Posted February 6th, 2009, 02:09 PM
We went last May and totally lucked out! It was cold going across the North Sea the first 2 days. Usually the ship gives out towels at the pool, but these days they were handing out wool blankets. Yes, people were laying at the pool wrapped in wool blankets. I guess if sitting at a pool makes you feel like you are on a cruise, then go for it!
The rest of the time was wonderful - 75 in St. Pete's, 70's in several other places. Until we hit Stockholm, the temps dropped and the wind picked up. We were freezing in the late afternoon - probably 40's plus wind.
We packed a pair of thermals for the chance of cold days and they don't take up much room in the suitcase. Then we just planned on layers - turtlenecks, a couple of sweaters and then 2 types of jackets - lighter rain jacket and heavier fleece type. I also had a pair of gloves and hat just in case.