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Old April 14th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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We are going on the triumph to costa maya, cozumel and ocho rios on June 10, 2006 (me, dh, kids- 12,9,5) is a sweatshirt and or jacket really something we should take? i keep seeing post on taking one but I am not sure when they are cruising and I don't want to pack anything extra that we will not use ( 3 kids is enough to lug around haha ). thanks for any advice in advance
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There is about a 99.9% chance it will be HOT HOT HOT, however, you never know what the weather can do at sea, and you could run into a storm. Plus it can be a little cool and windy on deck at night when the ship is sailing. Also, sometimes the restaurants are cool, so it's nice to have a jacket or sweater. Don't know where you are sailing from or if you are flying in, but planes can be cool too. I understand not wanting to pack too much, but you might end up having to buy an expensive ship sweatshirt if you run into a storm
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is a sweatshirt and or jacket really something we should take?
The uniform of the day is shorts and a T-shirt. It is going to be hotter than a pistol.
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it will be hot during the day - t-shirts, shorts & bathing suits.
If you have a strapless or sleevless dress/gown its a good idea to pack a lightweight sweater, shawl or pasima- the dining rooms and show lounges can be cool at night, also for breezy nights up on deck.
A lightweight nylon jacket w/a cotton lining is a good idea- just in case- doesn't take up any room in a suitcase.
I think you can get away with not packing a sweatshirt for that time of year.
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The only time I can see you needing anything such as a sweatshirt or light jacket is at night as the dining rooms can be a lttle cool to some people. But, the weather outside during the day is going to be HOT HOT HOT! Like they said earlier the dress code of the day will be t-shirts and shorts. Have a great trip!!!
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Avg. temp in the Caribbean is in the 80s - no need to take anything heavy, maybe a light shawl or sweater if you're the type to get chilly in he dining room or (rarely) on deck in the evenings. I've never taken anything like that, and never felt cool.
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The only time its been cool to me,was on our last cruise, aboard the Conquest . The A/C unit in the cabin we had worked great Real Great The wife had to ask the room stewart to add another blanket.

Outside temps, you'll be looking at upper 80's to mid 90's probadly. Probadly bright sunny days too. Don't forget to bring the sunscreen.

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I found Carnivals ships to be Artic cold in the dinning rooms and lounges. I only weigh about 100 lbs so I can feel it. The AC I felt was way to high for ladies in cocktail dresses, even with a blazer or sweater I was frozen. Outside is usually hot and humid in ports. I like those dollar store rain ponchos in case you get hit with a shower. They are tiny and you can put them in your pocket. Just use once and toss. I used them in Costa Rica which felt like a steam bath. A regular windbreaker there would have been way too warm.
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I like those dollar store rain ponchos in case you get hit with a shower. They are tiny and you can put them in your pocket. Just use once and toss. .
I take those little folded up ponchos, too. I don't toss them, but fold them back up. Might just need them at the next port. Frequent but very short duration rainshowers in the tropics. (That's what keeps everything so lush, green, and beautiful.)
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Bring sweaters, long sleeved shirts, etc for the dining room and the theatre where the shows are held. They were both kept pretty cold. Why I don't know but the majority of people were cold. As for the outside temperature, it should be hot. We just got back last week and I was amazed how nice and warm it was outside our balcony at 1am. It should be hot for you during the day. Remember, 85 degrees there is a more intense 85 then you're used to at home because of the proximately to the equator. Bring plenty of sunscreen because you can burn very fast.
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We cruised twice to W.Carib in June and in March. Both times it was hi 80's to low 90's daytime and low80's at night. The coldest places are all on the ship! Lounges, show theatres, dining rm are cooler than usual because of all the human heat in those areas. If wearing clothes that are sleeveless, you might want to take a light sweater at most or opt for something with 3/4 or long sleeves, but on land......you can't get "naked enough" to keep cool or escape the humidity!
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Sweatshirt? In June? In Mexico?? I live in Florida and have never even worn a sweatshirt in the middle of the winter down here. My elderly mother-in-law brings a light sweater to throw over her shoulders in the evening in the lounges because they are usually kept a little colder because of the volume of people in those areas and a light weight waterproof nylon jacket (that folds up into a little ball) in case it's raining at one of the ports but to wear outside? No way, think tropical, sweat pouring down your face, shirt soaked with sweat, wet hair plastered to your head...even at night, warm, balmy breezes. Leave your sweatshirt and warm jackets at home. If anything, bring a light cotton jacket or sweater for inside the ship and a big smile to wear outside.
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We cruised twice to W.Carib in June and in March. Both times it was hi 80's to low 90's daytime and low80's at night. The coldest places are all on the ship! Lounges, show theatres, dining rm are cooler than usual because of all the human heat in those areas. If wearing clothes that are sleeveless, you might want to take a light sweater at most or opt for something with 3/4 or long sleeves, but on land......you can't get "naked enough" to keep cool or escape the humidity!
Same here and we cruised in November!
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Was on the Victory in April.
It was gorgeous weather but the carribean lounge was FREEZING!!
People actually wore their bathrobes to some of the shows because it was so cold.
Cruise director, Malcolm in the Middle, even joked about how cold it was.
So I suggest sweatshirts for the shows!
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