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Old June 16th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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Default Late September - early October cruises

Can anyone tell me what is a better time and area to cruise during late September through October. The sunnier the better. Areas to stay away from?
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Old June 16th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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September is the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic.
That means the Caribbean and the Gulf can be risky.
A lot of people don't like to plan a cruise for that time of year. Ports can be missed, itineraries changed/shortened/lengthened.

If you go into it with a good attitude and aren't easily disappointed, then go for it.

There's always Europe ...
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:04 PM
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we cruise in the middle of october and we had one port of call change
i personal enjoy crusing in the fall the price was right and it was realy quiet since the kids were back in school
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I've cruised in September and October, sometimes with port changes, sometimes not, there are no guarantees!

As a previous poster stated, if you don't have your heart set on a certain port and are flexible not a problem.

If you are cruising because you have to go a specific place then Sept. or Oct. might not be a good idea.

Things can change on any cruise really, I've missed ports in Hawaii before due to wave conditions.

I think the key word is flexibility and relaxing, it is a cruise after all!
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a different perspective//late september and early october is the PERFECT time to cruise Europe !!! weather is great, beat the crowds, lower airfare, great deals on iside cabins

cruising eastern/western caribbean be prepared for island changes due to hurricane seaon...last year taught cruisers a vital reminder about how unpredictable they can be..the good news is that many folks have sworn off cruising during prime hurricane months..now, if you consider the pacific coast mexican cruising during that period you should be fine
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We've just completed our 6th cruise, 5 of them in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Mid to End of September, and First or Second week in Oct. We didn't encounter any difficulties until 2004 when the series of hurricanes took place. No problem with the ship-just stayed out an extra 2 days because we couldn't get back to port. Last year we went later-Oct. 23, and encountered Hurricane Wilma and developing Alpha. That called for an itinerary change, East from West. This year, we're going Nov. 24--still have a chance of a hurricane as we'll be in the final week of the season.
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