Posted June 6th, 2007, 02:03 PM
We always cruise the first week of February, and to me it's a perfect time of year. It's warm enough, but not so warm that you're on the verge of heatstroke or anything. But sometimes it can be cool -- one time at Castaway Cay it was overcast and misting on and off, and it was pretty chilly. Kept me out of the water, but sure didn't stop my son!
It's also a great time of year to me because every kid isn't out of school, there are no major holidays going on (except President's Week, which is some odd east coast thing), and there just aren't as many people in port at one time.
Just know that January and February are the most likely times that the ship might not be able to dock at Castaway Cay, due to wind/wave conditions. It hasn't happened to us, but statistically that is the time of year it's most likely to happen.
I guess the waters are more rough that time of year too, but I'm one of those people who is happier when there is more motion. I like to know I'm actually on a ship -- otherwise I'd just stay at a hotel for a week.
But I'm the minority, I know. Maybe I was a pirate or a sailor in another life. LOL