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Old February 23rd, 2002, 01:25 PM
pamda pamda is offline
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Default Re: Cruising the Atlantic in March Help!

Hi, Martha ...

My sister-out-law and I did a crossing from New York to Barcelona last April. Funchal was one of our ports.

It was past chilly on the ocean and didn't get warming until we hit the Azores.

Our basic packing plan was khaki-type pants and shorts, polo-ish shirts and sweaters. We each also took what we call "wrinkle suits" ... the light flannel-lined pants and jackets.

We took light sweaters, cardigans ... so they could go on and off easily. Mine was a multi-colored Coogi; hers was black, and we traded off.

Take what you would normally take for evening.

Funchal is a very "walkable" city, no need to take the shore excursions so long as you're in good shape. Don't miss the "sled" ride down from the top of the mountain !!!

If I can answer any other questions, just ask.

pamda -- CM First-Time Cruisers Editor
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