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The Caribbean in in April/May is perfect timing weatherwise. Probably the best time of the year......Wilba.
Hi, you are in for a treat, i have cruised twice with rci, its so relaxed and fun, u wll never book a land hol again. I have cruised in april and may, the med will be lovely, u r off the ship all day every day anyway as soon as it docks you r dying to explore (code for shop) ... Its no fun sightseeing when its 100 degrees...
Go for the best price, and do as much as u can coz when night time comes u will be feed and entertained all night long.
We did the Southern Caribbean April 2008, on Serenade of the Seas and everything was superb. One day had a bit of rain in St Lucia but did not amount to much. Otherwise up in the 70's and sunny. Heading out to Western Caribbean this April and according to web sites can expect much the same this year.
Sorry, missed the bit about Eastern Med, we did this End of May / Early June 2007 on Voyager of the Seas. Weather on land based excursions was fine, dry and sunny on most days but: 1 Could not dock in Livorno for Pias / Florence due to wind conditions for entering and leaving the port so missed out on that stop. 2 It rained some what on the stop in Cittivechia for Rome most of the day. On board during sailing was a bit cool obviously but warm and sunny most of the time. If you are looking for good weather personally at that time of year I would look towards the Caribbean rather than Europe.
Thanks very much for all your advice. We have just booked the Caribbean trip and can't wait.