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Old August 14th, 2014, 03:39 PM
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Default First time: Cruise to East Med. in December?

Hey everyone, I am new to the whole cruise experience, this will be my first. I am getting married late november and wanting to go on this cruise in December. But will the weather be horrible?too cold? does anyone know?

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Old August 16th, 2014, 07:23 AM
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what part of the Med are you going to? List your itinerary and we will be able to give you more info on the weather. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first cruise.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 08:59 PM
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Civitavecchia (rome)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 At Sea -- --
Friday, December 5, 2014 Olympia (katakolon)
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Piraeus (athens)
Sunday, December 7, 2014 Kusadasi
Monday, December 8, 2014 Istanbul
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Istanbul
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 At Sea
Thursday, December 11, 2014 At Sea
Friday, December 12, 2014 Naples/pompei
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Civitavecchia (rome)


Thanks, also would it be easy to go out by ourselves and explore at each of the destinations or should we stick to the cruise's excursions
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Old August 29th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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nice itinerary. Since this will be your first time cruising here is what I suggest. I hope others chime in and give their suggestions also. The weather should be around mid 60's during the day and high 40's at night. Although it is December, southern Italy and Greece should still be warm. Rome will be a little cooler but still comfortable. Turkey may be a little cool; but again not that bad. If you take a lightweight jacket and sweaters you should be fine. If you look on the european boards you can get some info about shore excursions. Taking the cruise line shore excursions costs a little more; but they provide everything plus a piece of mind that you are covered in case anything goes wrong.
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Thanks Timmy! Do you know if the pools would be open as well? Or would it be too cold?


Also, another quick question, how long does it take for disembarkation? We will arrive there at 5am. Also, how long would it take from there to the airport in Rome? Thanks
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The pools stay open year round. The only time they close is bad weather, lightning or very high winds. You should be able to get off the ship by 7 am. 45min to an hour drive to airport.
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