I'm trying to decide how/what to pack and I'm not sure how the weather will be. I'll be leaving out of Charleston, know the weather there, but what about once aboard ship for the cruise itself? Any and all advice is welcome!!
That's what I'm hoping for Trip, but as this is my first time out, I wasn't sure if I should pack more swimwear type things, sundresses, or polos and shorts. I'll have my dressy stuff for the evenings of course and I plan to take a light wrap just in case.
I sure wish you a fabulous first cruise..I would pack just as you planned. The light sweater /sweatshirt is a smart idea..and 2 bathing suits is perfect. One to wear, while one dries....please come back and share your excitement!
Trip, with her book & tea!
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We've been on 2 late October cruises and 1 November cruise. We've always taken the same type of clothes we would take for a summer cruise. When we left our house in November 2006 it was 28 degrees. We drove to Port Canaveral. It stayed cold until we got around Georgia on I-95 then it started getting warmer. We went to the beach in New Smyrna when we got to Florida. It was warm enough to swim.
You might be a little cool on embarkation day in Columbia, but by the time you get up the next morning it will be nice and hot. The Bahamas are really nice in October. Have fun.
Thanks so much for the wonderful info. I know that if I was doing a land vacation, it would definitely be summer wear, but wasn't quite sure about being on the water. I've read some posts where people have said it's cool on the ship too. I don't want to overpack, even though luggage won't be an issue as I'll be driving to port, but I want to have what I'll need too.
The weather was gorgeous in October but be sure to take a sweater or shawl for inside which was freezing! My friend and me both came home with borderline pneumonia and it wasn't from a virus. Hot outside, cold inside equals awful colds! Our spring cruise was much better and we didn't freeze inside.
Theresa and Dave
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