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Old May 18th, 2004, 09:47 PM
Warbucks Warbucks is offline
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Default Clothing for July Baltic Cruise

My wife and I will be on the Regatta Dover to Stockholm cruise June 29 - July 13. Any suggestions on what clothing to take?
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Old May 18th, 2004, 10:27 PM
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The weather could be cool and damp, sunny and warm, or anything in between. Dress accordingly. (You'll probably be okay with Dockers and sports shirts, a long-sleeved shirt or two, and a water-resistant windbreaker or golf jacket in case it drizzles.)

I really like the Ex Officio "Air Strip" men's shirt that Magellan's sells, and which I reviewed at:

http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/...trip-shirt.htm

It's comfortable in all kinds of weather, the sleeves can be rolled up and buttoned in place with tabs, and it drip-dries in a couple of hours when washed by hand. Recently I bought a similar (and cheaper) REI Sahara Tech shirt (www.rei.com) that I like even better because it looks a bit dressier and could be worn with a sport jacket in a pinch.

As for women's clothes, I'll leave that topic to the female members of the forum. :-)

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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:36 AM
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GoEurope:
Since that is the case, would you consider recommending it to Oceania to stock those items in the gift shops of their ships? Thank you.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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I'd guess that most people do their clothes shopping before they board the ship, except for logo cruisewear and emergency items. (Mind you, I don't claim to know anything about the retail business--I don't even like to shop.)

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Old May 20th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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I'm on the same cruise June 14 from Stockholm to Dover. I checked all the ports we'll be visiting on an Internet weather site and it looks like the average high for all ports is in the 64 - 70 range and the average low 49 - 52. I did almost the same cruise 4 years ago mid to late May and the temps were quite chilly. It also rained in almost every port so be sure to bring some kind of rain gear. I bought a fold up plastic raincoat at our local AAA store and it more than serves the purpose--a little sturdier than the "cheapies" at KMart, but still convenient to pack and it has a hood. Umbrellas are a real nuisance IMHO. I plan to take a few pairs of khaki's, a couple of sweaters with some short and long sleeve tops. Hope this helps.
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Old May 20th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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We were on the same cruise last year the end of July and beginning of August. It was the hottest summer they ever had in the Baltics. I would wait until a few weeks before you go to guess what kind of weather you are going to have. I was packing for cool and sunny weather that we were told to plan for when my daughter called me and said it was 92 in Helsinki. I threw in a few lighter weight things and naturally those were the only things worn on the trip. Those countries are not prepared for heat. No air conditioning.
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