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Charleston
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Charleston

Charleston is a city located in the southeastern United States in the state of South Carolina. Situated on the Charleston Harbor, it is the largest city in the state and the county seat of Charleston County. It is known as the “Holy City” due to its many churches, and is home to the oldest museum in the United States, the Charleston Museum.

The city was founded in 1670 by English settlers, who named it after King Charles II. It quickly became a major port city and was a major center for the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the Civil War, the city was the site of the first shots of the war, as Confederate forces fired on the Union-held Fort Sumter. Today, Charleston is a vibrant city with a rich culture and history.

The city is situated on the Atlantic coast, and is known for its beautiful beaches and its picturesque harbor. It is also known for its many historical sites, such as the Battery, the Citadel, and the Aiken-Rhett House.

Charleston is also known for its unique cuisine, which includes dishes such as shrimp and grits and she-crab soup. It is also known for its many festivals and events, such as the Spoleto Festival USA and the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

The city is home to a variety of attractions, such as the Charleston Museum, the South Carolina Aquarium, and the Battery. It is also home to a number of universities, such as the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Charleston is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, and is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful beaches, its picturesque harbor, its unique cuisine, and its many festivals and events.

Excursion tips for a day in Charleston

1. Visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – explore the grounds, take a guided tour, and enjoy the incredible views of the Ashley River.

2. Check out the Charleston City Market – shop for souvenirs and local goods, and sample some of the delicious food.

3. Take a carriage ride through historic downtown – enjoy the sights and sounds of the city with a knowledgeable guide.

4. Explore the Battery and Rainbow Row – stroll along the waterfront and take in the beautiful views of the harbor.

5. Visit the Old Slave Mart Museum – learn about the city’s history and the important role it played in the slave trade.

6. Take a boat tour of Fort Sumter – get a unique perspective on the harbor and learn about the history of the fort.

7. Enjoy a meal at one of Charleston’s famous seafood restaurants – sample some of the city’s famous seafood dishes.

8. Take a stroll down King Street – shop for unique items and explore the city’s many restaurants and bars.

9. Visit the South Carolina Aquarium – explore the marine life and get up close and personal with some of the creatures.

10. Take a sunset cruise on the harbor – get a beautiful view of the city as the day comes to an end.

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The climate in Charleston

Spring (March-May): The spring weather in Charleston is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the low 40s to the mid-70s. The average rainfall is fairly low, and there is plenty of sunshine. Summer (June-August): Summers in Charleston are hot and humid, with temperatures typically ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s. The average rainfall is higher than in spring, and there is usually a lot of sunshine. Fall (September-November): Fall weather in Charleston is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the mid-70s. The average rainfall is fairly low, and there is plenty of sunshine. Winter (December-February): Winters in Charleston are mild, with temperatures typically ranging from the low 40s to the mid-60s. The average rainfall is higher than in fall, and there is usually a lot of sunshine.

Cruise weather for Charleston

Our weather forecast for Charleston helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 26.2 °C
20.5 m/s
27.7 m/s
53.6 %
15.3 m
86.1 %
1,022 hPa
06:29:19
20:22:59
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 26 °C
13.0 m/s
23.0 m/s
67.2 %
16.4 m
87.9 %
1,020 hPa
06:29:58
20:22:18
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 24.6 °C
10.1 m/s
18.0 m/s
70.9 %
21.1 m
88.4 %
1,018 hPa
06:30:38
20:21:35
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.5 °C
13.0 m/s
20.9 m/s
50.7 %
21.8 m
82.3 %
1,020 hPa
06:31:19
20:20:52
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 24.1 °C
13.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
39.9 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,021 hPa
06:31:59
20:20:07
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
14.4 m/s
23.0 m/s
26.4 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,020 hPa
06:32:40
20:19:20
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 23.4 °C
12.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
53.1 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,020 hPa
06:33:20
20:18:32
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 35.9 °C
min: 24.6 °C
15.8 m/s
30.6 m/s
29.4 %
24.1 m
61.9 %
1,018 hPa
06:34:01
20:17:43
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 36.6 °C
min: 24.9 °C
15.8 m/s
38.9 m/s
23.5 %
23.3 m
67.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:34:42
20:16:53
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 36.7 °C
min: 24.7 °C
19.8 m/s
41.0 m/s
11.2 %
23.5 m
66.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:35:23
20:16:02
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 34.4 °C
min: 26.2 °C
19.8 m/s
41.8 m/s
56.8 %
23.4 m
65.8 %
1,016 hPa
06:36:04
20:15:09
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 35.1 °C
min: 25.7 °C
18.0 m/s
41.0 m/s
47.2 %
22.0 m
65.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:36:45
20:14:15
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 25 °C
17.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
69.3 %
23.2 m
70.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:37:26
20:13:20

Cruises to Charleston

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Scheduled ship calls in Charleston, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 7th 2024 Monday, 7th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 1 12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 MS Nautica 11:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 Vision of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Vision of the Seas 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 Carnival Sunshine 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Vision of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Feb. 2025 Vision of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Mar. 2025 Vision of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Apr. 2025 MS Amera 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 MS Vista 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Apr. 2025 MS Vista 12:00 am 06:00 pm
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 Celebrity Silhouette 11:30 am 12:00 am
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 Celebrity Silhouette 12:00 am 03:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am

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