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Old 11-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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I have a 4 night Bahamas cruise on the Dream booked for 7/28/13. My daughter has a wedding to attend and I have to change dates. I can either book earlier in July or in August. There are some dates in August that are cheaper. I know I can't know what the weather is going to be on any date but am I running a greater hurricane risk in Aug then July? Thanks
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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I guess it would be hard to tell, there have been storms in May and October too. It is Mother nature and she will do what she does when she likes- unfortunately. Too bad we can't be sure ,it would be nice to have a special vacation window with no bad weather.

I have my fingers crossed as well. I guess you could look up on Accuweather and check the statistics for the time of year but still a gamble I guess


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Old 11-21-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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You take a risk by sailing in hurricane season. We can analyze all day but that's what it comes down to. We had a fun encounter with Sandy on the Fantasy this year, very late in the season.

Just be prepared. Be flexible. Have fun anyway. We did.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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As someone who has lived in Florida since the early 1970's, I would say that the most active times of hurricane season in recent years have been August-October. Certainly a hurricane can come even outside of hurricane season, but in the last few decades early July has been much less likely to see activity than August. That said, you never know! If it was me and I was concerned about hurricanes I'd go with the early July date, or even earlier (June) if you are able. But just be aware that storms can still happen then. Make sure to get insurance for your own peace of mind.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks all! I have to look at dates and make a decision.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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As someone who has lived in Florida since the early 1970's, I would say that the most active times of hurricane season in recent years have been August-October. Certainly a hurricane can come even outside of hurricane season, but in the last few decades early July has been much less likely to see activity than August. That said, you never know! If it was me and I was concerned about hurricanes I'd go with the early July date, or even earlier (June) if you are able. But just be aware that storms can still happen then. Make sure to get insurance for your own peace of mind.
In my experience (I am from the caribbean and have family there still), the biggest hurricanes have hit in August and September. Not all, but I think those are usually the worst months to go to the caribbean. I have also resovled not to go after July unless for a family funeral, as it was almost impossible to find mangos in mid-august... I personally wouldn't cruise during hurricane season, but there ARE deals to be had if you are willing to. September seems like a particularly cheap month to cruise in general. if I had to pick between july and august, i would hands down pick july.

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