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Fog in Tampa?? Carnival Paradise in Oct


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I have read about fog in Tampa. Is this something year round or just during certain parts of the year?

 

I am on the Paradise in Oct, returning the 27th. Do I run the risk of fog?

 

Thanks!

 

Is this a real concern for you? Fog depends on the weather conditions and that changes all the time. We have fog here in Atlanta today. Pretty sure there is no way to predict fog for October.

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I've cruised out of Tampa, probably twenty times of more, and have NEVER been delayed, either coming, or going, for fog. (Probably just jinxed myself, as I board the beautiful "Paradise" tomorrow morning.) ;) As noted above, fog could happen at any time of the year. I wouldn't waste my time worrying about it.

 

"SKY"

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I think the most usual time for fog is Nov to Feb. We were delayed coming into the port a few times on December cruises.

 

I agree. Winter has a habit of causing fog in the bay. I have traveled in December and had no delay and also been delayed long enough that the Paradise dropped anchor in the gulf and opened the casino up again till 3:00 pm. All depends but yes it happens often.

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Thank you to those with information reguarding the months of fog typically.

 

My concern is flight reasons. If the ship would be delayed (or even a posibility) I would like to make plans ahead of time just in case. i would not want to have a flight at 12 and have the boat dock at 3 as others have said. The I would be in trouble since my flight would already have left.

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I've cruised out of Tampa, probably twenty times of more, and have NEVER been delayed, either coming, or going, for fog. (Probably just jinxed myself, as I board the beautiful "Paradise" tomorrow morning.) ;) As noted above, fog could happen at any time of the year. I wouldn't waste my time worrying about it.

 

"SKY"

 

More often in the winter months, We were on the Legend a year ago this past Feb and sat outside the harbor for 5 hours. Even then, as we proceeded in following a NCL ship it was very slow with the fog horn going off. Finally got off the ship at 4:30 pm. Op, fall should be OK.

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I'm from tampa and have done a few cruise from there. there was one in march that was held up due to fog. the boat couldn't pull in under the bridge we didn't get on till 11pm. missed a whole day but still made the best of it! enjoy i'm sure you will be fine!

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More often in the winter months, We were on the Legend a year ago this past Feb and sat outside the harbor for 5 hours. Even then, as we proceeded in following a NCL ship it was very slow with the fog horn going off. Finally got off the ship at 4:30 pm. Op, fall should be OK.

 

We were waiting for that NCL ship to dock so we could start our vacation. It was an awful long day of waiting. We were in the first group to board and I think we were eating in the MDR at 10 pm with luggage arriving by morning. We sailed the prior February and had no problems with fog.

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In answer to your question.

 

Fog happens in Tampa Bay, Fall to winter.

 

One of the FEW US ports that closes in fog.

 

I have lost almost a full day at the start of a cruise and was stuck in the Gulf for almost a day until the port opened.

 

Switched to Port Canaveral an all weather port!!!

 

New Tampa Port is being considered outside the bridge.

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