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We are considering a Western Caribbean RCCL cruise out of Galveston on Dec. 30. We have never cruised at this time of year and never gone out of Galveston. I'm a little concerned that it will not be warm enough. We will have 3 young children and want it to be warm enough for them to enjoy the pools and slides every day. I checked the weather in Cozumel and it shows 81/82 for January. Has anyone ever cruised in January and was it warm enough to swim everyday? What about on sea days when you're cruising and a little breezy?

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I would figure on cool weather at times. We had a balcony in feb, i had a fleece jacket with hood, wound up wrapped up in a towel over that in order to enjoy balcony, my number one pleasure on cruise. I now don't cruise past Oct or before late March. Just personal preference.

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Cool depends on where you’re from. We are from Iowa and it seemed cool the first day and a couple evenings, but most of the time it was beautiful. January is my favorite time to cruise. Our 4 yr old GS swam every day.



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We have cruised out of Galveston a number of times in late fall/early winter. First, we love Galveston and find it a very friendly place to visit. It can be cool necessitating a light / medium jacket for most ( I, however, am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I wear shorts and a long sleeve shirt. ) The temperature is simply something you tolerate while having a great experience. The temperature in mid/late December through probably mid February can create an issue other than comfort. Namely, FOG. If you are flying into IAH or Hobby ( we always use Hobby ) you might want to consider formulating a "Plan B" in case the ship is late returning to port. We have been fortunate but it is not unusual to see significant delays. Just my humble opinion.

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Our first cruise was out of Galveston. We were cold the first day and the last day with 5 warm days in-between. Ever since then we've flown to Puerto Rico to start our cruises. From there every day is nice and warm.

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