Posted by: Bill MacBride | June 25, 2008

Cruising During Hurricane Season

Well, it’s that time of year again when we all start talking about hurricane season.  Will it be an uneventful season?  Will it be bad or calm?  Who knows? 


2005 was a devastating hurricane season while 2006 was mild with not a single hurricane striking the United States.  2007 was another mild hurricane season.


The thing with hurricane season is, you cannot stop your life for it.  As discount seekers know, some of the best cruise fares to the Caribbean can be found during hurricane season, especially during the peak period which runs from mid-July through early-October.  But do you take a gamble and plan a Caribbean cruise vacation during that time?  The answer is yes!  For starters, the chances of your particular voyage being affected by a hurricane are very slim, but it is a possibility, so you need to be prepared.


There is always the potential that your cruise itinerary may be impacted by a storm, but there is not much of a chance you’ll be put in harm’s way.  Today’s modern ships come equipped with state of the art satellite equipment to follow the paths of storms and head away from the storm track.  Your Western Caribbean cruise may turn into an Eastern Caribbean cruise or vise versa, but you’ll be safe and still having fun.


The most important precaution you can take when considering a cruise during hurricane season is to buy insurance, but make sure the policy covers disruption in case of weather related events.  Insurance is your protection so you don’t lose the money you invested in your cruise, and it is worth the nominal amount it costs.


There are still plenty of great cruises available for this Summer and Fall.  Contact Bill MacBride, your Cruise Specialist at 302-454-7804 or toll free at 800-636-7230, or visit my website for more information and to book your cruise.



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