Too Hot To Cruise? With A/C On the Fritz, Line Cancels Brazil Voyage

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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.
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I would go as long as I had a balcony cabin. We live in Houston and it can't get much worse than that.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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We normally have an inside or obstructed outside. It will probably be extremely uncomfortable without a/c. No thank you!
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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.
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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.

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No! We would never knowingly consider taking a warm weather cruise in a cabin that had no a/c.
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There is no way I would take a cruise without air-conditioning.
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I usually book an inside room so no way I would go without AC. Being in any inside area would be too hot can, you imagine waiting on the buffet line with no AC?
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There would be no way.
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