Ok, for you sailors who have gone thru the canal before and around this time of year, what type of weather will I be having? Warm, sorta warm, hot? Just thinking about packing and need a little information.
I've sailed into the Canal on a Christmas - New Years week cruise before. We were hit by a very large winter storm that made its way south. We had to alter our itinerary and our course and run north into the swells for almost two days. The water was quite rough and the winds were probably in excess of 30 knots during that period of time but it never got really cold. It was just a little cooler than the norms. Always take a least a heavy sweat shirt, sweater, or lined wind breaker when on the seas. Going through the Canal is a fascinating experience. Enjoy your cruise.....Rick & Jenny