You are now 9 days away from amazing food, glorious entertainment and a trip you will remember forever. How do you prepare best for the weather? There is no question that the weather can change at the drop of a hat anywhere in the world! So we are going to get you started on preparing for the weather today and then have you check the weather again two days before you leave.
weather.com is the best place to get a look at the next month of weather in your destination. Obviously, they cannot tell you much past ten days out. But at least you can see what the usual temperatures are. Remember that each port and country could have drastically different weather! You may be on a 7-night cruise with each ports having different climates. You may even be on an island where every part of the island has different weather. So have some fun today! Go check out the weather in all of the ports you are docking at to help you get started.
Prepare for unexpected weather
RAIN GEAR – We always pack it just in case. We like the plastic rain ponchos that you can carry in your bag for emergencies. And we always bring a small collapsible umbrella, as well as waterproof dry bags for our cameras, phones, and electronics.
HINT – If you are going to the Caribbean, a flash rainstorm can pop out of nowhere! Then after a huge deluge, turn into gorgeous sunshine! We are always prepared.
LAYERS – We said it before in the packing days! Plan on layers! Mornings on many ports are much cooler because of the marine layers. Then by about 10:30- 11:00 the heat kicks in!
CRUISE GODDESS wants you to know that no matter what the weather is you can have an amazing time! ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING! We were caught in the Bahamas during the rainy season. It was one of the most fun days we ever had as we walked through the island in the rain! It was a warm rain with cool breezes. So it was so different than melting on a hot beach. It wasn’t what we had expected. But we let that go and enjoyed what the day brought us!
CAPTAIN BERT’S favorite nights out at sea are in thunderstorms! It is magical watching the night sky light up and cast its glow over the ocean as you sail. And the sound of the thunder is exhilarating when there are no other sounds around you.