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Old October 7th, 2004, 07:42 PM
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Hello. My wife and our two sons (16 and 11) are thinking of taking our first cruise, most like the 5-night cruise on Carnival's Inspiration out of Tampa, with stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We'd like to go over school break in mid-February, and hope some of you experienced cruisers can help us figure out the weather.

My wife wonders if it will be too chilly (and perhaps windy) on deck to sun by the pool and feel like we're getting a true break from the New England cold, and I'm wondering if the much-recommended Stingray City tour will have us shivering in the water.

Will it feel like "beach weather" in the Caribbean in February? Would we do better to wait until Spring Break in April?

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Old October 7th, 2004, 08:44 PM
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it wont be cold, i went on the same boat 2 yrs ago in feb.it was hot.hope u have fun itz a nice boat.eed ne othe help just come find me
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Old October 8th, 2004, 12:31 AM
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It will not be cold. It will not even be cool. It will be warm, possibly hot.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: too cold in February??

it might be chilly in Tampa but that's about it.-bring a light jacket or zip-front sweatshirt.
It will be warm, even hot. Great beach and sitting by the pool weather.
Don't worry about the water being chilly. Its not.
We are New Englander's also and the reason we cruise in the winter is to get away from the cold and snow and into the warmth and sunshine.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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Hi there!,

I really hope the weather is not going to be chilly!!!! I am booked on that ship over Feb School Vacation!!!

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Old October 9th, 2004, 01:53 PM
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I've seen averages listed for that time of year as mid-80's during the day and mid-70's at night. I hadn't thought about overcast days and wasn't planning to take anything warm, so I'm glad I saw this thread. We're going in early February.

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Old October 10th, 2004, 02:00 PM
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We have vacationed over mid-winter break the past 5 years, 3 on cruises and the weather is great, shorts and tanks every day. Most days are in the mid to upper 80s and the nights cool off to mid 70s. Best of all is the lower humitity.
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Chilly is not what you need to worry about. You better be sure you have plenty of sun screen. And if you have a bald spot on the top of the old noggin like me, you better have a hat.

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Old October 12th, 2004, 04:47 AM
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We cruise in Feb and March every year and have done the western caribbean and eastern caribbean. It is very nice there in February. We even were able to go in the water. It's in the 80's that time of year so it won't be cold.

Now if you have a balcony cabin and you are leaving Tampa it may be chilly til you get in the caribbean but once in grand caymen/cozumel it will be really nice!

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I'm going out of Long Beach California in March on the Pride. Will the days at sea be too cold to hit the pool? Does anyone know?
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for the help everyone. We booked! Although we ended up choosing the Carnival Sensation cruise out of New Orleans in order to piggy back a quick visit to the Big Easy.

Any other tips for a first-timer would be graciously appreciated.
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We go over New Years and Ive found that cloudy sea days can be chilly for us (were in SC, so you northerners (I was one once) will probably find it balmy). Otherwise, the ports are usually hot and humid, with an occasional shower/storm (these pass quickly). Keep in mind El Nino is in full swing now and it may mess up the weather a bit (theyre calling for a wetter and colder winter here).

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