Posted April 25th, 2004, 12:48 PM
My husband and I are from New Brunswick, Canada which is north and a bit east of Maine
. We took our first cruise in November of last year and did an eastern caribbean itinerary. I found the water so warm in Jamaica and Grand Cayman that it was barely refreshing to get into. I would expect the water to be a bit colder in February but probably not much.
You can go to various cruise sites and search for your cruise. Once you find it, get the itinerary and click on the links for the various ports of call. Most of the links will give you the average air temperature (highs and lows), days and inches of precipitation. That should give you a good idea as to what the water temperature might be like.
In sum, I would have to say that any cruise in the caribbean in February beats an uninterrupted six months of snow in New Brunswick.