We're going to freeze on this cruise!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by madelinesmum, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. madelinesmum

    madelinesmum DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2006
    We're setting sail on Saturday and for the first time, I'm not excited! Why???

    It's going to be in the 40's at Port Canaveral for starters. Only in the 60's at CC and in the low 70's in Cozumel!
    The only change for true sun bathing weather is in Grand Cayman.
  2. jackieslp

    jackieslp Disney Mama

    Nov 23, 2009
    My heart goes out to you...when we went last November the weather wasn't great - poured rain in the Bahamas, a water spout swept the Wonder away when we were still boarding but our saving grace was our monring at CC it was decent enough to snorkel and bike but then a storm rolled in....we go again in March and I am praying that our weather will be better...we played a lot of BINGO so good luck
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  4. Kay1

    Kay1 <font color=red>Check out Ricki's hidden Mickey!<b

    Aug 30, 1999
    Well, that's winter for you. Just bundle up and drink lots of hot chocolate. :)
  5. itutorfortravel

    itutorfortravel I tutor high school math to pay for my travel addi

    Apr 1, 2008
    I think you'll still have a great time. We sailed the week of Christmas it wasn't swimming weather (at least IMO) in every port. But that meant we did other inside activities that we didn't do when we sailed in April. There is always something fun to do on a Disney cruise! After seeing some other people's pictures from Christmas, I realize there were more activities I never got a chance to do and would have loved. So my point is that you won't be bored rain or shine, there will be something fun to fill you days! Enjoy :goodvibes
  6. stingmom

    stingmom Got Dis?

    Sep 29, 2004
    one of my many fond memories is being bundled up in a cozy DVC towel, wearing sweats underneath and napping on a lounger in the sun on CC. Vacation is what you make of it! Just modify how you do things! ;)
  7. GrumpyBelle

    GrumpyBelle DIS Veteran

    Oct 26, 2008
    I still would say that experiencing cold temperatures while on the ship is much more enjoyable than fighting snow and icy roads to get to work.
  8. ShootingStarMom2

    ShootingStarMom2 DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2009
    Awww, hang in there. We just did the 4 night NYE and the weather wasn't perfect either. CC was so windy when we got off the boat in the morning that the crew were wearing pants and coats with hoods. The sun finally came out and the wind died down. The water was too cold to swim in but the kids loved the beach and sitting in the warm sun with a coverup sure beat the -5 temps at home. ;)
  9. madelinesmum

    madelinesmum DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2006
    Great attitude guys! Thanks for the encouraging words!:thumbsup2
  10. Jusacuz

    Jusacuz DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2005
    I'm on this Saturday's sailing also and although I was looking forward to warm weather, I figure I'll just have to be happy that I'm chilly in the Caribbean instead of Idaho. :D

    Last year we sailed at the same time on the Wonder and I couldn't believe how cold it was then. :cold:It warmed up enough for me to get into the water for swimming at CC, though.
  11. tevagirl

    tevagirl <font color=teal>Saving little old ladies from gun

    Mar 21, 2003
    Stop looking at the forecasts. They are wrong most of thime anyway. ;)
    I hope you're pleasantly surprised by the weather. Have a wonderful cruise!
  12. over50visits

    over50visits DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2004
    We're on the same cruise (will be our fifth DCL). We are FREEZING here, and can't wait for the 60s and 70s. It will be wonderful! I know you would wish for mid to high 70s, but take what you get and love it, because you could be freezing almost anywhere in the US next week.

    Sounds like we won't be eating lunch outside on deck 9 after we get on Saturday, though...
  13. mnlibzi

    mnlibzi I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on

    Jun 13, 2009
    I think you will still have a great time, even though swimming might be out of the question, there are still tons of activities to do inside. Good Luck! :)
  14. nashville_minnie

    nashville_minnie Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2009
    Maybe you could use this trip to get that spa treatment you've never found time for...


    Best Wishes for a great vacation!
  15. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

    Dec 8, 2006
    I"m sorry but that's why January is so much cheaper than July!:goodvibes

    When we did the Mexican Riviera cruise back in 2005 (the week of July 4) we had a couple of gray, overcast, drizzly, windy days in the 50's!! We truely were freezing as we just didn't expect that in July!! Apparently some of it was some of the leftover "June Gloom" that occurs in Southern CA in early summer. But who knew?! The store on the ship couldn't stock the sweatshirts fast enough!! WE still had a wonderful time and managed to get addicted to cruising!! At least you know to pack for the weather AND it's still better than the teens, 20's & 30's you are hopefully leaving behind at home!:hug:
  16. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    I remember sitting on the beach at CC wrapped in every piece of fabric I could find before having a stern discussion with myself and heading back to the ship. Oh well, those days happen. It doesn't mean it has to spoil your trip. Remember, if it's 40 in Florida, it's zero at home. Those are the days that you enjoy the Rainforest, drink hot tea, etc.....there's still a lot to do, even though swimming is probably not part of the action. OH, the pools are heated, so you're OK if you stay in the water! You do freeze when you get out though.
  17. williamson_ja

    williamson_ja DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    If you're leaving this Saturday, it looks like it will be in the mid 70's by the time you get to Castaway Cay. That's not too bad. :) At least that's what it said today. lol. You know how these things tend to change. It's the only profession where you can be wrong more than 50% of the time and still keep your job. lol

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