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Old 09-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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What is the temp like in the evenings?

Hi, first time cruiser here. We sail in a couple of weeks on the Fantasy- western Caribbean. We have late dining. What should we expect for temperatures in the evenings? I had in mind that it would be warm/ hot 24 hours a day, but as my DW and I talked this morning about what to wear to dinner, I realized by that time it may cool off and we may want to dress accordingly.

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Evening temperatures on deck can range from nicely comfortable, to downright chilly, depending on the temperature, the speed of the ship, and the wind. Temperatures indoors, well, certain areas of the ship are over air conditioned, IMO. I suggest you bring a sweater, jacket or shawl.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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Its cold and windy if you watch the movies at night on top deck.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Its cold and windy if you watch the movies at night on top deck.
They were asking about the Caribbean not Alaska. LOL I don't understand how it can be cold there? Isn't the water temperature about 80 degrees? I wouldn't think the air temp can't be much colder than that. I guess if you were from Florida you could be cold but from Seattle? We start melting and complaining when the temps get above 75. 55 to 60 degrees feels great to me.
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the reason I ask- I suggested an outfit for my wife and she said "well, that is a long sleeve shirt, but I can wear this short sleeve with it." She gets cold easily, so if we are looking at 68 degrees in the MDR or 72 on deck after dinner with a breeze, she would probably be happier with a long sleeve each night.

On the other hand, if the MDR is 72-74 and on deck it is 80 with a breeze, we should plan on short sleeves every evening.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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the reason I ask- I suggested an outfit for my wife and she said "well, that is a long sleeve shirt, but I can wear this short sleeve with it." She gets cold easily, so if we are looking at 68 degrees in the MDR or 72 on deck after dinner with a breeze, she would probably be happier with a long sleeve each night.

On the other hand, if the MDR is 72-74 and on deck it is 80 with a breeze, we should plan on short sleeves every evening.
If she gets cold easily, she'll definitely want long sleeves in the MDR. The air conditioning is very(!) efficient.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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On our Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Fantasy last month, I always brought a light sweater to the MDR as well as the theaters. I didn't always need it, but, it was great to have when the air conditioning was on full blast.
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They were asking about the Caribbean not Alaska. LOL I don't understand how it can be cold there? Isn't the water temperature about 80 degrees? I wouldn't think the air temp can't be much colder than that. I guess if you were from Florida you could be cold but from Seattle? We start melting and complaining when the temps get above 75. 55 to 60 degrees feels great to me.
It gets cooler when the sun goes down. If there is a good wind outside, and the ship is moving, it can feel darn chilly. To give you an idea of the wind velocity you can experience on deck, DH were once on a Caribbean cruise where the lady walking on the deck immediately in front of us lost her sunglasses to the wind. (FYI, I'm from a part of Canada where we often get -40 degree temperatures, same thing in Celsius and Fahrenheit).
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It gets cooler when the sun goes down. If there is a good wind outside, and the ship is moving, it can feel darn chilly. To give you an idea of the wind velocity you can experience on deck, DH were once on a Caribbean cruise where the lady walking on the deck immediately in front of us lost her sunglasses to the wind. (FYI, I'm from a part of Canada where we often get -40 degree temperatures, same thing in Celsius and Fahrenheit).
Also note that you should not walk across the deck at night to get to Palo's wearing a wide floaty skirt if you don't want to flash a lot more than you would like. It really can get extremely windy on deck when you're sailing at full speed and downright cold after dark when at full speed. Doesn't matter that you're in the Carribbean. You definitely need something on your shoulders and arms after dark on deck. I'm also from Canada and know what is cold; my first cruise (in May) I expected it to be much warmer on deck. Haven't made that mistake since.

Also, the theatres can sometimes be quite frigid particularly when there aren't many people in there. I presume that they are trying to keep it from overheating when full but it doesn't appear to moderate when fewer people are there.
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