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We are looking into an 8 night Southern Carribean Cruise from Florida in November and there are some concerns about the 2 sea days to get there and back.


Does anyone know if we should expect rough seas ? Is the ship moving quickly to get there in 2 days ? What was your experience?



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You can't play the weather game. Just know that if there is bad weather, you most likely will miss a port or two but will be safe. And that can happen anytime of year, but more common in the hurricane window.

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Until you actually reach the Caribbean, which is south of Puerto Rico, there is no telling what the seas will be like. Usually south of PR things are quieter, but I have been in some really rough seas in that area. I would not be surprised if you have some very rough seas even if there are no storms around. The north Atlantic has been known to be rough.

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We've done this sort of itinerary several times, and yes, they will be doing top speeds on the longer stretches to cover some of those distances. Often they will slow down during meal service (and the ice show, possibly). You may feel more motion on the first day out and the last day or so returning, particularly if you are exposed to the Atlantic side, as others have mentioned.

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