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This Week’s Feedback:
“We’d like to cruise before or after our June time share from Florida to LA or San Francisco (or reverse) via Panama Canal but the ships seem to disappear from May to September. Any ideas please? Many thanks.”
To everything, there is a season – including cruising. Our series of Cruise Basics articles suggest the best months to visit various destinations, and also give valuable insight into weather hiccups that might occur (cruise ships sail the Caribbean during hurricane season, for example, but storms can change itineraries or cause cancellations).
The Panama Canal season starts in October and runs through April. According to our Panama Cruise Basics article, the best time to go is after the rainy season ends in November. So your timing in June is a little bit off for this itinerary.
From Florida in June, your best bet is a Caribbean cruise. If you’ve visited the standard ports in Eastern and Western Caribbean, perhaps the Southern islands – Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao – might appeal. Our Find a Cruise tool might give you some ideas.
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