Feedback Friday: Fair Weather?

December 6, 2013 | By | No Comments

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Every other Friday we will bring you a piece of reader feedback and our response. Have a question about cruising? Notice an error on our site? Want to just drop a comment for our consideration? Submit your own feedback by e-mailing, and maybe we’ll select your submission for our next Feedback Blog.
This Week’s Feedback:
“Is the weather warm and nice in February from Florida to the Bahamas? The cruises are so inexpensive at that time and was wondering if it’s because the weather is bad?”

Our Response:
There’s really no bad time to sail to the Bahamas. According to our Cruise Basics, temps rarely budge more than a few notches from 80 degrees, and the sun shines more than 300 days a year. The rainy season is May through October, but rain is generally fleeting. Hurricane season is the only time to be aware of particularly bad weather, but that picks up in August and ends in November. February is in the clear.
For high and low cruise seasons for common cruise destinations, you can always check out our Best Time to Cruise article. For weather profiles and average temperatures in specific destinations, you can also check out TripAdvisor. If you’re looking for real-time weather forecasts, there are a number of options all available by Googling your destination plus “weather”. is the the official site of the National Weather Service.
So why the low prices? We think the inexpensive cruises you’re seeing may not be a result of bad cruising conditions, but quite the opposite. February is a prime month to visit the Bahamas because, essentially, it’s still cold in much of the U.S. but it’s warm in the Caribbean! Low cruise fares may be a sign of competitive pricing.
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