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Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:53 PM
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Default Smooth Sailing in the Med?

We're booked on a Mediterraen cruise in Sept 06 on the Grand Princess sailing from Venice to Barcelona. It's very port intensive. My question is can I expect the "waters" to be on the rough or smooth side? Also, we have a balcony and I'm wondering if we'll be close enough to land to actually see anything. I hope to get my money's worth from the balcony.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: Smooth Sailing in the Med?

We used our balcony both times in med; just not as much as in Caribbean.

Last night out of Rome, we had 60kt winds with very high seas; ship almost had to postpone getting into port. Just because Med is a relatively small body of water, doesn't mean you can't get rough weather.

The cruise after ours did miss a port due to weather. These were first two weeks of October.

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:26 AM
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Default Re: Smooth Sailing in the Med?

The Med is notorious for being rough, especially around Gilbraltar. Last summer we had a mix of rough seas and calm. You'll be able to see land when it's important... during the day in port. At night you'll be traveling to the next port and there's nothing to see anyway. You'll enjoy that balcony... I promise. Glad to see you're going in Sept, too. We went in July... whew...never again because it was way too HOT.
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