Best time to go on
a Caribbean cruise

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Hurricane season


Costs plummet. Competition for airline seats dwindles to next to nothing. Nearly all the beaches and reefs are practically deserted.


Cruise ships

The vast majority have left for the Mediterranean and other good-weather locations. The few that sail in the Caribbean do it mainly at the beginning and end of the hurricane season - or stick to short cruises (such as to the Bahamas).

Stores, restaurants, and nightspots

The number of shuttered land establishments is at its maximum.


This period is called the hurricane season for good reason. And if you don't encounter a hurricane, you may not be as fortunate with tropical storms. Another drawback: The humidity is uncomfortably high.



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Best Caribbean cruise lines
22 cruise lines - Insights and links
Top 10 Caribbean islands
Best time to go
Top 10 shore excursion rankings
Itineraries - Routes &  maps
Itineraries - Issues
Pronounce island names - East
Pronounce island names - West
Packing tips
More cruise tips & insights
Caribbean cruise facts & tidbits


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