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earl July 1st, 2007 02:32 PM

Best months to cruise!!
 
Whats your best months to cruise! mine are april and november,
School has started ,the hurricane season hasn`t started or is finish.
the prices for the most part are cheaper and a better chance of an up grade.

Irish Shark July 1st, 2007 02:39 PM

I think we have crusied in every month with September being the most.

Divemaster July 1st, 2007 03:19 PM

Re: Best months to cruise!!
 
July for Alaska first-timers

Quote:

Originally Posted by earl
Whats your best months to cruise! mine are april and november,
School has started ,the hurricane season hasn`t started or is finish.
the prices for the most part are cheaper and a better chance of an up grade.


CruisingJen July 1st, 2007 08:16 PM

Anytime that the majority of kids are in school. :wink:

jaggy July 2nd, 2007 01:06 PM

I would agree with April and November. Great time to cruise the caribbean, which is where we like to cruise. The weather is great, the kiddies are in school and that is a slower time in our business. So, its all good.

Tim

Mike M July 2nd, 2007 05:26 PM

I have found that January through December are excellent times to cruise. LOL

Seriously: It depends on the itinerary. If you are cruising South America then it's November through March.

Caribbean: I find that late fall, other than holidays, is a great time. Lower prices and less chance of bad weather.

Europe is basically a spring and summer schedule.

I find that the longer the cruise the less number of children. Also, cruises outside the Caribbean have fewer children.

Take care,
Mike (Who believes that there's no bad time to cruise)

kryos July 4th, 2007 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CruisingJen
Anytime that the majority of kids are in school. :wink:

LOL ... same here. Also, I try to cruise in months where most of my co-workers don't tend to take vacations. That way I can get a large block of time off together ... a month or more if necessary ... to take the more "exotic" cruises. If I tried to get a month off say in July or August, there would be no way. But January and other slow vacation months are fine. So I simply pick an itinerary that I like for one of those slower months. I did Hawaii/South Pacific in the month of January (30 days) and will do a Fall TransAtlantic next November (24 days). That fall TransAtlantic will also be combined with a six-day crossing on the QM2 from New York to London (in order to avoid a TransAtlantic flight), followed by eight days of land touring in Venice, Rome and Athens before picking up the Prisendam for the TransAtlantic back to Fort Lauderdale. We're talking over 40 calendar days here ... 28 actual vacation days. Luckily we get back the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Otherwise, I would never be able to snag that much contiguous vacation time.

The other nice thing, in my case, to taking my cruises in "off" vacation months is that when everybody else is scrambling to get time off in those popular months, I am right there at work scarfing up all the overtime their absences create. That's how I pay for my rather expensive cruises. :)

Blue skies ...

--rita

Kamloops Cruiser October 10th, 2007 09:00 PM

Re: Best months to cruise!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by earl
Whats your best months to cruise! mine are april and november,
School has started ,the hurricane season hasn`t started or is finish.
the prices for the most part are cheaper and a better chance of an up grade.

depends on the time of year and where we want to cruise to.

South for the sun in winter

North to Alaska in winter.

otherwise ?????????????????????? :roll:


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