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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:55 PM
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I hope that someone can help out. First time cruiser here. We are taking about a dozen people on a cruise this summer. We'd go during spring break but wife can't get off at the time. We wanted to go to Caribbean, but I hear that it is too hot then. We are willing to travel. Where is a good place to cruise? I am looking at Royal Caribbean because they have a kids program. Thanks to anyone with any thoughts.
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I hope that someone can help out. First time cruiser here. We are taking about a dozen people on a cruise this summer. We'd go during spring break but wife can't get off at the time. We wanted to go to Caribbean, but I hear that it is too hot then. We are willing to travel. Where is a good place to cruise? I am looking at Royal Caribbean because they have a kids program. Thanks to anyone with any thoughts.
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All cruise lines have kids programs especially in summer and school holidays.

Have you considered an Alaska Cruise either from Seattle or Vancouver.

With a group of ten I would start to talk with travel agent as soon as

possible.
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Arnold, the Caribbean is pretty much warm year round, does it get a bit hotter and muggier in July/August yep, lots of people cruise the Caribbean in the summer for the same reason as you, if heat is an issue then consider New England or Alaska. Another point to ponder, hurricane season starts in August and you run a higher risk of your cruise being cancelled or your ports being changed
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Hurricane season starts officially on June 1st and ends on Nov 30st.

During this period cruises usually are cheapest but most likely to be

disrupted and ports changed.
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I live outside Boston where humidity is high..only once did I feel ultra hot, and, that was Labor Day in St Maarten...If you like summer weather, don't discount the Caribbean.

I love traveling in the fall, the one time we had a hurricane close call, it was on a November cruise...The odds are in your favor.
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Avg. temps in the Caribbean don't vary by more than 10 degrees or so year round, though summers can have higher humidity... so no need to discount the Caribbean.

Alaska is certainly a good option as well.

Euope is very busy in July and August, so that might be a consideration if you're thinking of a European itinerary.
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Thank you for your responses. I find it interesting that the weather doesn't really change that much in July and August. In our group, we can deal with the heat and enjoy the pool. We also like the European (Western Med) cruises interesting. We'll probably opt for Caribbean since the airfare between the US East Coast and Florida is much cheaper than fare between US and Europe.
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How about a cruise to Florida and a visit to Disneyland ?
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I hope that someone can help out. First time cruiser here. We are taking about a dozen people on a cruise this summer. We'd go during spring break but wife can't get off at the time. We wanted to go to Caribbean, but I hear that it is too hot then. We are willing to travel. Where is a good place to cruise? I am looking at Royal Caribbean because they have a kids program. Thanks to anyone with any thoughts.


Two really great choices for July and August:
  • Alaska
  • Baltic Scandinavian Capitals
And of course many of the ships that winter in the Caribbean, are in the Mediterranean for the summer season so that's a third option.

Because of heat, humidity and the possibility of hurricanes the Caribbean would be the last choice!

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How about a cruise to Florida and a visit to Disneyland ?

Would be a loooong cruise as Disneyland is in California. Disney World is the one in Florida.
(just bustin' your chops a little lol)
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