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ctrega August 28th, 2009 06:40 AM

How to pack light for a 7 day New England/Canada Cruise
 
Need advice, what to wear/bring for a 7 day New England/Canada cruise leaving from Boston in Sept. The range of weather is 50's -70's. This is on the Maasdam. Anyone been on this cruise and what would you leave home/bring to wear? Thanks.

DeeDee August 28th, 2009 09:12 AM

It's like packing for Alaska. You could have rain, especially with the hurricanes out there that sometimes move up the coast and hit the East coast; it could be cold & it could be nice and warm and sunny. You just can't tell sailing in September.

The best thing to do is dress in layers and make sure you take an umbrella, unless you are in a Deluxe Suite where they are provided.

I'd take at least one pair of shorts (in case it's very warm) and a pair of long pants/jeans for day time wear. Make sure you bring a jacket - doesn't have to be a winter jacket but something that will keep you warm if it's cold/cool.

When in September are you going? Sail7Seas is really the best person to answer this question and hopefully she will see this post before she leaves for the Maasdam tomorrow (I think). She has done this "run" many, many times.

I know I've not been much help, but maybe someone else will have suggestions.

Enjoy your trip.

Trip August 28th, 2009 08:37 PM

We cruised up on labor day one year, and, while it was not pool weather, it was warm....think layers, and bring a sweatshirt, and maybe a fold up raincoat in a pouch....no shorts... longer pants maybe the way to go...will be a brisk breeze up on deck..

ctrega September 15th, 2009 07:58 PM

Thanks!
 
Thanks! I did as you said and it was perfect. Weather was 60's to low 70's the entire 7 days, layers were the way to go!!! :)

Trip September 16th, 2009 08:47 AM

So glad you had a nice time......and time to book again;)

sail7seas September 17th, 2009 02:07 PM

Sorry... I just sawt his thread now for the first time or I would have responded.

Did you sail August 29? We sailed Maasdam that date (again :) ) and we had the most perfect weather we could have hoped for, so...... I'm wondering if you were on that cruise?
If so, sorry we didn't meet or maybe we did and didn't know it. :)

ctrega September 17th, 2009 05:36 PM

Maasdam
 
Hi, we sailed Sept 5-12 and the weather was amazing. Great ship, great food, excellent service, can't say enough about it!!!!


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