We have been doing TA's each of the last 5 years and have mostly had good weather.Good being in the 60-70 range. You will be traveling east which means the same as the weather. If it starts out nice it should stay that way but if it starts raining you will be following it .It normaly does'nt warm up until the Med but you will be turning north toward the UK. We are taking the Jewel TA back on Aug 31 so take good care of it for us. I have never gotten off early so no advice there but what a great way to see Euorpe and the Euro is as low as we have seen it. I wish we would of cashed ours in before departing last time. The solarium pool and the hot tubs will be popular spots on this sailing. Best wishes...