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View Poll Results: What month were you unable to dock at Castaway Cay due to weather or high winds?
January 47 22.60%
February 17 8.17%
March 35 16.83%
April 3 1.44%
May 4 1.92%
June 4 1.92%
July 3 1.44%
August 19 9.13%
September 17 8.17%
October 37 17.79%
November 18 8.65%
December 18 8.65%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 208. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:37 AM   #91
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I thought I'd weigh in -

Been on 7 cruises & have been to CC 9 times (2 were double dips to CC). Cruised in Jan, Feb, June x2, August, Oct & Dec. We have yet to miss CC. We came close once, but Capt John ended up getting us docked. We've had to leave early twice due to incoming storms (both time all aboard at 3:45 & departure at 4pm).

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #92
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On a 4 day sailing do they try to dock on the 'sea' day if they miss CC on scheduled day?

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We leave 2 weeks from tomorrow! I sure am hoping that the majority of those January misses are the beginning of January and not the end!I would hate to miss CC, but I understand it can happen. After six cruises with DCL and two of those double dips, I am 8 and 0 at CC! Meaning, I have never missed it and we have cruised Nov, Dec, Feb, and May! sure hoping this cruise doesn't dash those stats!

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hmm, wonder if it does make a difference. Can those who posted here as to missing CC in January, come back & state what week they sailed?

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If you look at the link below it is quite windy in the Winter months.

http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/...and_bahama.htm
perhaps my brain isn't working after a very long day but wind speed looks fairly consistent with January having 10 mph vs 12 in Feb, March & April

and wind probability for January is 32 vs 42, 45 & 42 for Feb, March & April.

the table seems to indicate that Feb, March & April would be worse than January

throw me a lifeline if i'm reading it wrong lol


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We had beautiful weather on CC this Jan 10th..but the ocean water was not warm enough for me to swim. Enjoyed the pools on board!
we've done Dec several times and were fine but wear rash guard shirts, that help to keep warm in water, and pray for a sunny day.

Trying to settle upon a week next January that will be best for GD's first cruise. Was going with one on 1/6 but it dawned on me we'll be running into NYE guests pre and marathoners afterwards at WDW.

MLK week is out, prices too high. Leaves me with 2nd or 4th week of the month, guess i'll flip a coin.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #93
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On a 4 day sailing do they try to dock on the 'sea' day if they miss CC on scheduled day?

OP here, We have had that happen to us, I can't remember if the Wonder or the Dream.

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hmm, wonder if it does make a difference. Can those who posted here as to missing CC in January, come back & state what week they sailed?

That would be an option that might be helpful

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perhaps my brain isn't working after a very long day but wind speed looks fairly consistent with January having 10 mph vs 12 in Feb, March & April

and wind probability for January is 32 vs 42, 45 & 42 for Feb, March & April.

the table seems to indicate that Feb, March & April would be worse than January

throw me a lifeline if i'm reading it wrong lol


I think I was looking at the poll and matching it with the Beaufort scale, which is wind intensity just above the sea and then interpolating what matched with the poll.

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we've done Dec several times and were fine but wear rash guard shirts, that help to keep warm in water, and pray for a sunny day.

Trying to settle upon a week next January that will be best for GD's first cruise. Was going with one on 1/6 but it dawned on me we'll be running into NYE guests pre and marathoners afterwards at WDW.

MLK week is out, prices too high. Leaves me with 2nd or 4th week of the month, guess i'll flip a coin.
When our kids were in elementary school we would take them out of school for those weeks, cheaper flights and cruises. Now that they're in High School it makes it more difficult so we bite the bullet and go on school vacations.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #94
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Have cruised 3 times in various parts of Feb and have made CC each time. Have actually had good weather each time and have been in the sea each time.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #95
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This May will be our 5th cruise and we have never once missed it. Super glad about it too! Its so pretty and would be a shame to!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #96
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This May will be our 5th cruise and we have never once missed it. Super glad about it too! Its so pretty and would be a shame to!
We missed Dec. 19th 2012, read my story on my profile!
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #97
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If you sailed on Mar 1st from Galveston on Magic, besure to get your 15 dollar port tax for each person in your party for the Castaway Cay missed port. Just email Disney Cruise Line at dcl.guest.communications@disneycruise dot com and state that you want this credited back to your account. Your welcome.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #98
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I picked March but I don't know if that was truly because of the weather. They said the currents were to strong to dock that day. It was also fairly cool and windy out so it might nor have been great beach weather anyway.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:48 PM   #99
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I picked March but I don't know if that was truly because of the weather. They said the currents were to strong to dock that day. It was also fairly cool and windy out so it might nor have been great beach weather anyway.
It doesn't take much wind to overwhelm the side thrusters on the ships because of the large surface area that acts like a giant sail.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:58 AM   #100
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We missed due to hurricane Irene. Even the cast members said that was worst storm they ever sailed through
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #101
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Thanks for the link that's oeedect

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:35 PM   #102
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OP of this poll here. This is basically a trending poll so that you can quickly look at the graph and tell approximately what month the odds are that you might miss CC.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #103
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Can you do a screen print of the results and post that image so those of us who have not missed CC can see what they are? We are 10 for 10 so far. IDK if you can add an option to the poll to include this.
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Month Missed Percentage

January 43 22.63%
February 16 8.42%
March 30 15.79%
April 3 1.58%
May 4 2.11%
June 4 2.11%
July 3 1.58%
August 18 9.47%
September 17 8.95%
October 35 18.42%
November 15 7.89%
December 16 8.42%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #105
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Looking for new numbers in the poll.
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