I sail on Conquest 9/26. Supposed to go to Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Do you think we'll still go there, or re-route due to damage to the islands? Many areas may not have power and/or fresh water in 2 weeks. I was without power 10 days after Andrew hit Louisiana. Not that I mind going elsewhere, I'd just like to know before I get on the ship so I can research the ports. Do you think Carnival would even tell me if I called a few days beforehand?
HI Tiger. I have been trying to keep track of Ivan . This weeks Conquest changed ports of call to Progreso Yucatan,Cozumel and Costa Maya. So maybe that will be ours? But it looks like Ivan could do somedamage to Cozmel as well by the radar tonight.
Well I will see you on the ship with our cruise to somewhere. It will be fun anyway.
Just keep checking at the Carnival web site under Hurricane updates
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Pride of America
I just read another post that said Grand Cayman will be closed to ships indefinitely for the rest of the year. I dont think Jamaica will be ready for people by the time your trip comes as well. I would call Carnival and ask them what the plans are. If you really wanted those ports, you might be able to rebook at a later time with no penalty????
I was looking forward to Grand Cayman, but not Jamaica. I'm not disappointed at all to miss that one. I don't really care - I'm sure I'll have a good time as long as the seas aren't too rough. I was worried that the terminal in New Orleans might be damaged by Ivan, but it'e not looking too bad over here. We should be able to leave with no problems on the 26!
A friend of mine who has been to Jamaica said it couldn't look that much worse than it already did. He said (joking of course) "Well, it needed to be cleaned up anyway. The Jamaicans probably looked around and said 'Eh, not that bad.'"
If any of you get diverted to Costa Maya/Majahual be happy. There is now so much to enjoy. You have so many watersports, great food and drink, or just hanging out on the most beautiful beach around ( in Majahual.) There are many tours offered and of course shopping at the mall pier or in the little town of Majahual.
yes too, if you are diverted to Costa Maya you need to have a look at http://costamayacruiseexcursions.com there are pics of the port and the town as well as some nice excursions, snorkeling,horseback riding on the beach, fishing charters and a really cool airplane ride that I'm really interested in..
Hurricane season is June through the end of November. Historically, the majority of storms are in August, September & October. We seem to be getting one after another this season. They did predict a bad Hurricane season.
It picked up late this year, it seems. We usually don't have this many to deal with during football season! The carnival rep still clains we're going to GC on the 26th sailing. I don't believe her, as much as I'd like to. Oh well - we'll have fun as long as we go somewhere!
I am a little leary to eat anywhere in Jamaica - I don't know what they did with all the refrigerated items while power was out. My parents neighbors in South America don't think anything of refreezing or cooking meat after it's been thawed a few days. I think I'll stick with the red stripe while we're there.
Yeah, I doubt you will be going to Grand Cayman. Just take a look at this website www.davidolson.com
There are more than 500 pictures of the damage in Cayman. I have been following this hurricane and the damage it has caused in Cayman because I know how beautiful Cayman once was.