Posted April 3rd, 2004, 07:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by arosenbe:
Cruised the fall three times without any problems. Also if there is a storm the ship diverts.
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Adventure of the Seas 14 November 2004
Radiance of the Seas 03/04
Navigator of the Seas 10/03
Carnival Pride 03/03
Norwegian Sun 10/02
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Carnival Destiny 03/01<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, ships do divert to miss the worst of the storm, but a major hurricane anywhere in the Caribbean is sort of like having a power mixer someplace in a bowl of cream.
Hurricanes can be very large storms producing rough seas, high winds and rain many miles away from the eye. The weather channel identifies the eye location as the location of the storm. Hurricane force winds reach out for miles in every direction. Beyond that there are gale force winds. Tornados are possible even beyond that.
The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. That is HALF of the year! Odds are on that you will have great weather, but hurricanes influence Caribbean weather every summer and early fall. I often take cruises during hurricane season for many reasons. Our encounter with Pauline (Pacific hurricane we went through on Ryndam) did not ruin our cruise. It was a great adventure.
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