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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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My favorite thing ever....getting on a ship wearing a coat and freezing, but getting up wearing shorts and a bathing suit. Amazing!

Not to mention not sweating and miserable in ports of call! We never saw an 85 degree day, even in Cozumel!
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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:35 PM
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For those who have no travel issues, like yourself, I totally agree. I am going on the bloggers cruise in Feb, and already I am quaking in my boots..I am not a good flyer anyway, and I have flown in January..but when I just think, February..oy!

I selected the flight to New Orleans, that hugged the coast as long as possible before it turned inland.....The thought of me flying into the midwest, to then go south, was not an option in my mind..Once there I am fine, but towards the end of the cruise, the mind goes to flying home, and thinking about the possibility of a blizzard....another oy...

Maybe I should move:) but I have to say, when I fly...I dress for where I am going..the jacket will be packed, or in the car of whomever picks us up.brrrr
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Old August 26th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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My favorite thing ever....getting on a ship wearing a coat and freezing, but getting up wearing shorts and a bathing suit. Amazing!

Not to mention not sweating and miserable in ports of call! We never saw an 85 degree day, even in Cozumel!
Well I guess I'm getting ready to find out. My 1st family cruise on Carnival- Holiday 12/20/08 five day cruise. To Progreso & Cozumel. We can't wait to be on the beach while everyone back home will be in the Christmas rush, freezings their butts off.
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I agree!!! We have vacationed in December for the past 9 years and I love it! We started off spending a week in Puerto Vallarta, then a few years later we went to Montego Bay Jamaica for 2 years in a row and then we started cruising in 06 and have done it ever since. We are in Chicago so we do leave cold and sometimes snowy weather and I love coming home with a nice suntan for Christmas!!! It seems to aggrevate our youngest daughter the most... but we do look the best in pictures!
That too is the reason we leave a day earlier than the cruise, just so we do not get delayed because of the weather.

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I cannot disagree with that!
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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I am so GLAD to hear this . This Dec will be our first winter cruise we will be on the Fantasy.
To top off being able to get away from the cold for a week we saved alot of money booking a cruise in Dec.
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Yes, I agree throwing the heavy winter coat aside for a tank top and shorts all day (even at 11pm at night) is a wonderful thing. We went in February and the week before we left the temp dipped to -38 to -39C. Yes, it was cold and I was wearing two layers and still freezing...We left wearing light summer jackets and it was a wee nippy (a balmy -25C) and got ot Galveston and got the capri's on, but it was a wee chilly so we needed jackets, but not embarkation day--sunny and warm!!!
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After 28 years of working around a traditional school schedule, I am looking ahead to the days when I am retired and we can do a winter cruise. Luckily the weather in western Colorado isn't as frigid as it was in Minnesota where I grew up.

Enjoy your winter tan.

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Absolutely positively ! It has been one of the joys of my life over the past many years to leave on a day when the wind chill is in the minus numbers and the wind is whipping off the North Atlantic to get out of a plane in South Florida among the palm trees and head for the ship to head further south. The time factor is one of the reasons I cannot bring myself to take a cruise out of the metro NY area in the winter. I don't want to waste two days each way in the fridge !
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The last winter cruise for us was last Thanksgiving of 2007 and every port was shorts and t-shirts. It was great.
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I couldn't agree more. That is why most of my cruises are in rthe winter... and I live in the south!!!!!
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I live in CT and would not cruise out of NYC in the winter. Too cold to be on deck. Bob
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Flying home from a Christmas cruise I couldn't figure out what that white stuff on the ground was - oh yeah snow.
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I lived in NH for many years and flew from Boston to my cruise many times. It was always the best feeling to get off a plane in warm sunny Florida. Going home was always difficult though. I hate the cold. Finally I moved to lorida and I still love leaving for a winter cruise from here. Leaving the ship to return home is always difficult but now I do not have to go back to the cold.

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FOR Sure.... I love cruising in Feb. It gets you all primed for spring..
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