How hot onboard at sea in S America in Dec?

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#1
Kentucky
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I would like to pack as little as possible, but I don't want to guess wrong. I would expect it to be cool out at sea even at the equator, but I see people talking about the importance of getting a shady spot at the pool. How should I pack?
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North in summer/Texas winter, but a Texan forever!!!
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Well, we cruise in December and it is warm to hot at sea and in port. The only cool/cold we've noticed is arriving/departing from US ports.
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#3
Western Pa.
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Joined Oct 2000
Are you cruising around the Horn, from Buenos Aires to Chile? If so, you're going to need to pack for every season. It will be very cold the farther south you go, but around the Equator, it will be HOT and very humid. Remember, they have seasons opposite of North America, so December is the start of their summer.
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#4
Colorado
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Where in South America? It is a rather large continent. If you are talking equatorial regions it will be quite warm (and humid) year round. If you are going to Cape Horn at the south end, it could be quite chilly.
#5
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Please post your specific itinerary. This is because some areas will be hot, and others cold.

No different than the USA in December. Florida can be warm and Minnesota can be cold.

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Kentucky
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Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by kitty allen
I would like to pack as little as possible, but I don't want to guess wrong. I would expect it to be cool out at sea even at the equator, but I see people talking about the importance of getting a shady spot at the pool. How should I pack?
What I really meant was at sea. We'll be as far south as Colombia, but my experience (great lakes and agean) is that it's not hot on a boat. Maybe I'm factoring in wind. I've never been on that big a boat that far south. But I gather from the replies that it really will be hot at sea
#7
We live on a small lake in rural Nebr.
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It will be (probably very) hot during the day, and cooler, of course, at night, but still comfortable; usually quite humid too.

If I was going to spend time out on deck at night while at sea in the S. Caribbean/Central America, I might need a light jacket or sweater, depending on the wind, but I get cold easily.

I also often need some kind of wrap inside because of air conditioning.
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