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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Anyone who has sailed in January from Northern NJ. Do you know if on day 2 of cruise it will still be cold weather. Day 3 will be in Haiti so was wondering if day 2 will still be cold or will it be a bit warmer.


Also, anyone who has cruised in January from Northern New Jersey any feed back about this time a year would be helpful.

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You will freeze your arse off!
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Thanks Dave,

So I guess I won't book it....
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 11:36 AM
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I really don't know how cold it is in January in New Jersey. Ask the Cruise Queen.

Don't not book it based on my answer. I live in Florida. I am sure once you get far enough south it will be fine. 8)
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Living in FL, we freeze when its below 70 and I havent even been in my pool yet cuz the water temp is only 82.......too cold...
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Living in FL, we freeze when its below 70 and I havent even been in my pool yet cuz the water temp is only 82.......too cold...
My pool hit 84 yesterday and in I went !!!!!!!
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Well, truthfully, my pool was at 82 the other night and I did go in..........I think all the wine I drank warmed me up..
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I would say on day 2, you probably won't be going in the pool, but as you are heading south, with the warmer sun, you should be able to sit on deck.

I did a 2 day media cruise out of Boston last December. We had a snow storm as we left..To see snow on the pool deck is surreal to say the least. Some of the crew had never seen snow before, and to see their faces, and making snow angels, was just priceless..they actually were shoveling snow, into the pool and over the side. I have some pictures in the gallery of the snow.

While, it may be a bit chillier than the Carribean sun, by day 2 you should be grinning from ear to ear:)
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My sister has cruised from new jersey/new york in the winter months. First and Second day no pool third day was good. And then on the way back is the same thing. On a 7 niter you will miss at least 3 pool days however if you are doing a 9 niter then it might work.

I'm assuming you are doing the Explorer which does do a 9 niter.
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CruiseQueen,

Thanks for the response, yes, it is a 9 nighter that I am considering. I figured what the hell, It's cold here so might as well go where it's warm. I was just hoping that by day 2 it would be a little warmer then first day. I know that day 3 will be warm because it docks in Haiti. And Coming back it will be warm for I guess 2 days for pools side cruising.

Dave, we can't all have warm weather all year . Well, I'm still considering. Not sure if gonna book yet.

But it would be nice to wake up to warm weather for a few days to get out of the cold of NEW JERSEY.

Would the ocean be really rough then...?
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The 9 niter would work even if 3 days are alittle chilly you will still have the other days with warm weather. I would not do a 7 niter in the winter does not leave much time for warm weather.

I have never cruised from NJ/NY area
As I mentioned my sister has and she did not run into rough waters just cooler days at sea.

Are you getting a good rate with the Explorer???

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I live in CT and sailed to Bermuda out of NYC once in early October. First day was a bit cool, after that the weather was great. If you are going to sail out of New Jersey or New York, I would recommend late May until early September, otherwise go out of Florida so that you can have those nice pool days at sea. Bob
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I don't know what is a good rate?

Ragtiki, if I leave from Florida, that I have the extra cost of airfare..more convienent leaving from NJ and no hassle of flying.
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That is very true Royal. I have thought of that. The thing to consider is it worth it to you to pay the extra bucks in order to have the nice warm weather throughout the cruise. In the winter months, to me it is worth it. Bob
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Royal what is the price that you got for the cabin in January.
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Speaking of living in Floruda and pools. We got solar about 2 months ago and the temp went from 70 to 88 in about 2 weeks with a cover on. It has been between 85 and 90 for the last 2 weeks with the cover off.
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I'm doing the p night on the Explorer in Feb. Although it will be cold for a few days, I'd rather be sailing in the cold for a few days on a 9 night than spending 2 days flying and sailing on a 7 night. (If I had to fly I could have only afforded 7 days).
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