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I'd probably still be willing to go for it. I live in Florida, and am used to hot, humid, sticky weather in the summer. (Yes, my house has A/C, but I happily work in the yard and mow my lawn in the heat and humidity).
Besides, at sea, there's always a breeze.
No Way! I live in Baltimore where the three H's are our norm (hazy, hot and humid). It's one thing to have a balcony room with the door open but what about the public areas, i.e., dining. Thanks, but no.
Last edited by JHU; December 20th, 2010 at 05:18 PM.
We live in Florida and would never consider a cruise without air. On westbound trans-Atlantics in the fall we are always on the starboard side - the shady side, and carry a couple of small 5" fans that can run on batteries when needed with us.
Bob and Sandra Johnson Port Charlotte, FL
March 2014 Celebrity Summit B2B - southern Caribbean
November 2013 Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam - western Caribbean
November 2011 Celebrity Century Honolulu to Maui,
Papeete, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatia, Sydney B2B to Hobart, and New Zealand Cruising South and North Islands to Auckland.
October 31, 2010 Celebrity Equinox Trans-Atlantic from Rome
May 2010 Celebrity Solstice - Eastern Caribbean
Feb 2010 Celebrity Constellation - Panama Canal
Nov 2009 Celebrity Century - Trans-Atlantic from Barcelona
Sep 2009 Celebrity Millennium - Alaska southbound.
Mar 2008 Carnival Legend - Western Caribbean
Apr 1975 Carnival Carnivale - Eastern Caribbean
NO! I don't tolerate heat well at all. I have enough problems even when the ship's AC is working properly that after our two tries on warm weather cruises, we plan to stick to cooler climates on future cruises.
Grandeur of the Seas November 1-8, 2013 Bermuda Enchantment of the Seas August 23-3, 2012 Bermuda and Northeast HAL Maasdam April 27-May 12, 2012 Coastal C/NE HAL Amsterdam May 13-27, 2011, Alaska Celebrity Mercury November 20-29, 2010, Bahamas Ruby Princess November 24-December 4, 2009 Eastern Caribbean Coral Princess February 13-23, 2009 Panama Canal partial transit Veendam May 30, 2008 B2B Alaska Empress of the Seas May 5, 2007 Bermuda Sea Princess September 18, 2006 Canada/New England Coral Princess May 14, 2005 Alaska Diamond Princess May 22, 2004 Alaska
Location: Bavarian Forest, Germany near the Czech border
We normally have an inside or obstructed outside. It will probably be extremely uncomfortable without a/c. No thank you!
2003- RCCL Explorer of the Seas Eastern Caribbean
2004-HAL Volendam Eastern Caribbean
2009-RCCL Splendour of the Seas Venice-Lisbon
2010-Star Princess Eastern Mediterranean
2012-Costa Magica Eastern Mediterranean
Coming up: Nov 2015 Pullmantur Sovereign Transatlantic Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Salvador da Bahía
Extensive DIY land travel in Europe, Turkey, Central America and South-East Asia. We lived in Amsterdam for 15 years.
For river cruisers: we live 60 miles from both Passau and Regensburg.
QUOTE:"In addition to not sweltering in their cabins, passengers will get a full refund and a 50 percent discount on a future cruise. MSC Brazil is assisting passengers with their travel needs and providing overnight accommodations."
Given the choice of sailing in misery or a full refund, half-off next time and being helped to get home, we'd choose to cancel.
Counting the days to:
HAL Westerdam, September/October 2014 Pacific Coast
Carnival Valor, May 2014 Southern Caribbean
HAL Noordam, October/November 2013 T/A
Carnival Ecstasy, August 2012 Bahamas
Carnival Legend, May 2012 Western Caribbean
HAL Oosterdam, May 2011 Alaska
HAL Zuiderdam, November 2010 Panama Canal
HAL Zuiderdam, June 2010 Alaska (1st Cruise)
We were on the Rotterdam in January 2010 for her Hawaii/French Polynesia cruise. After 4 days at sea, we arrived in Hawaii and also lost a/c in our cabin. (Many other people also lost their a/c.) We spent 19 days in an uncomfortable cabin, and as we were continuing southward after Hawaii, it only got more unbearable. The front desk gave us one of 9 tower fans that were onboard. It helped slightly. I was unable to dry my hair with a blow dryer since it heated up the room too much. After 19 days, the Guest Relations Manager was able to switch our cabin to one which had a/c.
To answer the question:
No! We would never knowingly consider taking a warm weather cruise in a cabin that had no a/c.