Posted June 29th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Go for the jacket with a warm sweatshirt and sweater underneath. Even better, get a jacket with a hood and sleeves that are tight at your wrists. I have been on crossings in late May and late September, and there were times I wished I had taken a winter jacket! It was cold, rainy, and very windy (30-35 MPH just from the ship's movement). In those conditions, only the very hardy sat in deck chairs and then only out of the wind.
If you get warm, sunny weather rejoice! But don't expect it.
One of the advantages of a crossing, instead of a Caribbean cruise, is that you can sail through the days and night warm and cozy inside that speck of a ship on so much empty ocean, while it is miserable outside.