Poll: What month did you miss Castaway Cay due to the weather

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What month were you unable to dock at Castaway Cay due to weather or high winds?

  1. January

    56 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. February

    20 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. March

    43 vote(s)
    18.1%
  4. April

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  5. May

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  6. June

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. July

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. August

    19 vote(s)
    8.0%
  9. September

    19 vote(s)
    8.0%
  10. October

    38 vote(s)
    16.0%
  11. November

    20 vote(s)
    8.4%
  12. December

    21 vote(s)
    8.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. luvdamouse91

    luvdamouse91 DIS Veteran

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    It was our first cruise in early Jan 2000 - we were on the Wonder.

    We were so disappointed, we booked another cruise so we could get there :goodvibes. We have made it every time since then. :)
     
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  3. BigRed1

    BigRed1 If life gives you limes, make margaritas!

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    We have had 8 opportunities for Castaway Cay in 7 cruises since 2004, all in October. Only missed one time. We did a 4/3 night B2B first week this past October and missed CC on the 3 night. The Captain kept us in calm water that day, but it was a rough ride across the Florida Straits that night! pirate:
     
  4. tina4_98

    tina4_98 Mouseketeer

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    this is making me so sad to read becuase we are scheduled for first week of March 2013 and my girls are looking forward to CC!!!
    i know it's not garanteed to happen but seems to be the highest month so far!

    i really hope we get to go!!!!!
     
  5. insureman

    insureman DIS Veteran

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    Actually it seems to be trending toward January.
     
  6. insureman

    insureman DIS Veteran

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    Just to put you at ease. We have cruised 10 times mostly January and February and only had CC canceled once in February.
     
  7. herb102211

    herb102211 DIS Veteran

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    We didn't miss Castaway Cay last March, but I remember one of our servers saying that cruise before ours did, which would have been the 3/3-3/6 cruise.
     
  8. herb102211

    herb102211 DIS Veteran

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    We've sailed twice at the beginning of March and made it to CC both times.
     
  9. Dallas_Lady

    Dallas_Lady I only work for the vacation money

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    This is making me feel good about my June double dip cruise :) I was able to convince DH to spend the extra money for DCL by showing him CC footage.
     
  10. insureman

    insureman DIS Veteran

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    June seems like one of the better months to avoid a CC cancellation.
     
  11. momtoejanda

    momtoejanda DIS Veteran

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    I guess it really is hit or miss because we were on the 2/27-3/3 and we made it. I was windy enough though that our Stingray excursion was cancelled.
     
  12. beccawes7471

    beccawes7471 Mouseketeer

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    We missed January 2006, high winds, it was a big bummer, but we do realize that nature has a mind of her own.
     
  13. insureman

    insureman DIS Veteran

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    It does seem like January has more canceled CC stops than the other months.
     
  14. 31disney

    31disney Earning My Ears

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    Oh I hope I do make it to CC!!! We plan to stop there in 2 weeks! I will let you know what happens!
     
  15. insureman

    insureman DIS Veteran

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    Thanks, that would be great. We leave for the Western Magic cruise February 18th.
     
  16. MickeyD

    MickeyD Mouseketeer

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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! :goodvibes

    Lisa
     
  17. KarlaG4Kids

    KarlaG4Kids Love to travel, especially to Disney!

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    May 2011 we had perfect weather at CC, I'm hoping our May 2012 cruise will be just as wonderful!
     
  18. dlm1017

    dlm1017 Mouseketeer

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    October 5, 2011 so disappointed :sad2: one of the main reasons I booked the cruise was for castaway cay so I was completely bummed. We could see the island out our window, the captain tried several attempts to dock but it was too windy. We spent the day floating at sea.
     
  19. pershing

    pershing DIS Veteran

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    3rd week of January, Western Cruise 2006.

    We also couldn't dock at Grand Cayman! :(

    The captain tried for almost 2 hours to dock at CC. It was just too rough.

    The eastern US was getting a bad snowstorm at the time.
     
  20. com_op_2000

    com_op_2000 DVC Member since '93

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    You need to add an option to your poll. Never
    Been on 7 DCLs and never missed CC.
    One time in Sept did have to switch CC and Nassau days but did not miss the island.
     
  21. Fielhol

    Fielhol Mouseketeer

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    I leave at the end of January, and I really want to stop at CC, so I hope its a go for us! We had friends that missed CC, but it was due to a medical emergency?!?
     

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