Oh NO it's gonna rain!!!

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#1
Sunny FL
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Joined Apr 2009
So this is mom's 1st cruise and weather report is say 70% chance of thunderstorms

I can't remember if the shopping is covered? think I might pack some pounchos tonight we leave in the morning!!
#2
NH
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Joined Apr 2008
I can't speak for certainty as I don't live down there, but just about every time I've been there it's called for rain. This rain usually occurs around 4pm for about 15 minutes (if at all).

We were married in Nassau last June and it rained that day for about 15 minutes. By the time the ceremony started it was HOT as heck and sunny!
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#4
42,859 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
It's the tropics......if it rains,it probably won't be all day........as far as shopping,it is mostly on the main street(Bay) and you can duck into the shops as you go..
#5
Mentone, Alabama
312 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
I've been watching the weather also. I leave on the Fascination Saturday! This is my moms first cruise also.
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#6
NH
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I try not to pay too much attention to the location weather any more before leaving for vacation. It generally always calls for rain and it's not usually much of anything. Nothing you can do about it anyway...just go and make the best of whatever is thrown your way!
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#7
Sunny FL
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Joined Apr 2009
Well just got back it rained all day Saturday and Sunday we were unable to stop at cocco cay yesterday and you couldn't really go on the decks. We still had a good time but I feel bad for mom....
#8
NH
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by ttdelellis
Well just got back it rained all day Saturday and Sunday we were unable to stop at cocco cay yesterday and you couldn't really go on the decks. We still had a good time but I feel bad for mom....

I'm sorry to hear that!! Did your Mom have fun though??
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#9
Sunny FL
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Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by aurelius180
I'm sorry to hear that!! Did your Mom have fun though??
She had a great time.... She is very easy going and goes with the flow... She was disappointed but didn't let it ruin here trip....
#10
NH
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by ttdelellis
She had a great time.... She is very easy going and goes with the flow... She was disappointed but didn't let it ruin here trip....

It just means you need to book another cruise so that she can visit what you missed.

In all seriousness, though, I'm glad you were able to make the best of it. Rain caused a bit of a problem when we were in Belize once but we were just happy to be on vacation.
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#12
Toronto, Canada
353 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Like I always told my Girl Guides (Canadian version girl cub scouts)....

"there is no such thing as inclement weather, only inappropriate clothing".
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#13
NH
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by Northerncheapo
Like I always told my Girl Guides (Canadian version girl cub scouts)....

"there is no such thing as inclement weather, only inappropriate clothing".

That's a good one! If it rains I guess you only need a bathing suit and a drink!!
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August 13, 2012 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9032 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami

June 26, 2011 ~ Majestic Elegance Punta Cana ~ 5 Night All inclusive
June 20, 2011 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ JS 1580 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami (Wedding Cruise)
June 24, 2010 ~ By the Beautiful Sea ~ 7 Night ~ Key West
June 8, 2009 ~ RCI Majesty of the Seas ~ SOV 9532 ~ 4 Night ~ Miami, Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, Miami
October 13, 2008 ~ RCI Enchantment of the Seas ~ OV 4556 ~ 5 Night ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel, Belize, Ft. Lauderdale
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#14
Florida
63 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by Northerncheapo
Like I always told my Girl Guides (Canadian version girl cub scouts)....

"there is no such thing as inclement weather, only inappropriate clothing".

I am a Girl Scout leader and I am going to start using that line!
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#15
Frisco, TX
298 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
I have friends at the Atlantis right now and they paid all that money for rain the entire week. They spending even more money at the casino and bars so the trip is literally a wash out. They're happy to be away but this morning she spent $33 on a coffee, grapefruit and a bagel.
She did say on Facebook that there was a peek of sun this morning so she was running outside to actually see it.

Stinks to spend money on a full week of rain (especially in the ultra expensive Bahamas) but at least on a cruise there are other stops with some hope of sun.

Hope you have a good vacation with some R & R.
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#16
Central Vermont
235 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
I'll be in Nassua 2 weeks today! Norwegian Gem there for the day. I booked the Colonial Hilton Day Pass and while I'm nervous about rain and no refund. The quote of "guess all you need in the rain is a swim suit and a drink" has brought a big smile to my face!!! I will remember and do that if it does rain!!! And yes, I will tell myself over and over, "I'm on vacation"!
#17
florida
153 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Just off NCL Sky for the weekend. Rained the entire time!!! Excursions were cancelled for their private island. We did the Atlantis waterpark in the rain. No lines! Felt like we had the place to ourselves! LOL