Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > First-Time Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

First-Time Cruisers Novices ask here & No question is too silly!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 27th, 2007, 12:40 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 69
Default Really worried about hurricanes during my cruise (halloween)

Okay, so I'm officially obsessed, and can't stop reading about the cruise. In looking through posts on this message board from last year, I noticed a lot of people advising to "be careful" about booking anything from Aug - December because of hurricanes and bad weather.

I would be really disappointed if I had crappy weather for my whole cruisee. I am from Seattle, and I am used to the clouds and the rain, and I REALLY just want a week in the sun.

I would have booked for early summer, but it was kind of a decision based on cost for me to book the halloween cruise. Now, I'm really nervous about it and having second thoughts.

What do you think?

Jessica
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 27th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 27,089
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

I wouldn't worry about the weather. I've cruised a few times in Sept. and its been wonderful, no storms. Even if there is any bad weather, the captain will steer the ship away from it. Once in a while you may end up doing a different itinary because of a storm.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 28th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 69
Default

Thanks, Donna!!! I'm feeling better about it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Bobby_G's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Knox TN
Posts: 1,356
Default

I always sail around the first of Oct and have never had any rough water nor storms. Was on the Pride when Libby I believe the name was, went up the gulf and hit Panama City. We were in Cozumel and Belize and never even got a cloud from it.
If they can sail at all, they will sail around it.
__________________
Bob

Valor 2008
Triumph 2006
Fantasy 2004
Pride 2002
Imperial Maj 2001
Carnivalle 1994
Couple forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 8
Default

i've flown the week of sept 10 (supposed to be the worst for hurricanes) and it was FINE!

i cruised in october too and it was good. i wouldn't worry too much. they say the worst is mid september, and if you are going at halloween you should be good to go.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 21st, 2007, 11:03 AM
Divemaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Posts: 1,139
Default Re: Really worried about hurricanes during my cruise (hallow

Just be sure to have alternative plans. JFYR, a storm a few days earlier can cloud the water of a beach for snorkeling, or wind damage could close an attraction, but there are always options and a good itinerary means you will be in several places and the chance of them all being effected is slim. Where are y'all in Seattle - I'm ex-West Seattle and Kirkland myself. Halloween cruises BTW are pretty cool.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jessm
Okay, so I'm officially obsessed, and can't stop reading about the cruise. In looking through posts on this message board from last year, I noticed a lot of people advising to "be careful" about booking anything from Aug - December because of hurricanes and bad weather.

I would be really disappointed if I had crappy weather for my whole cruisee. I am from Seattle, and I am used to the clouds and the rain, and I REALLY just want a week in the sun.

I would have booked for early summer, but it was kind of a decision based on cost for me to book the halloween cruise. Now, I'm really nervous about it and having second thoughts.

What do you think?

Jessica
__________________
Amadeus: (1)
CDF (1)
Celebrity: (1)
Cunard: (1)
HAL: (26)
P&O: (1)
Princess: (1)
RCI: (5)
Cunard (1)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 21st, 2007, 05:49 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 69
Default

Hey Divemaster,

I live in the greenlake area in Seattle. Great area.

I'm feeling less anxious about the weather and just ready to be pampered and relax.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 21st, 2007, 07:54 PM
Divemaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Posts: 1,139
Default

Cool. You should have a blast down there as the weather begins to change in Seattle. Of course late October is a few weeks early yet for the first winter storm, or so I recall. Was last up there a few weeks back between a Vancouver cruise and a trip to New England.

Alas, we divers don't do pampered - how can you get stressed when you live in flip flops? 8)


Quote:
Originally Posted by jessm
Hey Divemaster,

I live in the greenlake area in Seattle. Great area.

I'm feeling about the weather and just ready to be pampered and relax.
__________________
Amadeus: (1)
CDF (1)
Celebrity: (1)
Cunard: (1)
HAL: (26)
P&O: (1)
Princess: (1)
RCI: (5)
Cunard (1)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hurricanes! I cruise in 11 days love2krooz Carnival Cruise Lines 10 September 3rd, 2008 12:31 PM
Halloween Candy on Halloween Cruise Nothin but blue skies Ask CruiseMates Staff 9 November 8th, 2007 05:58 PM
Really worried about hurricanes during my cruise (halloween) jessm Singles 6 June 6th, 2007 05:57 AM
Cruise Changes due to Hurricanes! CruiseISLife Carnival Cruise Lines 2 August 11th, 2004 03:15 PM
Cruise in september - worried Ginger T Teen Cruisers 3 June 8th, 2004 05:18 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 PM.
design by: Themes by Design



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1