Taking a Cruise: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Awaits Passenger Processing of First Cruise Ship into NYC post Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane season can be a rather tricky time for summer travelers.  Kids are home from college, the younger kids are out of school, mom and dad are taking time off of work and the family wants to take a vacation.  Wait…what about hurricanes?  The official hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and extends until November 30, encompassing the entire summer season in the Caribbean. In 1998 the Phantom, a ship on the Windjammer cruise line lost its ship and all of the crew members after it sailed off into sea to avoid a hurricane. In trying to avoid the hurricane, they ran straight into the storm. Thankfully, the passengers had all been dropped off safely on the shore, but the captain and crew … Continued