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Old January 24th, 2005, 09:26 AM
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My friends and I would like to take a European/Mediterranean cruise in August, but I know most Europeans tend to shut down business and take holidays in August. Has anyone ever cruised the Med in August? How do the ports of call handle this? Plus - how is the weather? I've heard July and August are the hot seasons and I'm wondering if that means hot enough to avoid, or just typical hot.
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Old January 24th, 2005, 10:19 PM
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Just typical hot. And when a ship is in port, nobody takes a vacation.

The "ferme en aout" syndrome only matters if you're going to stay "on the economy," especially in France, where many restaurants in Paris close, some services are scant, and it's hard to do business.

But for a tourist on a cruise ship, it just doesn't matter at all. Forget about this issue.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:53 PM
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It depends on the countries you are visiting and on which side of the Med

Eastern and lower Med, will be anything between 90 and 120 plus at that time of year

Western again between 80 and 90 plus

It will be busy as most Europeans do vacation then. This will be apparant when visiting places like Rome, Venice etc. Q's are long

To be honest if temp is the concern and missing Q's then June is the best month plus the restaurant and cafe staff are up for it as the season has just started.

Hope this helps more than the above
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:36 AM
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We went on a Med cruise in Aug. the last time. This time we are opting for July 25 return on Aug 5th. It might be a little cooler with more avalable and less locals touring. Galaxy July 25th
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