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Going on my first Mexican cruise in a few days, I'm just curious how cold it gets at night on the ship. Is it necessary to pack multiple hoodies or am I just over packing? 

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Maybe.

 

Interior spaces can be chilly.  Also, on deck, in the evening, with the wind.

 

My SO carries and wears scarves every evening.

 

Multiple hoodies is overdoing it a bit.

 

One, or a sweater or scarf, or even heavy shirt should do.

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As SRF said it might be chilly in some inside spaces or topside. DW packs a light sweater that goes with everything (she tends to get colder more than I do).

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11 hours ago, hockey072 said:

Going on my first Mexican cruise in a few days, I'm just curious how cold it gets at night on the ship. Is it necessary to pack multiple hoodies or am I just over packing? 

 

Yes, you're over-packing :classic_tongue:

 

But the aircon on ships is often too cool, esp. in dining rooms.

So something like a sweater or pashmina. As the evening wears on the number of folk in the dining room tends to warm the place up.

Yes, out on deck the evenings are cool - but I find that refreshing.

 

So take something warm, but skip the heavy stuff.

 

Just MHO as always.

 

JB :classic_smile:

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we bring a hoodie/cardigan for indoor and outdoor use on Caribbean cruises. Sometimes MDR/buffet/theater is freezing cold, and it's always windy and cold-ish on upper decks after the sun goes down and the ship is really moving.

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Using Cozumel as the example, November temperatures average 84 degress F in the day and 73 degrees F in the night, so use that as a guide for the outside air.  The AC inside will naturally be cool to accommodate, for instance, 1,000 people in the same room for dinner.  Having something with you to be sure would be good idea, but I would not think you need multiple - that would be over packing IMO. 

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I usually cruise the Caribbean and at various times of year. As a rule of thumb, I always pack one light sweater/cardigan that goes with pretty much everything in case the AC gets chilly. I rarely end up needing it, but would rather have and not need than need and not have 🙂 I'd say multiple isn't necessary! Enjoy your cruise. 

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22 hours ago, hockey072 said:

Going on my first Mexican cruise in a few days, I'm just curious how cold it gets at night on the ship. Is it necessary to pack multiple hoodies or am I just over packing? 

The interiors of ships are cool/cold. Bring sweaters and/or jackets. It can also be cool on the decks at night.

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I have never needed a sweater/jacket on a Caribbean cruise, but if you are sensitive to a/c a light shawl or jacket should be sufficient.

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You can probably bring 1 cardigan or light sweater just in case the night gets a little chilly. Most of the time indoor spaces tend to be cooler to compensate for the hot weather outside. 

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You might want a light sweater or a shawl if the ship is over-AC’ed - but not likely on deck — and why MULTIPLE hoodies, when one would be one too many on a cruise ship in a hot climate?

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As a woman, I always bring a black and white open sweater to put over dresses IR tops. I find the air conditioning in the dining room is chilly.  I bought mine at Amazon.  They mace many colors. 
enjoy your cruise!!

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23 hours ago, cruznjan said:

Bring sweaters and/or jackets.

I wouldn't say plurals 🙂  And notice that OP lives in Vancouver, BC, so not a wimp.

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17 hours ago, clo said:

I wouldn't say plurals 🙂  And notice that OP lives in Vancouver, BC, so not a wimp.

Call me a wimp, then. Some areas of ships are cold.

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On 10/31/2019 at 10:19 PM, hockey072 said:

Going on my first Mexican cruise in a few days, I'm just curious how cold it gets at night on the ship. Is it necessary to pack multiple hoodies or am I just over packing? 

I tend to feel cold on ships and pack several sweaters even in the Caribbean.

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8 hours ago, cruznjan said:

Call me a wimp, then. Some areas of ships are cold.

I've never been cold that I can remember 🙂 We turn our heat down to 50 when we go to bed (in winter) and up to 60 when we get up in the AM!

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I always find the dining room and theatres too chilly, so I pack 2-3 different colours of sweaters to wear in the evenings. The outside deck can be even cooler at night and breezy so a sweater is a must for me out there too. 

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I roll the dice and pack very light.  For any travel 5 days or less, I have one small backpack (like a middle school sized backpack) and that contains everything I'll usually need.  Obviously, that doesn't allow for much change of clothes or a formal attire.

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i am one of those people who gets cold easily. but i can take as much heat as you want. i am a true floridian. when i cruise, i take a hoodie for use inside (even during the day) beause it is often really cold w/ the AC. i pack a lighter nicer sweater for dinner time. they both get a LOT of use. but i am one of those people who is always cold. DH usually wears a hoodie on board (to save space packing it) and will use it occassionaly during the cruise, but not often (usually just at nice at the comedy club or theatre where you are seated . the one time he got a lot of use out of his hoodie was when we cruised to mexico/carribean at the end of january out of tampa. we happened to have a cold spell coming through when we were leaving and it was really chilly even when we were in puerto rico. but that was an unusual cold snap (generally florida will have about 21 days of winter spread out over 3 months).

so in general, a light sweater is usually a good choice. the same one for the whole cruise works fine.

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I packed a hoodie just in case and ended up not needing it, but it didn't create any problems since I was able to fit everything I needed for 8 days in a carry-on. Unless you're extremely pressed for space in your luggage, a hoodie won't hurt.

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I tend to get cold from one of my illnesses.I hate air conditioning.If I go to a public place like a theater in the summer I have to wear a heavy coat.People look at me like I am crazy and I often say I suffer from.....

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I always take a sweater or a shawl onto a cruise ship as I have found a couple of areas on the ship that are colder than other areas.

 

Always be prepared.

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There might be chilly areas on board the ship where the air com is really working well. Also at night on deck, if you are sailing there might be a breeze.

I always have 1 vest and a few scarfs with me. In your case, a hoodie would be fine, but only 1 is enough I think. And depending if you like to eat fancy and a hoodie is not appropriate, one nice sweater is needed.

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You won't need anything inside but on the open decks a sweater and/or light jacket is a good idea after the sun goes down

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I'm the opposite of CoW mAn.  I usually need something inside with the A/C, but usually find outside comfortable with the warm breeze even at night.

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