Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
East Coast Departures Baltimore, Boston, Cape Liberty, Charleston, Montreal, New York, Norfolk, & Philadelphia l
Seas will vary depending on several factors. Some posters on the boards love the mid winter cruises out of NYC; we, however, will not do another one. The weather is only cold for the first and last days so that isn't a subatantial factor. Rather, for DW at least, it is the threat of hitting heavy weather out of or into NYC. We were on the QM2 last January and on the night before coming into NYC we had some wind and snow. Although there was virtually no untoward movement by the QM2, the howling of the wind was enough to convince my wife that flying south between December and March was an acceptable inconvenience.
You take a chance of some bad weather. Balance it against how much you dislike flying.