You certainly can get rough seas out of NYC in september. It'a matter of luck.
Look on the bright side you might get smooth seas, and even if you don't the cruise ships handle rough seas very well.
We were on the Carnival Liberty a little over a year ago and we got pretty stormy weather the last 2 days of our cruise and the ship handled it quite well.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
We have been fortunate to have practically seas of glass on all our Atlantic sailings. The worst however was a storm we hit leaving Tortola. WOW, the ship was rocking.
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Past Cruises: Explorer of the Seas 2008 Explorer of the Seas 2007 Carnival Victory 2007 Explorer of the Seas 2006 Legend 2005 Miracle 2004 Disney Wonder 2004; Pride 2003 Legend 2002 Disney Wonder 2002 Destiny 2001 Victory 2000 Triumph 1999 Jubilee 1998 Imagination 1997 Imagination 1996 Fascination 1995 Ecstasy 1993 Fantasy 1990 Jubilee 1990 NCL Seaward 1989 Jubilee 1988
That ship is pretty big and can handle the rough seas out of NY. If you had been on a Fantasy class ship, then I would've said : "Pray hard."
They're smaller and you will feel the rocking. I was on that ship in 1996. he hit a storm and the rocking began. The salt and pepper shakers were going back and forth on the tables. If you tried to walk,you appeared to look drunk. Simply put, the bigger the ship , the better the handling. You should be alright. If the weather is TOO rough, Carnival won't leave port and you could get your money back if they cancelled it.
Just be prepared, with meds in case of rough seas....This is hurricane season, and, even if the storm is not near you, the seas can be rough. I used to work with a girl who sailed to Bermuda all the time from Boston...remnants of storms made her ride back and forth several times a real tough one. Having the right meds, will hopefully help you out if you have rough seas.
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