We’re at the peak of hurricane season. If you’re schedule to be cruising in hurricane season, there are things you need to be aware of.
Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, but the weather is usually most volatile between now and late October.
If there is bad weather ahead, it’s up to the captain whether or not to sail to the ports listed on your itinerary.
If your ship has to be rerouted to a different port, or remain at sea, the cruise line is under no obligation to give you a refund or credit.
There’s a lower risk of your cruise being affected in the southern Caribbean, to islands like Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. But still, no guarantees.
The good news? Caribbean and Mexico cruises tend to be more affordable this time of year, so you can take those savings and put it toward travel insurance.
Just always make sure to purchase comprehensive insurance from a third party. Insurance sold by the cruises isn’t always in your best interest, and may not cover you from door-to-door if something goes wrong.