Pros & Cons
Let's assume that you have decided to go ahead with a vacation in a tropical region that has the potential for tropical storms and hurricanes. Knowing differences between the two major categories of vacations can help you select the right vacation for you.
We are making the assumption that you have planned your vacation in advance. This means that you aren't selecting your destination with prior knowledge of the current weather forecast. Tropical storms often form quickly with little or no warning and can often change course.
Some of the major differences:
Land - Resort
|Sea - Cruise||
Each of you will look at the table above and draw your own conclusions. One thing we want to point out is that your plans should be flexible if you are traveling during hurricane season. If you desire to get away to some tropical destination and aren't set on a particular port, a cruise could be the perfect choice. For example: it is highly probable that an East Caribbean vacation could instantly become a Western Caribbean cruise if a tropical storm warning is posted for the other region.
In the Atlantic this season, there have been six named storms to date. Of those, only two of them impacted cruises at all. The most recent storm, Ernesto, was the most disruptive impacting several ships in the region. In all those cases, there were changes to destination ports and the cruise continued providing a tropical vacation. Resorts in the area, were drenched by heavy rains.
To be Continued ...
In our next installment, we'll look at preparation and tell you how to take steps to protect your investment in a vacation. Preparing for Vacation During Hurricane Season