It never fails. Within hours of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane forecast for the year, emails start arriving in my inbox faster than most of the forecasted hurricanes. Almost all of them ask the same two questions:
(1) Should I book a cruise during this period?
(2) I am booked for this period…will I be safe?
My answer is yes to both.
Hurricanes in this modern age of cruising are more a pain in the neck to cruise lines than they are a danger. Sure, from time to time you may have to stay at sea until the storm passes and you may miss a port, but overall cruising in hurricane season, which runs from now to the end of November, is almost as safe as cruising in non-hurricane season.