Hurricane Vacationing 101:

What we have here is a failure to communicate. When exactly is hurricane season in the Caribbean?

The unreported story is that we are now considering the entire month of November as hurricane season. In the past, before Pat Robertson decided to change the world’s weather patterns, cruisers were told to avoid the last two weeks of August through the end of October. The lucrative Thanksgiving cruise week was always thought to be safely on the other side of the season. Now that has changed. As we’ve run out of names to call these things, we’ve also run out of ways to contain the season. The fact is that hurricane season now extends from the 15th or so of August through the first of December.

Cruisers looking for alternative fall sailings should consider Tahiti or the Mexican Riviera