Posted September 2nd, 2013, 04:40 PM
Haven't read the replies so hope I'm not duplicating. One thing you need to keep in mind with a Caribbean cruise in July is hurricane season. You'll be smack-dab in the middle of it. That can mean that the itinerary you think you're going to be going on will change very last minute. Also, you would need to be aware of what airport/port you fly into and out of. If it's a bad enough hurricane, you might not be able to fly out of the airport or not have a car if you're parked at a port.
That is not said to frighten you away from cruising the Caribbean -- I grew up in hurricane country and as frightening as they can be, the really big bad ones are not all that common. But it is something you need to take into consideration -- and you'd have to be flexible. The cruise line is going to change their itinerary to go around a storm so you might lose different ports, et cetera.
That being said if I had the opportunity to go to Alaska again, I'd go but it's very easy for me to get a Caribbean cruise at any time of the year I want so that's a little unfair for me to say
But that's also another consideration: You can only cruise Alaska at certain times during the year -- May through September, I think. So you could always do Alaska during hurricane season and the Caribbean outside of hurricane season.
November, 2010 - Splendour of the Seas (Greek Isles)
July, 2008 - Grandeur of the Seas (New England/Canada)
July, 2006 - Voyager of the Seas (Mediterranean)
July, 2005 - NCL - (Alaska)
March, 2001 - Princess (Caribbean)
Fall, 1994 - Royal Caribbean (Pacific)