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Singleton - Answered a Question by Life (09 Feb 08 19:12)

We have sailed the transatlantic quite a few times with various cruise companies. The weather has always been good, smooth crossing and lots of sunshine.

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Gledhill - Answered a Question by Life (08 Feb 08 20:54)

We found that the ladies on Fred Olsen liked their trousers & sparkly tops & could use them on formal/smart-casual nights so no problem there. Italy could be under the desired 70 degrees so a "layered look" is always a safe bet. My wife likes her gilets to wear with long/short sleeves to give extra warmth if needed. Fred Olsen had nice white hooded tops in the Anderson duty free shop on board.You can also buy a neat pacamac there. You will be going from hot to warm to possibly cooler. Bria.

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gunn - Answered a Question by Life (09 Feb 08 09:09)

The weather in Miami will be pleasantly warm during the daytime, so no problems here. The crossing may be a little bit wobbly at times, but generally it should not be to bad, for although the ship is small, she rides the waves quite well. Fred Olsen dress code is very good, and as most passengers are british, the dress code remains the same for the full evening, and again, the ladies enjoy dressing up, so informal evenings will give you the opportunity to wear your best, my wife certainly enjoys dressing in her sparkling tops. Most of the gentlemen too will be nicely dressed on both formal and informal nights, and even on casual nights you will be pleased to see many men in jacket and ties. Please enjoy your cruise, and i am sure Fred Olsen will look after you very well.

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Stanbury - Answered a Question by Life (09 Feb 08 10:01)

No probs. with sparkly tops etc. Fred Olsen's dress code is the usual, formal, smart casual and informal. Ladies can dress up or down for 'informal'; please yourself. A couple of years ago we cruised from Barbados to Barcelona during the first half of April and the weather was glorious. The sea was calm and we spent most of our time on deck in the sun. Lovely. In Barcelona, which hadn't really warmed up, it was still just right for sightseeing in T shirts. Just take a light jacket with you when on shore at the Europe end, just in case. Enjoy your cruise. We did as the weather was just right. Not too hot for getting out and about.

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Vincent - Answered a Question by Life (09 Feb 08 21:57)

Hello Wales. I have just seen the news item that you are taking a Caribbean cruise but it didn't mention Fred Olsen. I'm sure Camilla can wear her sparkly tops anytime. Vincent, Susse.

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Macmillan - Answered a Question by Life (10 Feb 08 03:21)

Hi there, i have been on some cruise ships, and have noticed that the dining, on some nights is casual, unless stated other wise. but you also have another way, and that is to go casual,but not for the dining room, its for the evening buffet,so, if you want to relax,go casual, and if you want to dress up ,dress up, the choice is yours,it does not matter, you will have the experience of a lifetime.....enjoy..good luck,,,,isabel.

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Leake - Answered a Question by Life (11 Feb 08 11:37)

I have travelled Fred. Olsen quite a few times and the dress code is adhered to by the mostly British passengers (uou should recieve guidance on the number of frormal nights etc from Fred Olsen prior to departure). The weather should be mainly good although the temperature will drop from 28C to 24C once you leave the Caribbean Sea and fall slightly as you approach the Med but it certainly won't be cold although the Western Med can still be abit wet at that time of year if you are unlucky.

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Medhurst - Answered a Question by Life (14 Feb 08 11:09)

I take it that you are booked on the Balmoral. Travelling to Miami,Port Canaveral,Bahamas. these ports one can expect warm to hot weather. The transatlantic voyage should be nice, but be prepared for stiff breezes and cooler evenings outside.Then its on to the Azores and Maderia, where you should find warm spring like days, maybe with a shower of rain.The rest of the trip should be warm and maybe a little breezy. What ever you pack in evening wear, you will use.You will find that you will be travelling with gentlemen who think that its correct to put on a jacket & tie for dinner and ladies who like to dress up, but not over the top.Don't forget to pack sun cream,sun clothes and a pacamac, but remember your weight allowance on the flights, will only be 23 or 25kgs and evening clothes can weigh alot. I'm sure that you will have a lovely time and we hope to meet up with you some time onboard. Regards Michael.

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