View Full Version : What happens if it rains?

03-19-2004, 02:26 PM
Are you stuck on a ship with not much to do? Have you ever had the experience of it raining continually while you were on your cruise? What did you do to fill the time?

03-19-2004, 02:34 PM
We had a rainy and windy day on our third cruise. We went to the movie theatre. We would never stay indoors on a nice day. We were able to see a few movies that day.
In the morning we did the mile walk around deck 4, it was like a car wash, we were washed on one side of the ship and blown dry on the other, four times around.:eek:

03-19-2004, 02:41 PM
There's plenty of stuff to do. Check your Navigator, though, I have never had it rain all day (in 12 cruises) to the point that you had to stay inside all day. Be prepared, though, you most likely will hit a rain shower here or there in the Caribbean. Usually quickly moving weather systems (unless we are talking Hurricaine on the horizon), that blow through within a couple hours or less.

We ran into a worse problem on a cruise to Mexico & Honduras, The seas were very rough for the last 2 days of the cruise, both of which were at sea. We had 20 ft swells for the entire 48 hours, but the weather outside was sunny & Hot, Hot, Hot (about 98 and humid!). Problem being......closed pools! The pools were so rough that they had to close them due to the safety of the passengers (I mean, the pools were virtually empty and the water was splashing out about 6' high.) Great fun to watch! So, unfortunately, it was way too hot to stay outside in the beating sun without a pool to relax in, so everyone spent the last two days at sea in the air-conditioning. Luckily for me there was a casino. We played bingo, shopped, had quite a few cocktails in the lounges, I believe we did a wine tasting, had a little "alone time" in our cabin-wink, wink. We don't do movies on a cruise, but that's always an option. We did an extra spa treatment (glorious). If I remember correctly, we had a blast just winging it.


03-19-2004, 03:00 PM
We went on the Wonder in February. The last day of our cruise...which was the "Day at Sea". It was too windy and chilly to be outside and go swimming. We spent the time watching movies...they had all kinds of like game shows and trivia games in the lounges. My 5 y.o. (who is usually very shy) got up and drew a picture for pictionary....it was cute. There are LOTS of things to do even if the weather is bad...don't worry you'll have a great time.

03-19-2004, 03:03 PM
Last week one day it was cool and cloudy so we decided to take in a matine' of Hercules. After the shor the cruise director came on stage and said that it was warm and sunny outside. I think the captain tries to steer clear of any bad weather. I doubt it would rain all day while you are at sea.


03-20-2004, 01:49 AM
It poured EVERY day on our first cruise (a 4-day) EXCEPT CC Day! They added extra showings of Lilo and Stitch (which premiered that week) and added an extra Disney Dreams show, too. We had planned on skipping the shore excursions anyway, so I don't know what happend to them. Other than missing the send-off party, I'm not sure it really made much of a difference to us.

03-20-2004, 06:10 PM
We went on one cruise that the ship seemed to be turning this direction and that direction all afternoon on our day at sea.

At the theater that night they announced that "No, the captain had not been teaching Goofy to pilot the ship that afternoon, they had been trying to keep the decks in the sunshine!!!"

They did a mighty fine job of it too, there were a few little sprinkles and that was about all.