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we are getting out of our "Caribbean Cruise" comfort zone and planning a transatlantic crossing on the Silhouette that begins in Rome, with ports of call in Provence France,Barcelona and Palma De Mallorca Spain and the Canary Islands...seemed like a great price for 15 days...Could someone with knowledge of the weather that time of year, the ship, the itinerary and the ports give us some input and advice. This will our first travel out of the North America and Central America Regions...yes, we are rookies! Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Be sure to read reviews in the actual review section of Cruise Critic of that itinerary and ship. Those are extremely helpful. We loved our transatlantic! You will have a great time!

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we are getting out of our "Caribbean Cruise" comfort zone and planning a transatlantic crossing on the Silhouette that begins in Rome, with ports of call in Provence France,Barcelona and Palma De Mallorca Spain and the Canary Islands...seemed like a great price for 15 days...Could someone with knowledge of the weather that time of year, the ship, the itinerary and the ports give us some input and advice. This will our first travel out of the North America and Central America Regions...yes, we are rookies! Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Since it's almost exactly a year away check the weather this year. Might be the same, might be different. I have taken that route several times and found it to be sunny and comfortable and cold and rainy. Who really can predict this far out? Nice ports of call for your first TA.

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we are getting out of our "Caribbean Cruise" comfort zone and planning a transatlantic crossing on the Silhouette that begins in Rome, with ports of call in Provence France,Barcelona and Palma De Mallorca Spain and the Canary Islands...seemed like a great price for 15 days...Could someone with knowledge of the weather that time of year, the ship, the itinerary and the ports give us some input and advice. This will our first travel out of the North America and Central America Regions...yes, we are rookies! Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

We are on that cruise too. This will be our 4th TA.:D

 

We have friends of ours that are on a TA that leaves Rome on the 1st this year. The weather so far in Rome has been very nice with temps in the upper 60's and sunny. The weather can be unpredictable that time of year, but once you get out of the Med the weather gets nicer as you head west.

 

The ports on this cruise are very interesting. We have a very active roll call for this cruise and you can ask your questions and get advice there.

 

Looking forward to meeting you.

 

Dave

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we are getting out of our "Caribbean Cruise" comfort zone and planning a transatlantic crossing on the Silhouette that begins in Rome, with ports of call in Provence France,Barcelona and Palma De Mallorca Spain and the Canary Islands...seemed like a great price for 15 days...Could someone with knowledge of the weather that time of year, the ship, the itinerary and the ports give us some input and advice. This will our first travel out of the North America and Central America Regions...yes, we are rookies! Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

We love transatlantics.

We love the Silhouette.

That's a great itinerary, especially for a TA.

As for weather, could be warm and sunny, could be cool and rainy, or a bit of both.

 

Enjoy your cruise!

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we are getting out of our "Caribbean Cruise" comfort zone and planning a transatlantic crossing on the Silhouette that begins in Rome, with ports of call in Provence France,Barcelona and Palma De Mallorca Spain and the Canary Islands...seemed like a great price for 15 days...Could someone with knowledge of the weather that time of year, the ship, the itinerary and the ports give us some input and advice. This will our first travel out of the North America and Central America Regions...yes, we are rookies! Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Hi, there!

 

We, too, have booked this sailing and sailed on virtually the same itin last year (except that Palma has been swapped out for Genoa :) ). The 2012 TA sailed on 12/1 and it was a bit nippy for us Floridians; we are happy that the 2014 departure will be a month earlier on 11/1, which should be a bit milder - however, one never knows. We pack to layer clothing, just in case!

 

The Silhouette is a wonderful ship - excellent staff and service! Only bad thing is we have to wait a year to sail on this TA :) !!

 

As 'celebritydave' said, please come check out our active Roll Call! Lots of nice peeps and good information! Hope you'll join us!!

 

Jill

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ok...thanks for the info...just made my deposit...we'll be out of our comfort zone but are very excited to go on this cruise...:cool:

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ok...thanks for the info...just made my deposit...we'll be out of our comfort zone but are very excited to go on this cruise...:cool:

 

Don't worry about being out of your comfort zone, you will have a lot of experienced cruisers to help you out :D

 

Dave

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