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Hurricane season for the Southern Caribbean?

Old Jul 8th, 2003, 03:35 PM
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Hurricane season for the Southern Caribbean?

I am planing on taking a cruise on the Carnival Destiny late September or late October.
The cruise starts in San Juan (Puerto Rico), and then go to St. Thomas/St. John, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, and then returns to San Juan.
What is the risk factor in terms of hurricanes for taking this cruise late September or late October?
Between these 2 dates, which one would be best?
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 05:17 PM
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Sept is peak hurricane season. Late Oct would be better for your cruise, but there is always a chance one could hit that area.
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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 07:04 AM
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Actually, one of the advertised advantages of a deep southern caribbean cruise is some of the islands are south of the hurricane belt. Aruba is for sure, and I think Barbados and Martinique are as well. St. Thomas/St. John and Puerto Rico are all in the hurrican belt. Also keep in mind that with modern technology, todays cruise ships can identify where hurricanes are and where they are going and go someplace else. You may miss a scheduled port, but they'll take you someplace just as nice.

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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 05:33 PM
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The biggest fear would be a hurricane hitting the port you were leaving from the day you were scheduled to leave.

Chances of this happening are slim, but still a remote possibility.

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Hi!

I wouldn't worry about hurricanes and a Southern Caribbean cruise. One of the best places to be is on a ship that can move out of the way! The cruise lines usually alter the cruise itinerary to avoid the storms and keep its guests and crew safe. It is actually almost unheard of for a cruise to be cancelled because of a hurricane! It is a great time to get some outstanding prices on cruises. I really wouldn't worry about it. Have fun!

Have a great day!
Julia Elzie
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There isn't enough time in the day for me to respond to Julia's advertising. Come on Fodors, get off your a** and do something about this. Danny, where are you when we need you?

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