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    Hi all
    I am off on a Norweigan Fiords cruise soon,,I have just had a look at the long range weather forecast,it gives rain every single day.

    Would this really have you distressed or would you take it in your stride.

    As I have been to the Fiords twice and this is a filler cruise before a later cruise to the Med,,I'm not too concerned,although I have booked a trip to the Birksdal Glacier via coach and troll car,so the wet gear may come out.

    If I was on a land holiday I might have been a bit peeved,but on a cruise ship I can relax and enjoy the ship and scenery.

    JC
    Last edited by jc, liverpool; 9th August 2018, 04:53 PM.
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

    #2
    It would worry us as it’s nice to wander around without an umbrella. Bars, dining rooms and coffee shops also become busier too as everyone wants to be inside. As you know, the weather reports are very inaccurate at the best of times, so hopefully, you’re weather forecast will change

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      #3
      I went on a Baltic cruise at the end of June and had such a dilemma about what to pack. Differing advice from several sources - warm clothes, raincoats, layers..the list went on. As it turned out they, too, were sharing the hot spell and we had a scorching time with the exception of Tallinn when it blew a gale and poured. As I see it I would pack for wet weather and if it is dry that's a bonus. Nobody ever melted in rain!

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        #4
        March, the Med, and it hammered it down every day except the day we docked in Malta.

        Thank goodness it was our first ever MSC but we were in YC. At least we had the fun of enjoying the facilities and a huge ship to explore but it definitely coloured how we felt about the cruise.We came home feeling we had enjoyed it but not as much as other trips.

        In contrast Baltic in May and sunny weather everyday and it helped make one of our best cruises ever...Carol

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          #5
          I must admit I do feel aggrieved if the weather prevents me going ashore as I cruise for the destination not the ship. I must admit though, I have been lucky in the fact that in hundreds of cruise stops I can probably count on one hand the times that intense rain has made it futile to leave the ship.

          There has been a number times the ship has not been able to dock or tender for weather reasons, but I cope with that better than docking then trapped by heavy rain.

          Long range forecasts are little more than a best guess, so there is a good chance it will change one way or the other.............Wilba
          Wilba

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            #6
            The weather doesn't bother me one bit. Last year we had heavy rain in Japan and this year we didn't. No problem either way. In Alaska it was beautiful, but it would it have bothered us if it had been wet. In places like Barcelona if it rains, we stay in board.

            I'm reminded of a conversation with a Norwegian friend who lives in Bergen (known for rain). I said in six visits it had only rained once. His reply was "Judith, I do not believe you".

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              #7
              It is annoying if it rains, but can't be helped, just take a brolly. Funnily enough when the weather is not great in the Fjords you can get some stunning pictures. Enjoy .................................................. ........................Carol



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                #8
                I like sunshine and hate getting wet in the rain. We have been known to stay on board if the weather is not good if it is port we have been to before. If it was somewhere we really wanted to see I would have a look around whatever the weather but not my idea of fun wandering around in cold wet weather. We had glorious weather in Eastbourne last week. The walk we did along the cliffs from Birtling Gap to Beachy Head was fabulous. The scenery was just stunning in the sun. I cant imagine I would have enjoyed it trudging along in the rain with a gale blowing.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                  I have just had a look at the long range weather forecast,it gives rain every single day.

                  Would this really have you distressed or would you take it in your stride.
                  The phrase "Long Range Forecast" means "Guess"! They are rarely accurate.

                  It WILL NOT rain all day, everyday, that's very unlikely. Take a range of clothing and just make the best of it.
                  See my cruise blog: HERE

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                    Hi all
                    I am off on a Norweigan Fiords cruise soon,,I have just had a look at the long range weather forecast,it gives rain every single day.

                    Would this really have you distressed or would you take it in your stride.

                    As I have been to the Fiords twice and this is a filler cruise before a later cruise to the Med,,I'm not too concerned,although I have booked a trip to the Birksdal Glacier via coach and troll car,so the wet gear may come out.

                    If I was on a land holiday I might have been a bit peeved,but on a cruise ship I can relax and enjoy the ship and scenery.

                    JC
                    Hi JC

                    If I booked a cruise in a region of the world where the weather can be unpredictable, inclement weather would not bother me.

                    Annie

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                      #11
                      We are not too bothered about the weather and don't mind the rain, although I'm not that bothered about going ashore if it's a port I've been to before and there is a gale blowing.

                      We returned yesterday from a cruise that took us from Dover to Dublin, Isle of Skye, Orkneys and Edinburgh. It rained in Dublin (doesn't it always?) but the rest of the cruise stayed dry and was much cooler than home was when we left, which was welcome.

                      Next February we are going to Norway to hopefully see the Northern Lights. I have plenty of cold weather clothes but am wondering if I should buy some boots that are suitable for deep snow.

                      We never book a cruise to the Med for a sunshine holiday because we have been to most of the ports many times before.
                      Last edited by Smith7; 9th August 2018, 07:46 PM.
                      Jill

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                        #12
                        I think Malcolm could have a valid point. Fingers crossed that the weather turns out better than expected. I bet you will have a great time. It's my favourite cruise area. Beryl

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                          #13
                          When we went to Norway and Alaska, we had no great expectations of the weather, but actually it was pretty good. However, our cruises these days are in search of the sun, so times of travel and destinations are chosen accordingly. That being so, I would be pretty peeved if it turned out to be poor. To be honest, I don't know what I'd do with myself on board ship for a couple of weeks in cold wet weather.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by PeterM, Southwell View Post
                            When we went to Norway and Alaska, we had no great expectations of the weather, but actually it was pretty good. However, our cruises these days are in search of the sun, so times of travel and destinations are chosen accordingly. That being so, I would be pretty peeved if it turned out to be poor. To be honest, I don't know what I'd do with myself on board ship for a couple of weeks in cold wet weather.
                            Keeping busy on a colder weather cruise ship can be a challenge.

                            Azamara were very good. On 2 Celebrity cruises with 'iffy' weather, one activities team were b****y awful and the other was excellent.

                            Annie

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                              Hi all
                              I am off on a Norweigan Fiords cruise soon,,I have just had a look at the long range weather forecast,it gives rain every single day.

                              Would this really have you distressed or would you take it in your stride.

                              As I have been to the Fiords twice and this is a filler cruise before a later cruise to the Med,,I'm not too concerned,although I have booked a trip to the Birksdal Glacier via coach and troll car,so the wet gear may come out.

                              If I was on a land holiday I might have been a bit peeved,but on a cruise ship I can relax and enjoy the ship and scenery.

                              JC

                              Hi JC

                              On our cruise to Norway we had great weather, according to ships Captain some of the best he had seen..

                              At the moment Western Norway has been enjoying a month of the warmest (sunny) weather for over 100 years according to the person who has just posted this video of the Valurfossen waterfall on You-Tube.

                              https://youtu.be/tt5njUV1c50
                              Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 9th August 2018, 10:18 PM.
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