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Just booked Presidents Week 2020  8 day cruise on Anthem (Feb 15) out of NJ.

besides snow on day 1, what can I expect in terms of weather and outdoor activities on day 2 and 3 heading towards Florida and then the Bahamas

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You will probably be onboard with a ton of kids and teachers. They have a week break around that time. We went that week last year. Fun crowd and the kids were all well behaved. Cold as heck for a couple days, then sun and warm blue skies. Not a ton of outdoor activities but a lot inside.

 

Enjoy!

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7 hours ago, Krazyfuntimes said:

You will probably be onboard with a ton of kids and teachers. They have a week break around that time. We went that week last year. Fun crowd and the kids were all well behaved. Cold as heck for a couple days, then sun and warm blue skies. Not a ton of outdoor activities but a lot inside.

 

Enjoy!

I was hoping that day 2 might be warm enough for pool/shorts, but it sounds like that may not be the case.

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14 minutes ago, Overtyme said:

I was hoping that day 2 might be warm enough for pool/shorts, but it sounds like that may not be the case.

 

Later on day 2 you can likely wear shorts outside if you are a northerner.  As far as pools, Anthem has both a Solarium pool and an indoor family pool, so you can swim day 1 if you want.

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15 minutes ago, Overtyme said:

I was hoping that day 2 might be warm enough for pool/shorts, but it sounds like that may not be the case.

 

Anthem has an indoor pool for this reason. Also, the solarium (adults only) is indoor. Once you're in warmer weather, you can then move to the outdoor pool if you so wish.

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2 minutes ago, dam64 said:

We are cruising the March 3 sailing 12 days is the weather a bit warmer on the second sea day?

 

Chances are it will be warmer, but you can never tell for sure.  As folks have said, Anthem has a lot of large indoor spaces with great views - Solarium, indoor pool, 270, and Seaplex.  

 

Just be sure to wear adequate winter clothing when you board.  In March you could really need it for either embarkation or debarkation.  No reason to miss the thrill of sailing under the Verrazano Bridge because you didn’t bring the right gear.

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Just got back from the holiday cruise on Anthem:

 

  • It was around mid 40s for the first couple of days and with windy weather, they closed the outdoor pools but the indoor ones are fine. Crowded like sardines since it was during break so expect that as well since February is mid-winter break in NY/NJ. 
  • Florida was around 60s when we arrived, expect similar weather in February (close to low 70s)
  • We were unlucky and got really heavy winds throughout the whole trip, which diverged from CocoCay and ended up spending two days in Nassau with heavy clouds and windy which wasn't entirely fun since you couldn't lay down on the beach without sand smacking against you and the water was too cold to really enjoy. I would advise to explore excursions (like Atlantis) as backup
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Forecast for Feb 15 - suggests that temps in Orlando Florida are in the mid 70’s and in the upper 70’s to low 80’s.

found some cruise compasses online for Nassau for Feb which shows date and temp and was consistent with this.

At that time of year, anything can happen, but here’s hoping!!

also hoping that we’re not packed like sardines, but it is Winter break!

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