Hurricane Gustav impacts some cruise Itineraries. The NCL Spirit leaving out of NYC changed from a Bahamas cruise to a Bermuda cruise yeserday thanks to Gustav. That is the beauty of cruising during huricane season. The Ships can change destinations to avoid the storm as opposed to doing a land based vacation during huricance season. For land based vacations, when it comes to approaching hurricanes you are stuck or have to cut your vacation short and evacuate. Cruising during hurricane season can cause some undesired changes, such as a complete loss of a port day…but during Hurricance Season a low percentage of cruises actually get impacted majorly by a storm. Last year only two ships that I remember had to make changes to itineraries due to storms. The best part of cruising during hurricane season is the low prices!! Most agents cruise during hurricane season…we buy travel insurance and understand that we may need to be a little flexible…but it is definitely worth the reduced rates.
UPDATE: Just added Hurricane Tracking Page. This page will have be updated regularly with the impacts for all Cruise Lines ~