Hey Jess, I have cruised through many hurricanes and I never had a problem. Those were the good old days when I thought it was normal for the ships to rock and roll. I would walk around like if I was drunk.
BUT.... Most ships today have learned to avoid hurricanes. If a hurricane is getting near by the ship they will take the ship to a safer area of the ocean. They are not willing to risk damage to their multi-million dollar ships by going through a hurricane anymore in this year.
Last year the Carnival Pride ship went north instead of south to avoid a major hurricane. I wish I had been on that cruise... it would have been fun.
It does state in all the cruise-line rules that if a ship has to miss a port because of bad weather... they have the option to by-pass that port. Plus, they will refund your port fees that you paid.
There is no way that foul weather will mess up your cruise unless you have a shittttyy atitude and want things to go perfect. We do not live in a perfect world eventhough most of the time things are great in our lives.
Hey Jess, I think you are just afraid of the unknown... but if you let fear take a hold on you.....maybe you will never accomplish much in life because of your own fears that are unfounded.
It is normal to be afraid of new experiences. I also get afraid of new experiences but if I don't try it I will never know what I have missed.
I was also afraid when I went on my first cruise. But then I found out what a wonderful experience it was for me and I fell in love with cruising.
You may find out you really don't like cruising but at least you gave it a try. Or.... you may have the best time of your life!!!