I'm not only unfamiliar with cruising, but also with the ocean....Major Midwesterner Does it get pretty chilly on board the ship, especially in the evening? I don't plan on spending much time in our cabin! I'm pretty cold-blooded and I need to know what kind of clothes to pack.
Sometimes the ship itself if quite cool,,so if I were you, I'd pack a sweater! Our recent cruise aboard "Legend" found the ship to be very cool,,,especially at night. I don't think you'll find the ports and outside weather to be particularly cool, but the ship may be.
My last cruise in September the weather was blistering hot. I come from Western Canada and humidity is low, so going to a high humidity was not good, but I still had an awesome time!
The ships are kept cold, and in some cases walk-in freezer cold as in the Triumph in September. The weather at night was hot outside and cold inside because someone thought they should crank the AC. I spent two hours in the main show loung in a tank top and shorts and after two hours I felt like I was a ice cube!!!!!!
I hope the ship's AC isn't so high in February!
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Also depends on how fast you acclimate to the region. While the above poster in Canada was freezing, someone maybe from the southern states in the South would not have been freezing.
During the warm season, your blood thins out. In the winter, your blood thickens to keep warm.
We had that on our cruise, here in CT in April, its still rather cold as we start swinging into spring. We go to the Caribbean where it was in the 80's & we were sweltering. It wasn't humid down there, we just weren't prepared for the climate shift.
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Cassi, you're not going to be cold unless the air conditioning makes you that way. You'll find it hot during the day and very pleasant at night. But a light jacket or sweater in the evening, even in the tropics, is not a bad idea if you tend to get cold easily. My guess is you'll be quite warm and toasty. Don't forget to take plenty of very warm weather clothing as well or you are liable to be uncomfortable!
Remember also that as far north as Miami it can get pretty chilly on occasion in the winter.
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