Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Recommended Posts

I know that Mother Nature can be fickle, but what can I  expect the weather to be for my April, 2019 transatlantic (Fort Lauderdale, Azores, Cork, Bruge, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen).

 

Will the first 6 days at sea be warm enough for the pool?

 

I assume it will be jeans and shirts for the other ports and I will be bringing a rain coat, maybe a light jacket.

 

Any suggestions or past experience would be very helpful

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, mduffy1834 said:

I know that Mother Nature can be fickle, but what can I  expect the weather to be for my April, 2019 transatlantic (Fort Lauderdale, Azores, Cork, Bruge, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen).

 

Will the first 6 days at sea be warm enough for the pool?

 

I assume it will be jeans and shirts for the other ports and I will be bringing a rain coat, maybe a light jacket.

 

Any suggestions or past experience would be very helpful

 

Thanks

I believe that there is a good chance that it will be warm enough for the pool.  Especially since you will be coming ( I assume) from MA.  We have done the trip a couple of times and if I recall correctly weather was very pleasant all the way to the Azores, and not bad after that.

 

 If this is on the Serenade, we may run into each other, as we are also on that TA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We did the reverse last September. We had cool, but pleasant weather in Amsterdam and Ireland, warm in the Azores and a very pleasant crossing. Not warm enough for us for the pool until we were close to Florida, but we are from Arizona. 

 

We had, 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic with us, but the Captain kept us safe and in pretty calm Seas for the most part. However, on the spring TA in 2018 they missed a couple of Ireland ports due to storms, so you can never tell. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep in mind that the weather you are coming from may influence your perspective of the weather you are traveling to!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mduffy1834 said:

I know that Mother Nature can be fickle, but what can I  expect the weather to be for my April, 2019 transatlantic (Fort Lauderdale, Azores, Cork, Bruge, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen).

 

Will the first 6 days at sea be warm enough for the pool?

 

I assume it will be jeans and shirts for the other ports and I will be bringing a rain coat, maybe a light jacket.

 

Any suggestions or past experience would be very helpful

 

Thanks

We did that TA last year, the only bad day of weather we had was in France, our day in Normandy was cold, drizzling rain but we still had a good time.  The crossing itself was mild weather. Ireland was a gorgeous, sunny day and both Brugge and Amsterdam were sunny and warm. It was a great cruise.

 

Sherri🙂

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies - we are actually in our second year as snowbirds, so we have been very warm all winter.  We are on the Serenade and just love this ship (been on her about 5 times).  Will plan for warm and cool climates and bring my raincoat.  If it is sunny and 60, that is shorts weather, maybe with a sweater.  Hearty New Englander always.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sailed Miami to Barcelona in April and the weather was glorious! One day the Captain said we would be hitting large waves over night and to secure everything. But he must have steered around them as it was smooth sailing the whole way, and that was on a much smaller ship, NCL Spirit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m curious to watch what your weather will be like. We are on the Anthem transatlantic in April 2020 and just received an email that Halifax has been canceled and that Azores and France have altered times due to unpredictable winter weather. 

 

 
ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING TRAVELS
 

 

Dear Guest,

Thank you choosing to sail with us on our April 12th, 2020, Transatlantic Anthem of the Seas cruise. We are reaching out to let you know that regrettably, we have an itinerary change to share.

At times, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean during the winter months can increase ship movement. As a precautionary measure and to ensure your safety and comfort, we’ve made the decision to give ourselves more time for the crossing so that we can steer around any unfavorable weather as necessary and still make our itinerary. As a result, our visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia will now be replaced with a day at sea. Our time in Ponta Delgada, Azores will also be adjusted to 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and our arrival time into Paris (Le Havre), France will now be 8:00 AM. We are sorry for these changes; however, your safety and comfort are our number one priority. Below, please find our updated itinerary.

Day

Port of Call

Arrive

Depart

Sun

Cape Liberty, New Jersey

 

5:00 PM

Mon

Cruising

 

 

Tue

Cruising

 

 

Wed

Cruising

 

 

Thu

Cruising

 

 

Fri

Cruising

 

 

Sat

Ponta Delgada, Azores

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

Sun

Cruising

 

 

Mon

Cruising

 

 

Tue

Cork (Cobh), Ireland

10:00 AM

8:00 PM

Wed

Cruising

 

 

Thu

Paris (Le Havre), France

8:00 AM

8:00 PM

Fri

Southampton, England

5:30 AM

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, KelJ said:

As a result, our visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia will now be replaced with a day at sea.

What a pile of hooey!!!  Did RCI recently discover that the weather in the North Atlantic can be rough?  More to this itinerary change than the comfort of the passengers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We too are on Anthems TA in April 2020,I agree with d9704011,surely RCI knew what time of year it was when they scheduled it origionally,can't help feeling the fact that we were due in Halifax on April 14th & the anniversary of Titanics' sinking is April 15th somehow has something to do with it,either way it certainly has spoiled the cruise big style,we were really looking forward to the stop in Halifax,we have already been to Ponta Delgada & can visit Ireland & France anytime from here in the UK,not happy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are also on the 2020 crossing and missing Halifax is a disappointment but there are several other cruises that go to this port.  I like that Royal is keeping our safety as their main concern.  Hope you enjoy this cruise even with the change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/13/2019 at 7:53 PM, shippmates said:

We are also on the 2020 crossing and missing Halifax is a disappointment but there are several other cruises that go to this port.  I like that Royal is keeping our safety as their main concern.  Hope you enjoy this cruise even with the change.

Sorry I really can't believe this has anything to do with safety,as excuses go it is so poor & unnacceptable IMO.

The Atlantic can be rough at any time of year,if we believe RCI cruises will be banned from crossing it completely on Health & Safety grounds,laughable!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/15/2019 at 7:01 AM, snaefell said:

Sorry I really can't believe this has anything to do with safety,as excuses go it is so poor & unnacceptable IMO.

The Atlantic can be rough at any time of year,if we believe RCI cruises will be banned from crossing it completely on Health & Safety grounds,laughable!

Except now they will be able to take the Southern route and much better weather.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, FLACRUISER99 said:

Except now they will be able to take the Southern route and much better weather.

Well, maybe.  Except now, people who thought they booked a cruise with a stop in Halifax won’t get anywhere near Nova Scotia.  Maybe RCI shouldn’t leave sight of land and a safe harbour in case the weather and seas become uncomfortable.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The trouble there is nobody knows where or when the weather will be better or worse,in theory it should be on a more southerly route but things don't always work out that way!

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 Destination Awards
      • Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo invites you to #CrewUpWithWomen
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • 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...