Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
misslissa
DIS Veteran
 
misslissa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brooklin, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,957

Castaway Cay in January

Visiting Castaway Cay in a few weeks and wondering if anyone has found the weather good recently at Castaway Cay (for swimming) or previously in January?

A little disappointed to see that people are saying 'no'... I'm from Canada, so our tolerance is a little better than most... But... thoughts?
__________________
December 2004 - First Trip to Disney! - Caribbean Beach Resort
November 2005 - Old Key West
September 2006 - DISNEYMOON at Coronado Springs Resort
May 2007 - Pop Century Resort/Saratoga Springs Resort
May 2008 - First Disney Cruise to the Western Caribbean
February 2009 - Polynesian Resort
January 2013 - Port Orleans/Disney Dream (with baby)
June 2013 - Marriott Grande Vista in Orlando (with baby)
August 2013 - Joined DVC
February 2014 - First stay at home - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
misslissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
cblack
Mousketeer
 
cblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: near St. Louis, MO
Posts: 673

I went in January 2011 and the weather was great. The water was warm enough for us to swim in and we are from St. Louis.
__________________
Magic Eastern Caribbean - 1/29/11, Fantasy Eastern Caribbean - 1/26/13 (Trip Report: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3059188), WDW - 12/7/13, Magic Southern Caribbean - 9/27/14

cblack is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
quickcat
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 368

We were there last January and the weather was great. In the 80's and sunny. It was very windy but everyone was swimming. I am from MN so even if it was 70 we would have been happy!
You definitely can have great weather in Jan or people have reported sitting wrapped in a blanket on shore- it just depends. I always say I'd rather take a bad day at Castaway over a good 'winter' day here in MN
Have a great cruise!
quickcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
Weedy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 1,611

Here is a link to the 10 day weather forecast for Nassau. Most days look too cold for me.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...hamas+BFXX0005

water temp today is : http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weath...=78073&LANG=en
24c/75f

burrrr

Another site says 77
http://www.myforecast.com/bin/marine...4&metric=false

Last edited by Weedy; 12-30-2012 at 09:20 PM.
Weedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
misslissa
DIS Veteran
 
misslissa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brooklin, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,957

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weedy View Post
Here is a link to the 10 day weather forecast for Nassau. Most days look too cold for me.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...hamas+BFXX0005
Wow, that looks like fantastic weather to me!!!

Thanks so much guys! That is exactly what I needed to hear.
__________________
December 2004 - First Trip to Disney! - Caribbean Beach Resort
November 2005 - Old Key West
September 2006 - DISNEYMOON at Coronado Springs Resort
May 2007 - Pop Century Resort/Saratoga Springs Resort
May 2008 - First Disney Cruise to the Western Caribbean
February 2009 - Polynesian Resort
January 2013 - Port Orleans/Disney Dream (with baby)
June 2013 - Marriott Grande Vista in Orlando (with baby)
August 2013 - Joined DVC
February 2014 - First stay at home - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
misslissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
Weedy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 1,611

Quote:
Originally Posted by misslissa View Post
Wow, that looks like fantastic weather to me!!!

Thanks so much guys! That is exactly what I needed to hear.
The weather looks good. The water looks cold!!
Weedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
DannyDisneyFreak
Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.
 
DannyDisneyFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Posts: 2,560

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weedy View Post
Here is a link to the 10 day weather forecast for Nassau. Most days look too cold for me.
Your being sarcastic right? When we will be there on Monday 1/7 it will be 81 that sounds amazing! It will be 27 degrees and snowing the same day here... All of those days sound wonderful and not cold at all to me! I see that your from Florida but the lowest low on there is only 64, that's warmer then some days that are forcasted in Orlando in the next 10 days, some days down into the 40s now I'll let you call that cold. I guess I take for granted how these Western New York winters thicken your skin. Stay warm!
__________________
“Look at all the happy people who have come to visit us today.”

Last edited by DannyDisneyFreak; 12-30-2012 at 09:35 PM. Reason: For some reason I cannot spell New Youk... I mean York!
DannyDisneyFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
OrcaPotter
Lucky to be local to the Mouse
 
OrcaPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Winter Springs (Orlando), FL
Posts: 1,039

As a native Floridian, anything below 70 is "cold" to us. The water was packed during my cruise last January, and I found it glacier cold. I could only deduce that those folks were from up north. I'm going again at the end of this January, and am preparing myself not to be swimming at the beach again.
OrcaPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
misslissa
DIS Veteran
 
misslissa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brooklin, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,957

Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyDisneyFreak View Post
Your being sarcastic right? When we will be there on Monday 1/7 it will be 81 that sounds amazing! It will be 27 degrees and snowing the same day here... All of those days sound wonderful and not cold at all to me! I see that your from Florida but the lowest low on there is only 64, that's warmer then some days that are forcasted in Orlando in the next 10 days, some days down into the 40s now I'll let you call that cold. I guess I take for granted how these Western New York winters thicken your skin. Stay warm!
We were in NF last weekend and when you are running from the car to the hotel 'cause it is so cold... anything about 60 is tropical. :D
__________________
December 2004 - First Trip to Disney! - Caribbean Beach Resort
November 2005 - Old Key West
September 2006 - DISNEYMOON at Coronado Springs Resort
May 2007 - Pop Century Resort/Saratoga Springs Resort
May 2008 - First Disney Cruise to the Western Caribbean
February 2009 - Polynesian Resort
January 2013 - Port Orleans/Disney Dream (with baby)
June 2013 - Marriott Grande Vista in Orlando (with baby)
August 2013 - Joined DVC
February 2014 - First stay at home - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
misslissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #10
jahber
DIS Veteran
 
jahber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,181

Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyDisneyFreak

Your being sarcastic right? When we will be there on Monday 1/7 it will be 81 that sounds amazing! It will be 27 degrees and snowing the same day here... All of those days sound wonderful and not cold at all to me! I see that your from Florida but the lowest low on there is only 64, that's warmer then some days that are forcasted in Orlando in the next 10 days, some days down into the 40s now I'll let you call that cold. I guess I take for granted how these Western New York winters thicken your skin. Stay warm!
It's not the air temp--it's the water temp! I assume that's what the pp meant. We personally (also native Floridians) don't swim in the winter, even on the "warmest" days. It's usually about Easter before the adults I know are willing to venture into the unheated pools (much less the ocean). Granted, my kids will swim in March, but their lips are blue by the time they cry uncle and get out . It really is a northern/southern thing-- freezing while swimming is just not something that we enjoy. It's just as easy to wait a few weeks for warmer water. Others up north may not see it that way, but that's our perspective.

ETA: For perspective, I couldn't stand the "heated" pool at a WDW resort early March this year. I got in and got right out. Heated? Not hardly!!! Of course, my kids swam until their teeth chattered so much they couldn't talk
__________________
Wonder 7-night Alaska 9/13
Dream 4-night Bahamas Halloween 2012
Fantasy 7-night Western 9/12
Dream 4-night Bahamas 5/12
WDW too many times to count!
jahber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #11
lbgraves
Little Cinderella's Mommy
The bad news is...they are driving me nuts!!!
 
lbgraves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 48,600

We were on the 1/8/11 Magic cruise and it was in the high 50s air temp when we were at CC. First time DH would not let the kids get in the water after several stops there in December & January. I only saw 3 people in the water all day when we were there. No kids were on Pelican Plunge at all. We wore sweatshirts because of the wind and cool temp.
__________________
Lisa

Magic: E 11/15/2003, W 12/4/2004, E 12/10/2005, W 12/9/2006, EBPC 8/2008, W 1/8/2011
Wonder: 3N 1/11/2010, Alaska 7/26/11
Fantasy: MV 3/31/2012, E 3/23/2013



DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #3 August - December
DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #2 April - August

Past Opening Day Pricing Threads
lbgraves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
carmie3377
Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.
 
carmie3377's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Exactly 983 miles from the Magic Kingdom and 1,541 from Disneyland
Posts: 3,846

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbgraves
We were on the 1/8/11 Magic cruise and it was in the high 50s air temp when we were at CC. First time DH would not let the kids get in the water after several stops there in December & January. I only saw 3 people in the water all day when we were there. No kids were on Pelican Plunge at all. We wore sweatshirts because of the wind and cool temp.
We were on the pc cruise then and couldn't dock on 1/7/11. I guess if we were gonna miss it, at least we didn't miss much.

Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
__________________
Carmen DH Jarrod DD14 Haley DS7 Cameron Cinder Ellie Sandy Frodo Waggins
Aug/03 - 1st Trip DL Aug/04 - FW Cabins 1st trip WDW Jun/05 - WDW offsite Dec/06 - ASMo/OKW & MVMCP Jan/08 - POR BFF trip Sept-Oct/08 - AKV & MNSSHP Dec/09 - Pop*Disney Magic 7 nt Eastern w/ Tortola*Pop again Jan/11 - Disney Wonder 15 nt Panama Canal WB Nov/11 - Cor Spngs w/my honey Dec/11 - AKV Kidani w/ the kids Oct/12 - CR/Poly & MNSSHP Mar/13 - Disney Fantasy 7 nt Eastern w/San Juan May/13 - Disney Magic 6 nt Western w/my honey June/13 - SSR Girls Only Trip Sept/13 - Disneyland Paris w/my honey Oct/13 - BC & MNSSHP w/my honey

carmie3377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #13
AladdinsPrincess
DIS Veteran
 
AladdinsPrincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Denver
Posts: 920

We were just on a 4-day cruise in early December and the weather was warm but the water was cold! I'm also from Florida, so I'm probably a wimp. There were plenty of people - especially kids - swimming, but not as many as in spring through fall. We've been there in the summer when it has rained all day and we still had fun though so don't worry. The island is awesome no matter what!

K
AladdinsPrincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:33 AM   #14
lbgraves
Little Cinderella's Mommy
The bad news is...they are driving me nuts!!!
 
lbgraves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 48,600

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmie3377 View Post
We were on the pc cruise then and couldn't dock on 1/7/11. I guess if we were gonna miss it, at least we didn't miss much.

Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
Not really. That was one time I kind of wished that we hadn't docked. I sat on a lounger covered with the beach towels while the family biked playing Angry Birds on my iTouch enjoying the peace and quiet on the practically empty beach. It was still better than being at home working!
__________________
Lisa

Magic: E 11/15/2003, W 12/4/2004, E 12/10/2005, W 12/9/2006, EBPC 8/2008, W 1/8/2011
Wonder: 3N 1/11/2010, Alaska 7/26/11
Fantasy: MV 3/31/2012, E 3/23/2013



DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #3 August - December
DCL 2015 Opening Day Pricing Thread #2 April - August

Past Opening Day Pricing Threads
lbgraves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #15
Summerl30
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 264

We're from Canada too. Its too cold for me, but I am absolutely sure my kids and hubby will be one of the ones in the water having an awesome time. Im happy for them. Hubby was afraid it would be too cold
Summerl30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.