It's possible to take a Caribbean cruise any time of the year. That includes during the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30. You might think it's best to cruise in another part of the world during those months. But it's not as clear-cut as that, and there are in fact some compelling reasons to cruise around the Caribbean islands during the summer and autumn. Weather outlook Hurricanes are statistically likeliest to hit the Caribbean between mid-August and mid-October, with September the peak for major storms – hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated a number of Caribbean islands in early and mid-September 2017. The chances of encountering, or having your travel plans disrupted by, a hurricane in June, July and November are far lower. However, throughout the summer and autumn the weather in the Caribbean is typically stickier and wetter than in the winter and spring months, though rain normally comes as short, heavy downpours rather than … [Read more...] about Is it wise to book a Caribbean cruise in hurricane season?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 36 Hours in St. Barts Advertisement Supported by This tiny Caribbean paradise has almost fully rebounded from a devastating hit by Hurricane Irma; for visitors that means endless beach-going, eating, drinking and shopping. ByZack O’Malley Greenburg March 14, 2019 Arriving in St. Barts can feel like a near-death experience: A pilot’s hand tugs an overhead lever and the puddle-jumper noses down sharply, the crest of a hillside dotted with red-roofed villas suddenly visible through the open cockpit door. Moments later, the plane sails just above the tourists perched on the ridge below, and then lands, with a thud, in paradise. The reward for this harrowing flight — usually from Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico or nearby St. Martin — is a craggy-but-lush oasis ringed by white sand and … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in St. Barts