Posted March 14th, 2017, 07:48 PM
I haven't had a cruise where we haven't had a ton of rain! In fact our last was Bermuda last June, when the Hurricane turned around and came to Bermuda as a tropical storm. It rained 5 out of 7 days for that cruise. My DH was miserable about it, on the other hand, I just don't care one bit about things I can't change
Even in the "colder" months the rains can be a blessing! It rained on our hike to Cave Tubing in Belize, it was a blessing it did IMO!
Like was mentioned you need to take into account that rain happens a lot in these areas. Even not as "tropical" but if you look at a Disney trip in the Spring/Summer there will be rain forecast every day. It will be a quick shower and over with. If it rains longer/harder just chill out and enjoy not being at home.
Excursions are a TOTALLY different ball game though. They aren't just affected by what you "see" as the weather. A good example is on a multi-gen cruise my mother's parasailing was canceled, it was a little to windy higher up, weather in general was amazing that day. She also had the same excursion to Antarctica canceled not once, but twice on 2 different cruises. Neither because of the current weather, but because the forecast suggested it might be harder getting back in 6 hours. If they are canceled it is probably because of a really good safety issue and even if everything looks OK, they are willing to loose money to keep you safe.
If the weather IS really bad but you are at port they won't stop you from getting off the ship, but please please plan on being back at least 2 hours before the last call for on board. Weather doesn't just affect getting to the port but also leaving. Better safe than sorry!