Originally posted by cougarca:
We have never cruised before and are going on the 11 day western caribbean on March 11/07. How is the weather in New York and is the ocean very rough that time of year?
Winds cause most rough seas. It can be windy anytime and anywhere in the world. Likewise, the wind and seas can be calm anytime and anywhere in the world. Although the odds can change.
New York cruises are often longer cruises. The longer the cruise, the odds of having one rough seas day increases proportionally.
Weather systems during the winter months move faster. Therefore on a typical week long cruise, the chances you will be sailing through a cold front increases.
So, pack your favorite anti-seasickness measures. After all, you will eventually sail in rough seas, if not this time, you're next.