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I'm getting clothes together for a 12/1 cruise on Oosterdam.  In general are the public rooms on the cooler or warmer side?  I don't want to pack evening blouses with long sleeves if I'm going to roast.  Thanks for any input.

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My wife found the public areas a little on the cool side last month when we were on the Oosterdam but she feels that the majority of HAL ships are on the cool side. 

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I go for short sleeves and take a pashmina.  Of course the stateroom always seems to be on the warm side and adjusting the temp. makes no difference!

Karen

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I always pack my one long cashmere stole to to carry with me onboard once I get a feel for the public room temperatures. Don't forget staff comfort while they are working is important too, esp in the main dining room.  They will want it more on the cool side, but regular clothes are usually just fine - don't dress for hot outdoor temperatures while being inside the ship.

 

 There are also cool spots in the showroom where the ventilation comes in from I guess the ceiling - learn to spot and avoid those.  Ongoing joke was the coolness of the Wajang on our last Maasdam cruise - people were actually bringing their lap rugs to the movies.  The ship shops also sell cover-ups if you don't have the right things packed. Or pick up something cheap on shore - great souvenir. 

 

We have never had problems adjusting cabin temperature - but it does  take a while before you notice the effect. And the range of "official" cabin temperatures may be higher than one's own personal preferences when it is really hot outdoors - they think 75 degrees is normal; not 68 degrees for cabin temperatures. which others may prefer.

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There is no telling what any area of the ship will feel like. As others have said, have a cover-up available if the room is cold to you.

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Thanks all for the input.  I know cool and warm are subjective, so I guess the best way to deal with it is a wrap as suggested or layers.  I'm so looking forward to this trip that I can adjust to anything.  Thanks again.

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On our recent (3 weeks ago) cruise on the Zuiderdam, the cabin temps varied alot.  We never did figure out how to make the thermostat work correctly.  Hot - Cold - Hot, etc.  Never experienced this variance on other HAL ships.

 

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On all Vista and Signature Class vessels, the Explorers Lounge and Lincoln Centre Stage is a real fridge! Especially next to the wall painting.

on the same ships, Fincantieri had the “great” idea to put the airconditioning vents right over the bed, resulting in a constant wind blowing into ones face. 

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We have found temperatures on all HAL ships to be all over the board.  So I always take a shawl with me.

 

There have been times when we walked through the Explorer's Lounge and it was like an ice berg -- got to the Ocean Bar and it was warm.

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It's been awhile since I spent 32 days on Oosterdam, but then I found that in the Main Stage there were different climatic zones.  the further down you went toward the stage, the colder it got.  EM

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3 minutes ago, Essiesmom said:

the further down you went toward the stage, the colder it got.

 

Cold air sinks. Hot air rises. :classic_cool:

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1 hour ago, Despegue said:

On all Vista and Signature Class vessels . . . Fincantieri had the “great” idea to put the airconditioning vents right over the bed, resulting in a constant wind blowing into ones face. 

Oh no!!! We will be sailing on Zuiderdam next year.  Any cold air blowing on my head makes me sick, medically.  Sometimes a sinus infection.   I was miserable from the same thing on a celebrity cruise many years ago.  At least I've now been forewarned.  Except . . . this did not happen  on The a Nieuw Amsterdam earlier this year. Air blew out somewhere else, or I would have been ill.  Hmmmm.......

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2 hours ago, Despegue said:

On all Vista and Signature Class vessels ... Fincantieri had the “great” idea to put the airconditioning vents right over the bed, resulting in a constant wind blowing into ones face. 

 

Fincantieri didn't design or make the staterooms. They just installed them.

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6 minutes ago, Bill B said:

 

Fincantieri didn't design or make the staterooms. They just installed them.

 

Fincantieri does design and build cabins actually, in coöperation with the client obviously. 

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There are two ventilation features I notice in the cabins on the older, smaller ships.

 

One shallow rectangular box in the center of the ceiling between  the seating are and the bed and definitely not directly over the bed. And some venting panels up high on the end of the cabin wall next to the closet and entry foyer, also not directly over the bed.

 

Don't know which one does what, but we have never noticed any air blasting directly at the bed. 

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Of course, it's totally up to you, and any packing recommendations from us would be moot.

 

My DW is 'always cold', even in the Mexican Riviera, and I'm 'always hot'.

 

So what is one to do?  Hmmmmm...:classic_huh:

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4 hours ago, Walfam said:

Oh no!!! We will be sailing on Zuiderdam next year.  Any cold air blowing on my head makes me sick, medically.  Sometimes a sinus infection.   I was miserable from the same thing on a celebrity cruise many years ago.  At least I've now been forewarned.  Except . . . this did not happen  on The a Nieuw Amsterdam earlier this year. Air blew out somewhere else, or I would have been ill.  Hmmmm.......

 

Personally, I wouldn't stress it over it too much.. :classic_smile:

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I just spent 26 days on the O and it seemed every where was cold until you walked passed a HOT blast. Then you couldn't find it.

Seems the thermostat in our room was worthless. A steady rotation of blowing hot and then blowing cold. No in between. Constant!

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