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Old August 30th, 2002, 01:55 PM
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Does anyone know how to find out how many ships would be in any one port on any given day?

Example: We will be in Cozumel on Feb 10th 2003 (Carnival Truimp). I was wondering how many other ships will be there as well.

I hear stories that either they where the only ship at port that day and the excursions were not so crowded, and in other cases I here that there were six other ships and there were wall to wall people every where they went.

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Old August 31st, 2002, 01:18 AM
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Just got back from western. Snorkle with stingray was awesome. Carlos and Charlies in Cozumel is also crazy . We went in August, so don't know about how many ships.
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Old August 31st, 2002, 04:03 PM
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This is pretty excessive, but we use one of the searchable cruise sites like I-cruise, search by departure port using ports that would probably have ships going where we're going, then put them on a spreadsheet according to their itineraries. Some ports, like St Thomas, have an actual schedule by day. See http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/ge...ruise_ship.php

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Old August 31st, 2002, 08:15 PM
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Tom ...

That works for some ports. Sometimes. Sort of.

However, ports like Cozumel which predict " # " ships on one day or another may have twice as many if bad weather is brewing in the Eastern Carib and ships are re-routed to the West.

You may not be able to port at Calica if a merchant vessel hasn't finished unloading.

You may end up anchoring out and tendering in at any number of ports.

There's no "fersure" on it.

<Set gentle tease mode on> What do you do in your spare time?

Just don't put a lot of faith in those spreadsheets.

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Old September 1st, 2002, 10:14 AM
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The number of ships in port on any given day will vary a bit. But a cruise line contracts shore excursions out to local operators who reserved space in advance. It may be mobbed in the port, but this should affect the operation of the excursion.

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