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Old 07-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Eastern Caribbean for Thanksgiving!--hows the water/weather?

We will be first time cruisers! Just starting the process of booking a cruise. I looked at all the dates my 4 kids will be out of school, (Spring Break, summer and Thanksgiving) and the least expensive time for a Caribbean 7 day cruise for 2 rooms with verandah is over Thanksgiving Break--($3000 less than summer! and $1700 less than spring!) Sounds like a no-brainer, but I was wondering what the catch was--is the water at Castaway Cay too chilly to swim in? Really need some good advice from all you wonderful DIS-ers
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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I believe you are talking about our cruise. You should join the others on this cruise with you.
Here's the link. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2660745
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I believe you are talking about our cruise. You should join the others on this cruise with you.
Here's the link. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2660745
Hi! Thanks for the invite. But I forgot to be clear about when we are going--2013! I know, I know it's sooooooo far away And we are planning a Caribbean cruise--the link was for a cruise to Turkey. Thanks anyways
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Anybody?.....
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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We were in Castaway Cay the week of Thanksgiving in 2009. The water was a little warm and the weather was nice...not too hot and not too cold. We travel the same times as you due to school and I wouldn't hesitate to go back in November.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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The Bahamas--including CC--should be OK at Thanksgiving, but there's no guarantee. The rest of the itinerary will be great. (All of that barring a rare late-season tropical weather event.)
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Glad to hear the water will be warm. We get chilly easily
Is there a special dinner or event for thanksgiving day?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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We sailed the week after Thanksgiving in 2010 (Western) and the first week in December in 2009 (Bahamas). We had some nice warm days and some windy/chilly days on both.

On CC the sun was warm, but the water was a bit chilly (and we are from CT, so are used to cold ocean waters up here). It was cooler than I had anticipated, but we still swam, snorkeled and had a blast.

We did have one rainout day on the Western (in Cozumel) and I often wore capris while on board the ship due to the chilly winds, but it didn't make us not have a blast.

On our trip back to Port Canaveral we did have very rough seas as there was a storm coming up the Eastern seaboard, but again, nothing to ruin our vacation.

Can't tell you if they do anything special for Thanksgiving Day, but I would imagine that they do offer the traditional meal at dinner that night!

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Perhaps we should get some chilly water swim wear--any suggestions?
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the great information. My family will be sailing the week before Thanksgiving in 2013 and we were just discussing what the weather would be like.
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Thanks for the great information. My family will be sailing the week before Thanksgiving in 2013 and we were just discussing what the weather would be like.
My family is sailing this week also on the Fantasy
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Hi! Thanks for the invite. But I forgot to be clear about when we are going--2013! I know, I know it's sooooooo far away And we are planning a Caribbean cruise--the link was for a cruise to Turkey. Thanks anyways
You might want to check your booking all the Thanksgiving cruises are Western Caribbean this year.
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