Hurricane season has officially started, so is it the end of cruise season? Of course it’s not! You can get great deals on cruises right now.
Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, with the peak falling between mid-August and late October.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this is expected to be a “near-normal” season with 9 to 14 named storms—three of which could be major hurricanes.
This is generally cheapest time of year for cruises in the Caribbean and the west coast of Mexico.
Now, the good news about cruises versus a resort on land is that ships can move away from the storms.
But that means you might end up at alternate ports, or stay on the cruise longer than you intended.
And believe it or not, the cruise lines have absolutely no obligation to reimburse you for missed ports.
So buy travel insurance, but not from the cruise line itself. Because if they stop operating, you may be out of luck.
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