Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 49
Default weather at sea

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.

Thanks again!
__________________
Thanks!
Cassi
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 02:25 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,674
Default

What port are you embarking at? What ports will you be visiting while onboard? There are differing places that the ships go to... Alaska, Bahamas, Caribbean. All diferent types of weather.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 05:41 PM
skymaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,883
Default

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.

Ken
"SkyMaster"
__________________
Marine, Pilot, Singer, Tuba Player, Carnival "Diamond"!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 07:26 PM
misguidedangel's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,670
Send a message via ICQ to misguidedangel
Default

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!
__________________




1991 Holiday
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
2011 Glory

I gotta go where it's warm.....

Over 40 victim of fate.....
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Sorry, I forgot to say that we're sailing from Miami to Roatan, Belize, Cozumel and Grand Stirrup Cay.
__________________
Thanks!
Cassi
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 285
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cazz
Sorry, I forgot to say that we're sailing from Miami to Roatan, Belize, Cozumel and Grand Stirrup Cay.
When?

Since you are traveling the Caribbean, nights shouldn't get much into the 60's, but the ship can have the AC on high.
__________________
07/99 Smokefree Paradise
03/02 Smokefree Paradise
10/02 Smokefree Paradise
05/03 Smokefree Paradise
08/04 Smokefree Paradise (8 days due to Francis)
01/07 Carnival Liberty
11/07 Carnival Freedom Transatlantic
05/08 Carnival Liberty
12/09 Carnival Pride
06/10 Carnival Glory
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 24th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 49
Default

ok. Noted. I'll definitely bring a jacket or two.

Thanks so much everybody!
__________________
Thanks!
Cassi
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 26th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Staten Island NY
Posts: 536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
What port are you embarking at? What ports will you be visiting while onboard? There are differing places that the ships go to... Alaska, Bahamas, Caribbean. All diferent types of weather.
You might need a raincoat too as it does sometimes shower but not for long
__________________
Joe
Imagination 1996
Sensation 1997
RCI Monarch of The Seas 1998
Ecstasy 2000
Carnival Miracle 9/24/07
Upcoming Fascination 11/5/09
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old December 26th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Thanks. Totally wouldn't have thought of that!
__________________
Thanks!
Cassi
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old December 27th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,059
Send a message via AIM to Cassandra
Default

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.
__________________


Serenade of the Seas - '05
Sovereign of the Seas - '07
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Thanks guys! I'll opt for more clothes rather than less. I get cold way too easily!
__________________
Thanks!
Cassi
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 8th, 2008, 06:47 PM
sistagoldenhair's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 397
Default

The a/c on the ship can be chilly - especially if you have sleeveless dresses at night. Also, if you cruise from TX or NO, the first and last nights on deck can be quite windy and chilly.
__________________
CARNIVAL DESTINY 9-1-2011
GRAND PRINCESS 1-21-2012
CARNIVAL GLORY 6-10-2012
CARNIVAL BREEZE 1-13-2013
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 8th, 2008, 07:01 PM
richstacy's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Denver Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,413
Default

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.
__________________
RichStacy
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.

Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
Golden Princess
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
carnival, cruise, marine, sea, weather

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weather at Sea pooh219 South Pacific - Hawaii 0 December 22nd, 2007 07:28 AM
Weather conditions at Sea...is it H O T ??? toddp Carnival Cruise Lines 4 July 19th, 2006 01:55 PM
Worst Weather at Sea Experience Story Cassandra Royal Caribbean International 8 April 19th, 2006 11:50 AM
weather at sea in Feb? IMNiles Mexico 5 January 25th, 2005 03:19 PM
Weather + Sea in January Dani Carnival Cruise Lines 7 April 15th, 2004 08:23 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:54 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1