I haven't cruised to Hawaii, but I was in Maui in September when Hurricane Inikki hit the Hawaiian Islands. Hurricane season is September, October. I doubt it will be a problem, but it is food for thought.
Originally posted by cruisindebi:
Has anyone cruised to Hawaii in October, if so how was the weather? Would September be better? Getting ready to book
I live in Hawaii. Our weather in Sept. is warm, generally pleasant, as is October, although there's a slightly higher chance of rain in Oct.
Hurricanes - in the immortal words of My Fair Lady - hardly ever happen - the last one was Iniki. We get some 'near misses' and a hit about once every 10 to 15 years on average.
September is the month of the Aloha Festivals - lots of free entertainment and parades and things going on along with some interesting cultural celebrations.
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I just happen to be at the right place at the right time! We got to experience hurricane Iniki when she hit Hawaii in 1992 and I was living in San Francisco, just getting on a cable car, when the earthquake hit San Francisco in 1991. Still, they were both experiences of a lifetime.
Cruisindebi, you will have a great time in Hawaii no matter what.
I knew that would be coming up sooner or later. What can I say, I like action! I will keep you apprised of all of my travel plans. At least my recent cruise to Alaska was uneventful, unless you want to count the 4 medical emergencies that happened on the ship. Is it me, or just coincidence?
Yeah, the first one was on the first night during our dinner; the second one was the ambulance taking someone off in Ketchikan; the third one was stopping the ship for an hour after Tracy Arm Fjord to allow a pilot boat to take a passenger to the nearest hospital. Actually, the fourth one was just the scare of a man overboard. I think he just drank too much the night before and couldn't find his way back to his room (he was 19).