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Old 04-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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What month to go?

Our DD will be 3, so school isn't an issue yet. Would you go late April/early May (for DD's birthday) or in October (double dip)? I'm worried about weather, hurricanes, crowds, etc...

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Our DD will be 3, so school isn't an issue yet. Would you go late April/early May or in October? I'm worried about weather, hurricanes, etc...
We went this past January and we all enjoyed ourselves. The weather was GREAT (upper 70's) and the water was a little cool but our kids enjoyed playing in it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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If seeing the ship decorated for the holidays is important you could go the beginning of Dec. But if your only options are the dates you have listed I'd go end April/early May.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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I'd go either late April/early May or October, which ever is the cheapest. I wouldn't worry about hurricanes, the ship will alter it's course to sail around them or change the order of ports. Cruises being affected by hurricanes are relatively rare, though they make the news when it does happen. We have sailed and will continue to sail during hurricane season.
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I would go late April early May for the weather. It's a beautiful time of the year. I would save October for DisneyWorld and the Food and Wine Festival. ;P
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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I'd go either late April/early May or October, which ever is the cheapest. I wouldn't worry about hurricanes, the ship will alter it's course to sail around them or change the order of ports. Cruises being affected by hurricanes are relatively rare, though they make the news when it does happen. We have sailed and will continue to sail during hurricane season.
Agree 100% we sailed both in April/May & September/October and weather was never an issue. But hey, the weather is the weather, you just never know.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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Hands down, 3rd week of May. We have alternated between going over spring break (first week of April) and Memorial Day week (last week of May.) Hands down, I like going Memorial day week better. Incidentally, it's the last week before the huge price change for summer.

Since school isn't an issue, I would skip the crowds and do the week before Memorial Day, so it doesn't cover the holiday. You should see fewer kids there and have a bit more attention from the characters.

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Our DD will be 3, so school isn't an issue yet. Would you go late April/early May (for DD's birthday) or in October (double dip)? I'm worried about weather, hurricanes, crowds, etc...
I say October, especially for Castaway Cay. The water there has the whole summer to get nice and toasty warm. We cruised Oct 2011 and are cruising this and next Oct (2013 & 2014).

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