in October I prefer April but I am going with 2 other co workers & our DHs. OK it's your turn , let me have all the pros & cons on these times of the year 8) Thanks, Daphne



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IMO the biggest pro is the price of the cruise in October! Yes,,,,you have to worry a bit about the weather, but the price will be about half of what you'll pay in the summer. April is still good, as far as price goes, but June and July are very, very expensive. (Lots of kids aboard too)

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I really like Fall cruising. In Europe, the Baltic season is over but it is perfect time in the Mediterranean. For Asia, you have passed (for the most part) typhoon season and the weather is a bit cooler. If you are sailing in the Caribbean, the later you get in the fall the less likely you will run into tropical weather.
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IMO the biggest pro is the price of the cruise in October! Yes,,,,you have to worry a bit about the weather, but the price will be about half of what you'll pay in the summer. April is still good, as far as price goes, but June and July are very, very expensive. (Lots of kids aboard too)

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Thanks for info. This day & age price DOES matter . Kids are great but I am with approx. 600 of the little boogers where I work .
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Fall is my favorite time to cruise, is the fall.....only once did I have a hurricane issue, but it never came to pass..It;s just a wonderful time to be at sea, and the bargains are hard to beat.
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if in the caribbean, January...if Europe then late September early October
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The wife and I cruise in late August or mid - late Sept. With the exception of 1 cruise, on the Valor which was in late May.

We've only had 1 cruise canceled due to Hurricanes. Not to bad of a record.

Happy Cruising to all;
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Winter, it wasn't a choice. I like to get out of the snow and ice of Michigan.
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i am a huge fan of the first week of spring break...that is when the two best cruises i have ever had have taken place
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Having only cruised the Caribbean, I favor Spring. It is a way to celebrate the end of winter and the dull cold weather that accompanies it earlier.


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We have cruised twice and both in the 1st week of May. The weather and seas were great both times...I know had to take kids out of school.
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I prefer the fall because it is a little bit cooler in the south.
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lets all sing:

Winter Spring Summer or Fall All ya to cruise and I'll be there yeah yeah yeah
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Oh yes, Joe....any time I can get on a ship is fine with me!
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April and December. We hit a bad Hurricane in August and never again.
Hurricane Bonnie. I had a great time but 99% of the ship was sick. Near Bermuda. It felt like we were riding up and down an elevator in a skyscraper.
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WINTER -It is so nice to leave the cold.
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WINTER -It is so nice to leave the cold.
yup i agree, i put fall but love the caribbean in the winter! I'm sure Cozumel wasnt over 82 degrees in january, never broke a sweat like i did in October....loved leaving freezing galveston and waking up ready to put my suit on its like a dream!

we toured Chitchenitza (im so sure thats not spelled right)...i cant imagine going in the summer, omg now even in Jan it was HOT. something about all that sunshine beaming on your head. I would have fainted. The poor locals pushing thier sundreys should have had cheaper soda's and they would have made a killing!
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WINTER -It is so nice to leave the cold.
yup i agree, i put fall but love the caribbean in the winter! I'm sure Cozumel wasnt over 82 degrees in january, never broke a sweat like i did in October....loved leaving freezing galveston and waking up ready to put my suit on its like a dream!

we toured Chitchenitza (im so sure thats not spelled right)...i cant imagine going in the summer, omg now even in Jan it was HOT. something about all that sunshine beaming on your head. I would have fainted. The poor locals pushing thier sundreys should have had cheaper soda's and they would have made a killing!
I guess thats why they call it Sundreys lol
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WINTER -It is so nice to leave the cold.
yup i agree, i put fall but love the caribbean in the winter! I'm sure Cozumel wasnt over 82 degrees in january, never broke a sweat like i did in October....loved leaving freezing galveston and waking up ready to put my suit on its like a dream!

we toured Chitchenitza (im so sure thats not spelled right)...i cant imagine going in the summer, omg now even in Jan it was HOT. something about all that sunshine beaming on your head. I would have fainted. The poor locals pushing thier sundreys should have had cheaper soda's and they would have made a killing!
I guess thats why they call it SUNdreys lol
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