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Old 11-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Disney Western Caribbean Cruise - March or May?

I am planning a cruise trip to western caribbean. Is March or May a better time to go on the cruise? Will the water be too cold (especially in castaway cay)? and will there be too many thunderstorms in May? I am travelling all the way from Asia and may be unlikely to be able to afford another trip on the cruise so I really hope to get the best weather!

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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I am planning a cruise trip to western caribbean. Is March or May a better time to go on the cruise? Will the water be too cold (especially in castaway cay)? and will there be too many thunderstorms in May? I am travelling all the way from Asia and may be unlikely to be able to afford another trip on the cruise so I really hope to get the best weather!

The weather is the weather you just never know... We cruised in May & the weather was great. We haven't done March, so i really can't say, but i suspect the water temps. at castaway Cay would be a bit cooler in March. We'd go with May, if we were in your position. Good Luck either way.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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We have gone in May before and it was hot (ok we live in MN so 80 and up is hot ) If you are looking for warmer water temps, I would definitely go in May.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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We did schedule the May 25, 2013 Fantasy cruise, feel free to join the fun!

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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We found late May to be very hot. That could have been a fluke in 2009, but it was our experience. We've done March and had lovely weather.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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We went the first week of May in 2006 and the weather was great. A bit on the hot side when not it the water. The water was chilly at Castaway Cay though. We're going at the end of March this year (kids in school so I have to go when they're off). If I had a choice, I'd go in May, but I think either would be great.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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I live in Fl and have been on a few May cruises. The weather has been perfect!! I think March would be nice, but the water at Castaway would probably be a little chilly. Personally, I think there are certain areas of Castaway that the water is chilly in May. In Florida, we typically have very little rain March through May. May is also a cheaper month to cruise
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