Hey, Italcruiser. I'm still trying to convince hubby to let us go on this cruise.
As for the water temp, I posted the following in another thread:
Weather.com has a neat site that shows you the water temps: http://wxch.nl/HpfWCS Just select one of the Caribbean options. Here's the image I just generated for Gulf/Caribbean Sea Surface Temperatures:
In comparison, the pool at the Y where I go swimming keeps the water at 82 degrees.
Not sure what the winter water temps will be like, but Weather.com may have an "almanac" with typical highs/lows.
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