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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Default Chilly on board and at sea?

I am so cold-natured, and I'm wondering if you lady cruisers found the A/C on the carnival lines or the at-sea breezes cool enough to need some kind of wrap. If so, what do you take?

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I don't know how true this is, but I have heard that the dining rooms can get chilly. It is only hearsay but I don't think it would hurt for you to pack some sort of a wrap just in case, and after all, it won't take up that much room.
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Brad is right on this. I am anti-cold or even chilly. So, I always have a light wrap packed away. I rarely need it on board since I stopped wearing sleeveless, halter style dressy dresses. But, still better to have it than not.
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Even though I live in Buffalo, I hate cold weather, cannot stand to be chilled and yes, it can be chilly on the ship. I did find the dining room chilly. I'd rather bring a light sweater to dinner though than sweat while trying to enjoy the yummy meal. So just bring a light sweater or wrap.


I honestly don't recall feeling terribly cold on deck at night though; only in the air conditioning.

Of course, maybe being in the sun all day makes me more prone to being chilled.
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I too am a 'hot-house type', and tend to be chilly. I agree with all to bring either a light sweater or wrap. Also, I found it quite windy at times on deck, which gives you the perfect excuse for using any pretty scarves you might want to bring.
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Us men who tend to get cold easily don't get off easily either, only difference is we don't have as many options to accessorize.
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The dining rooms on some ships do indeed get a bit chilly at times. I guess they try to make it comfortable for the staff who is bustling around, and the guests dressed formally, in coat and tie, etc. I'd recommend taking a light wrap, or sweater that you can put on during those "cool" times when you're not formally dressed in the dining room.

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I find that several areas on the ship are chilly. For dinner take a shawl or nice pretty jacket that will go with your outfit. I especially do not like to be cold when I'm eating. And for walking about take a regular sweater.
I also take some nice looking lower heel shoes for later running around on the ship and my feet start hurting. I can only handle high heels for a short period.
We have been known to change into pants and sweaters to go to the casino after all the formal stuff is over. Nobody cares.
I will not be cold to be fashionable. The goosebumps would always give me away.
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To me, fashion is all there is, and that is worth any discomfort for men and women.
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Do you think it is any easier for men and suits? Suits tend to get overly hot. I am just saying you can maintain fashion in any situation is all. Maybe I made my point to an extreme but still.
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I find that several areas on the ship are chilly. For dinner take a shawl or nice pretty jacket that will go with your outfit. I especially do not like to be cold when I'm eating. And for walking about take a regular sweater.
I also take some nice looking lower heel shoes for later running around on the ship and my feet start hurting. I can only handle high heels for a short period.
We have been known to change into pants and sweaters to go to the casino after all the formal stuff is over. Nobody cares.
I will not be cold to be fashionable. The goosebumps would always give me away.
I'm with you, badknees.....life, when I'm cold, is NOT worth living....much better to be warm than fashionable.....at my present age. But, I do remember feeling differently when I was younger. Thank goodness I'm not younger any more!
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I personally stay fashionable and comfortable. The local fashion guru if you will. But like I say, fashion and comfort can go hand in hand, but when they don't I personally go for fashion so I do not mess up my public image(yes, I am one of those).
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My DW always takes a sweater of wrap of some kind to the dining room. She hates being cold. On formal night I have had to give up my jacket for her to put around her shoulders to fight off the chill in the dining room.
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Depending on the time of year and the port in which you leave can depend on how chilly it gets. I,too, do not like to get chilled, so, therefore, I have always brought a light jacket/sweater that compliments most of my evening wear. Comfort and fashion is at the discretion of the holder. I have also found the most ships have a "Everything is $10" shop and you can find pashmina like wraps to match your outfit if needed. You can be comfortable and fashionable.
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Us men who tend to get cold easily don't get off easily either, only difference is we don't have as many options to accessorize.

I am ALWAYS cold when others are warm and it seems very cold to me both in the dining room (not the buffet) and the theatre/lounge area. Our first cruise I was so happy to find the $10 shop with the nice pashimas and now have a collection of them in many colors to take to restaurants and church with me. Brad - you might have to do what I did before I found the shawls and either take one of the beach towels or the robe to the theatre with you I have actually done both because I am extremely miserable when I get cold and when I tense up from the cold my Fybromyalgia flares up and makes me even more miserable.
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