Archive for May, 2010
Shore excursions can be one of the best parts of any cruise, as they give you the opportunity to have fun on shore and learn about your ports of call. Cost can certainly be a factor when choosing shore excursions, and many cruise lines offer a wide selection with costs that run the scale from minimal to extravagant. On the extravagant end of the scale, you’ll find some truly unique experiences that will provide you with plenty of dinner table conversation during and after your cruise.
Here are some tips to help you if you are considering cruising through hurricane season. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30 – but, that’s no reason to avoid cruising the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera or Hawaii during those six months. The chances that a hurricane will affect your cruise are small. An average hurricane season brings about eight to 11 tropical storms; of these, an average of five to seven develop into hurricanes. And, while hurricane season is officially six months long, activity usually peaks in August and September.