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Old July 18th, 2007, 02:33 PM
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I am considering a cruise to Hawaii from LA in February. How rough are the sea between California and Hawaii and what type of temperature/weather should I expect during the 4 days at sea between Calif and Hawaii?
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We have done a Hawaii cruise from San Diego and we're going again in April. We found it very windy on our balcony, but not particularly cold.
The ocean was fairly choppy but no one was sick.
I was told it is always that way because of the tradewinds.
We sail on HAL, and their pool has the retractable cover, so in bad weather, you can still be out there.
I am excited to do it again.
You will enjoy the sea days.
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ooops~~sorry--this catagory is cruisemates staff--
I am fairly new so sorry if I shouldn't have posted here.
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Sassy:

Feel free to answer. The staff doesn't have the answer to all the questions. We just don't want it to be a Chit Chat board or off topic.

THANK YOU for your input!

In regard to the question. I have only done the northern route to Vancouver, in the Spring, and found the seas relatively smooth but the temperatures were cool once we headed north.

Other reports I have had from other cruisers who have done this itinerary is that the seas can be rougher than the Caribbean but the temps are fairly mild.

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Thanks Sassy and Mike! Sassy, did you feel much motion on the ship? Hanging onto rails or were you able to walk without grabbing the walls?
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[Thanks Sassy and Mike! Sassy, did you feel much motion on the ship? Hanging onto rails or were you able to walk without grabbing the walls]

Oh no~~we were able to navigate everything just fine. Once in awhile we would bump the walls when we were walking the hall to our room, but those walkways are narrow.
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Our experience was similar. Calif to Hawaii had some chop but no big motion. We were warned that the return, which was to Vancouver could be really rough, but instead it was so smooth that it was eerie. The sea looked like a sheet of glass. So, you never know for sure with the ocean, but I would not expect any real problems. Keep in mind that all info is a matter of generalities. Any specific cruise may be different. We've seen much rougher weather in Caribbean and Mexican "riviera".
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We did the Summit from L.A. to Hawaii and back. It was the first 2 weeks in Feb. If we had rough seas, they were nothing out of the ordinary. I can't remember. It is on the cool side, the first and last couple of days. Die-hards try to sunbathe, but really it was too cool.
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Our experience was similar. Calif to Hawaii had some chop but no big motion. We were warned that the return, which was to Vancouver could be really rough, but instead it was so smooth that it was eerie. The sea looked like a sheet of glass. So, you never know for sure with the ocean, but I would not expect any real problems. Keep in mind that all info is a matter of generalities. Any specific cruise may be different. We've seen much rougher weather in Caribbean and Mexican "riviera".
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Yeah, you can never generalize how the ocean is going to be. I've been on cruises where we were warned that the ocean would be rough ... like on a TransAtlantic crossing on the QE2 from Southampton to New York ... and the sea was like glass. I was very disappointed. I was on a b2b to the Caribbean in August of 2004 ... on HAL ... where we were chased by two hurricanes. Again, seas were as smooth as glass. No motion of the ocean at all. Yet, another cruise I took, which one would have thought would be smooth as silk ... it was so choppy that the dining room looked like a vast wasteland most nights ... most people were too sick to eat. All the more service for me.

So, my advice would be not to even think about the ocean and how smooth or rough it will be. Remember that today's cruise ships ride pretty stable anyway ... so the motion will generally only get so bad in normal sea conditions. And, if you happen to encounter a storm or some other weather front that makes the ocean "act up," the captain does have some leeway to steer a course that will get you out of the worst of it.

If you are prone to seasickness, then prepare for that by bringing along some medicines or other remedies that are right for you. Your doctor can advise you and provide the necessary prescriptions. Just go on the cruise, with the attitude that you are going to have a good time, and the motion of the ocean won't even be a concern.

Blue skies and enjoy your cruise!

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