Aldrich - Answered a Question by Smith (12 Nov 08 09:40)

Of course they don't put their ships and their litigation-happy pasengers in any sort of danger or peril. They know days in advance which way the bad weather is going and avoid it. One of the perils of travelling in hurricane season. Be prepared to miss ports or to hae different ports substituted.

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Cooke - Answered a Question by Smith (12 Nov 08 09:18)

Rest assured that any ship will avoid bad weather if at all possible. If a change of course can miss the worst of a storm then that's what happens. We have even changed course crossing the channel to avoid the weather. Of course some times storms cannot be avoided so take the tablets with you!

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Bradley - Answered a Question by Smith (12 Nov 08 10:14)

When hurricane Paloma hit the Cayman Islands last weeks ships simply diverted to other ports such as Cozumel or Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos islands (as reported on another website). As Aldrich states, if you travel during the hurricane season you have to be prepared for changes to the itinerary.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Smith (12 Nov 08 11:07)

We did have a similar problem a few years back the ship arrived into St.Maartens which was in total darkness took on supplies and headed further west into the Caribbean to miss the storm got a bit choppy and some heavy rain for about 6 hours after that the sunshine and later in the day the swell began to settle and the following day it was back to being like a mill pond. We did however miss the stop at St.Maartens but on the way back we did make a stop at St.Maartens but this is not always possible depending on the ships itenary and the extent of the storm relevant to any other islands being an option.

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king - Answered a Question by Smith (12 Nov 08 13:54)

I cruised on explorer of the seas last October/November. Unfortunatly Huricane Noel wanted to go all the same places we did, so we missed Haiti and spent the a very wet and windy day at sea and also missed dominican republic, but went to St Maartin instead, which was great. Being close to the huricane was very frightening, 15 - 20 ft waves and 80 mph winds but we were always kept up to date with what was happening, weather wise and I am sure our safety was never comprimised.

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smith - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Nov 08 08:13)

Thank you all for your comments but I havnt got a problem with not going to places I probably didint make myself clear I just wondered if the ship would be diverted Thanks once again.

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