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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Was wondering, have been wondering this for years. Have been on several RCCL cruises, but never during hurricane season. Was wondering, do they just CANCEL the cruises, or re-route them, or what? I aqssume cruise insurance is a MUST for planning a cruise this time of year?

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they all wear bikinis and have a party !

Ships will change itineraries or add days at sea for missed ports.

This same question has been asked and answered numerous times....just have to look for the answers !
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As long as the port of embarkation or disembarkation is not affected by the path of the hurricane, they do not cancel cruises. They alter their itineraries to take a different path than the hurricane.

Cruise ships do travel faster than hurricanes, so they are able to adjust their itineraries.

Here's a link to another thread from today, explaining what two cruise lines did in their response to the current hurricane, Irene, when they were forced to leave San Juan early.

Two Cruise Lines Different Reactions to Stranded Passengers in San Juan
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UK lines don't go there during the season, P&O for instance position one or two ships in the Caribbean from about October to March then they re locate to the Med.
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How could they just "add days" to compensate? If it is a 7 day cruise, leaving every sunday and returning the next sunday, wouldnt adding days DELAY the next cruise?
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How could they just "add days" to compensate? If it is a 7 day cruise, leaving every sunday and returning the next sunday, wouldnt adding days DELAY the next cruise?

No one said they add days. Not sure where you got that from?

There is an example actually... Celebrity has a cruise scheduled for this coming Sunday (when Irene is forecast to hit NY, where they are sailing from). They are bringing the ship back Monday instead.

Those onboard will have an 8 day cruise, those leaving Monday will have a 6 day cruise.
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they all wear bikinis and have a party !

Ships will change itineraries or add days at sea for missed ports.

This same question has been asked and answered numerous times....just have to look for the answers !

Nobody said that, huh? read the above quote . . . "or add days at sea"
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Nobody said that, huh? read the above quote . . . "or add days at sea"
Let me rephrase since I confused you..."substitute" ~~a day at sea~~ for a port that will possibly be missed due to weather....or as Kuki said....may have to extend the cruise a day due to ship being unable to return to port of debarkation as scheduled thus increasing the actual cruise length, but the next sailing would be short 1 day of their cruise..... clear now ?
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Was wondering, have been wondering this for years. Have been on several RCCL cruises, but never during hurricane season. Was wondering, do they just CANCEL the cruises, or re-route them, or what? I aqssume cruise insurance is a MUST for planning a cruise this time of year?

213 Days 1 Hour until we hit the Caribbean on THE ALLURE OF THE SEAS!!!

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The cruise lines will just adjust the itinerary. The only time they will cancel or delay the cruise is if the hurricane will hit the departure port on the day of sailing.

BTW: It looks like you will be cruising at the end of March. This is before hurricane season and the chances of a hurricane forming that time of year are almost zero.

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How could they just "add days" to compensate? If it is a 7 day cruise, leaving every sunday and returning the next sunday, wouldnt adding days DELAY the next cruise?
They have added days. Example when Katrina hit New Orleans , some cruise lines relocated ship to other ports that required extra cruise days or shortened the cruise. If they had to miss a port ,they made that day a sea day.
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I realize that March is a "safe" time to cruise . . . cruised three times before in August and September and never had a problem though . . . was just wondering. Thanks to you all, think I have the "add a day at sea" down now lol
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Or they'll do what they did on Sunday if they are RCL - leave 145 on the dock and say "so sad - to bad." unlike CCL who took excellent care of their stranded passengers.
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Was talking to someone tonight who is involved in a shipping line, & most definitely the best place is out at sea not stuck in a port getting bashed about.
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"so sad - to bad."
For the record, it's "too bad, so sad." Just sayin. Notice it's TOO not TO
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For the record, it's "too bad, so sad." Just sayin. Notice it's TOO not TO

If you say so. And correcting someone's English or spelling is also not acceptable.
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