I've done 7 cruises and all have been on Sept 17, or the second week of October( 1 cruise). I guess I do it because I've never had a hurricane problem during my cruises, well except last Sept (17) our Disney cruise sailed the western itenarary instead of eastern due to hurricane. But western was the better itenarary, or I should say the more expensive of the two itenararies but it was very nice. "Oh" and how can I forget cost!!!!! Next year I will have to start sailing in August because my son will be in second grade then and I don't want to take him out of school for a week like I did in Pre-k, K.G. and soon to be first grade.
Have a safe and fun cruise all.