Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
CruiseDuo12

Weather Cruising to Nassau

Recommended Posts

I recently moved from California to North Carolina so we moved our cruise to leave out of Charleston, SC. We leave on 1/27 from Charleston to Nassau on a 4 day cruise. From what I can gather from reading online, it doesn't seem like I will be spending much time sunbathing on the Lido deck. 

 

I have never been on a cruise where the weather was not hot and sunny the whole time. Who has cruise to Nassau from Charleston in January before? What should I expect for weather? I am assuming not super warm (but not cold) and overcast. Any tips other than pack a jacket?

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Accuweather tells me to expect high 40's, low 50's in late Jan in Charleston.  https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/charleston-sc/29401/january-weather/330678

 

It looks like the weather in Nassau will be in the middle 70's.  Water will probably be about the same temp.  

 

https://www.accuweather.com/en/bs/nassau/30072/january-weather/30072

 

EM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The above post is pretty much what the weather SHOULD be like, but we have been in Nassau in Jan/Feb and it's only been in the 60's and quite breezy and other times when it's been  around 80.  It's fairly close to the east coat of Fla, and if a cold front moves in, then it might be a bit chilly than  "normal". As is the case with anywhere, it's hard to predict and guarantee the weather more than a few days out. (And sometimes that's not even accurate)

Edited by marco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep in mind that the Bahamas are only 100 miles or so off the coast of southern FL, so the weather there will be similar to FL at any time during the year. That wold not be a destination I would plan at that time of year if hot weather is the goal.  The weather indicated by EM is correct and while Nassau will be pleasant, Charleston will be somewhat cool.  Most US based winter cruise destinations are to the Caribbean for the hot weather.

Edited by leaveitallbehind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

 

You could very easily have warm sunny weather for your trip. In fact more likely than the opposite. However, if you want any certainty of it being warm, you need to go at least as far as the Caribbean. (South of Cuba)

 

have a great cruise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Nic6318 said:

Hi

 

You could very easily have warm sunny weather for your trip. In fact more likely than the opposite. However, if you want any certainty of it being warm, you need to go at least as far as the Caribbean. (South of Cuba)

 

have a great cruise

Until late April into May, Nassau weather can be very 'iffy'  it is often like Miami's weather which also can  be cool/  cold or  glorious

Good luck, you may hit it right.  Have a great cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Sea water temperature off southeast Florida and the Bahamas in January is usually in low seventies; so unless there is a cold fron in the area, you should expect temps in 70’s to 80 for much of your cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's Florida weather....it will probably be ok to sun....might not be warm enough to need to get wet.  Suits me fine!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check the forecast about 10 minutes before you close you bags. Then make sure you have yourself properly dressed.

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • 2019 Cruisers' Choice Awards
      • NCL Sail-Away Giveaway Sweepstakes - Win a 7-Day Cruise on Norwegian Joy!
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Community Contests
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...