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Old September 14th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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Does anyone know if the current hurricanes could interfere with the ships internet server access? I am supposed to receive an email from family members that all is going well...but haven't received anything yet and they are super reliable people. They are currently sailing on the SOS. thanks!
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Old September 14th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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my friends were on the Fascination a week ago during Frances and they sent emails everyday, but they said half the time the servers didn't work. i'm sure that's probably the case with your family. i'm sure they're just fine!

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Old September 14th, 2004, 04:35 PM
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I haven't found a ship yet that I would say that their Internet access is "reliable". Some are better than others and there are some that I have given up on after waiting for 10 minutes just to get logged on. This was in perfect weather.

Ships stay as far away from hurricanes as they can. The last thing that a cruise line wants is to lose a ship worth hundreds of millions of dollars and any passengers. The bad publicity alone could destroy a cruise line.

I would not be worried about your friends in regard to a hurricane. If the Sovereign of the Seas had any problem it would be all over the news. They are probably having a great time and / or they are having trouble getting connected but the chances there is a problem are EXTREMELY low.

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Old September 14th, 2004, 05:51 PM
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Kissell & Mike,

Thank you for the reassurance. I am not so much worried about the ship itself, more concerned about rough seas, weak stomachs, etc... lol.

I am sure the connection is lousy but I am glad to hear that ships internet access is unreliable. I was starting to think that they are having way too much fun without me! =)
After so many emails sent and no replies, I can sit back and relax. thank you!
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Old September 14th, 2004, 08:37 PM
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I wonder why they just don`t pick up a telephone and call you?
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Old September 14th, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Due to the storms their itinerary is altered and are only going to be on land as of tomorrow in Nassau and have had only sea days. Therefore getting to a phone is a near impossible event as calling from the ship is not sensible unless an emergency.
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