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

    54 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. February

    18 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. March

    42 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)
    8.2%
  9. September

    19 vote(s)
    8.2%
  10. October

    38 vote(s)
    16.4%
  11. November

    20 vote(s)
    8.6%
  12. December

    21 vote(s)
    9.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    3 cruises, 3 visits to CC

    two were in july - no problem
    one at the end of october (i think oct 23) and we were very lucky...
    we made it into CC and had a gorgeous day
    the cruise after ours didn't get too CC and didn't get to nassau...
    it was a crusie to nowhere - basically a cruise that was constantly on the run from hurricane sandy..

    but our cruise made it into CC and it was wonderful :)
     
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  3. FJS961

    FJS961 DIS Veteran

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    We have been lucky.


    6 cruises and 8 stops at Castaway Cay (two double dips) We have sailed in April (1),May(1), July(1), August (2) and October(1)
     
  4. lodge

    lodge DIS Veteran

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    hard to tell from the poll... it's dependent upon cruisers who missed being on the DIS boards.
     
  5. meajuly5

    meajuly5 DIS Veteran

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    We had much better weather on our jan cc day than in july
     
  6. Traveler4Life

    Traveler4Life Earning My Ears

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    So what do they do if you can't dock? Just sail at sea that day?
     
  7. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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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!
     
  8. Dani85Bri06

    Dani85Bri06 Earning My Ears

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    We made it to CC twice on our DD in January 2012!!
     
  9. Husurdady

    Husurdady DIS Veteran

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    Out of 10 cruises since 2004 we missed CC twice....in Sept. 2010 for two days could not dock at CC on the Wonder. In April 2012 on the Magic, weather was so cool and rainee, we did not even leave the ship along with 99 % of the other crusers. That 1 % went out there on the beach....I guess to say they where there.
     
  10. Castaway April

    Castaway April Mouseketeer

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    We missed in October due to Hurricane Sandy and made it in January and had PERFECT weather!
     
  11. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    :sad1: Our cruise is in January. What did you do instead of CC?
     
  12. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

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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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  13. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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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?

    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?;)

    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:confused3

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


    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.:goodvibes 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.
     
  14. insureman

    insureman Disney Cruise Crazy or so my family tells me!

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


    That would be an option that might be helpful



    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.

    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.
     
  15. Scillycruisers

    Scillycruisers Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  16. kitkat2704

    kitkat2704 Earning My Ears

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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!
     
  17. Cond1108

    Cond1108 Earning My Ears

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    We missed Dec. 19th 2012, read my story on my profile!
     
  18. InformationGal

    InformationGal Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  19. jjje

    jjje One time I saw a guy wear cut-off jean shorts to d

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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.
     
  20. insureman

    insureman Disney Cruise Crazy or so my family tells me!

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    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.
     
  21. Loveofpm

    Loveofpm Earning My Ears

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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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