Even though officially it is still hurricane season during those months, the norm is its pretty much over with. Last year was not the norm. We usually sail between late October and early December every year and have yet been re-routed due to hurricanes. In fact we were on a ship during both Katrina and Wilma last year. We never knew what was going on out there other than watching it on our TV's in the cabin. Ft. Lauderdale had been hit by Katrina the night before we got there last August and power was off almost city wide, but we stayed in a motel about 30 miles north of FLL and boarded the ship by 1:00 pm the next day. Beautiful weather, in fact while on Half Moon Cay I actually got quite sunburned and during that time Key West was getting bashed. So go have a great time and dont worry. The cruiselines always put your safety first.
There's absolutely no guarantee that any island in the Caribbean will not be involved in a hurricane during hurricane season. We've been on 16 cruises in the October-December time frame and last year was the first time we ever had any bad weather at all. There were 2 hurricanes brewing, we didn't miss any ports and didn't have any rough seas. Book what you want, the cruise lines will keep you out of harms way. Enjoy your cruise!
Smart butt answer- The safest place in the Carribean is "no where".
But honestly, it is still officially hurricane season until November, but your odds of a wind free vacation are better late in October. SonnyV claims Aruba, I have no reason to doubt him. But for cruising, hurricanes rarely cause the cruise to be cancelled, they may just go to different places to avoid the storm.
Hurricane season is officially June 1 through November 30. It starts slowing down the next 5 weeks. As Jim said there is no safe place, but this season does look good so far.
SonnyV said Aruba because is out of what is known as the hurricane belt. The tracks storms normally take. I am cruising in this time frame also. I use to cruise mid Sept. without problems on the cruise, but worried if something would pop up about my home. Got re-routed with Wilma last year late Oct and still was a wonderful cruise.
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