We will be sailing out of Baltimore for a seven day cruise during Thanksgiving week. I know it will be chilly when departing and at some point when returning, but I don't want to pack too many heavy clothes if not necessary. How many days at sea should I expect the weather to be cooler?
Dressing for cruise out of Baltimore for Bahamas during cooler months
I've never sailed out of Baltimore but I can't imagine more than 1 day. Two at most. I'm sure others on the forum will better me able to advise.
How many sea days will you have?
Leaving Sunday 4:30pm
11/21 Fun day at sea
11/22 Fun Day At Sea
11/23 Port Canaveral 7am-6pm
11/24 Nassau, The Bahamas 11am-8pm
11/25 Freeport, The Bahamas 7am-1:30pm
11/26 Fun Day At Sea
11/27 Baltimore, MD 9am
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I have sailed out of NY in January to the Caribbean and you really only need what you have on for boarding that is warm. You can be inside the first evening and by the next morning things start to warm. Once south of Hatteras things warm up. Keep in mind you are in the gulf current by the first morning so the warm water warms the air. You don't need to pack anything warm. What you arrive in you can depart in and all is good.
Once you are down by FL, you don't need warm clothing. We are usually walking the beach around Thanksgiving time near Port Canaveral. Maybe just your first two days at sea & your last sea day will be cool. If the ship has a dome on it, it will be closed if the weather warrants it. If so, you will be able to sit poolside even on those first two days & last day at sea. I hope that you have a quite enjoyable cruise. There will be plenty of activities on board to keep you busy. Be sure to write a review and let us know how it went for you. I did once sail out of NYC down the eastern coast to the Bahamas. The cruise was wonderful. Who knew back then that 35 years later I would move 10 minutes from Port Canaveral.
Thanks for the feedback! I've sailed out of Miami twice to Jamaica and Cozumel and it was smooth sailing. What are the seas like sailing along the Atlantic coast?
Usually smooth - weather permitting ...
Let me be the first to welcome you to baltimore! Depending on how bad winter is, the winters are mld too (But i'm originally from Buffalo, so most things are milder).
The seas are weather dependent. Usually pretty good but can be a tad rough if a storm is about. Nothing too severe though or the ship changes route. Most of the ships and cruise lines are well versed in the conditions and you will not have any problems.