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We're thinking of sailing on Aug 14, 2010, what's the chances of a major hurricane?



We've sailed in Sept before thru Hurricane Frances, we survived but it wasn't fun :p


Wondering if we should consider July instead.




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The thing about hurricanes are you just never know when and where they are going to go. It seems to me that end of July - Mid October is the highest for active storms. You pretty much take a chance on going during hurricane season. That is why I say I'd rather pay the extra money going during non-hurricane season, or towards the later part of October into November.

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We generally cruise in August and I can tell you that 1) It is not cheaper than non-hurricane season; Summer is the most expensive season to cruise, followed by Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter; and 2) Bad weather can occur any time of the year. Look at what is happening in Alaska right now with the volcano, and just a week ago all the unexpected snow that Colorado received.


With that said, don't discount the possibility of a hurricane. The only time I was caught in a hurricane was when we were at a land resort in Cancun and Hurricane Dean blew through in 2007. I would much rather be on a cruise ship with the ability to maneuver on the seas rather than be sitting ducks on land. Plus w/cruising you have unlimited food & live entertainment.

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