Packing for November trip from a cooler port? First time cruising

Hi. My first cruise is in a week and this is my first post. When leaving from Charleston and heading to the Bahamas for a 5 day cruise, how long are you in Charleston weather/forecast before warming up? Just trying to figure out how to pack for embarkation and debarkation and also wondering if it's cool on your way back to Charleston the day before or after? Any tips for this trip in November coming from SC to Caribbean? I've watched a ton of videos and read a ton, but none specific to this port or trip in the fall.


Tags: Caribbean - Bahamas Charleston

7 Answers

The weather in the Carolinas this time of year is in the low to mid 70s. In NC today three hours north of Charleston was 75. The ships leave Charleston at 4 pm. To will be OK to dress for warm weather. It's a little cooler at night

As soon as you are out of port you are into the warmer waters. We have sailed out of NY and Boston this time of year and have also sailed out of NY in late January. In those cases embarkation you dress for the port but by the next morning the ship is off Cape Hatteras and into the warmer waters and the cold is behind. Might not be bathing suit weather at that point but by the end of the day it sure is. Same thing with coming home.

Thanks! I so appreciate it!

Welcome to the forum! When we cruise, we leave a cold snowy climate for Florida. We just wear a light jacket or sweater from the house to the airport because we are getting into a warm vehicle and then right indoors. When we land, we have the sweater/jacket to wear in the evenings out on the decks where it can be chilly.

Layers!! Camisole, a shirt or Tee, then long sleeved blouse, etc. Peel as needed.

Layers.....camisole, a shirt or tee, a ,long sleeved shirt...peel as needed!!

Like already said, dress like an onion. Several light layers is a whole lot better than a single heavy layer.


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