Hi there and thanks in advance! We are considering a 5 night Merrytime cruise out of NYC, early Dec 2017. We have embarked from Port Canaveral in the past, this would be our first time out of NYC. We loved of course the 'warm weather feel' of launching from Florida, but since we live in the Northeast, the convenience of leaving from NYC is very attractive! So I suppose my question is, will we still get a 'warm weather' feel for a decent portion of the cruise? i.e. how long to get to warmer climate? Or because of where we are launching from (NYC) and general time of year (early Dec) would the temperatures not be great for say sunbathing and swimming out on the deck? We'd like to feel like we are escaping the cold! And seeking general advice about embarking from NYC (or if you could point me to a pre-existing thread on this topic that would be appreciated!).