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Old September 12th, 2004, 07:23 PM
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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?
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:16 PM
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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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Old September 13th, 2004, 08:42 AM
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just keep checking on the web site for updates. Chances are that 2 weeks isn't enough time to get both islands "tourist ready" but you never know.
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Old September 15th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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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????

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Old September 15th, 2004, 07:00 PM
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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!
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Old September 16th, 2004, 08:19 PM
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Princess had a ship going to Mo'Bay this week....and I talked to a friend down there and he said there is some damage, but not too bad...
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Old September 16th, 2004, 08:30 PM
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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.'"
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Old September 17th, 2004, 09:10 AM
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Carnival changed the itinerary for this week's Conquest sailing. They're still going to Jamaica, but they've dropped Grand Cayman. No new port -- just an extra sea day. Sad!

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Old September 17th, 2004, 10:41 AM
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HI TO ALL,
MAY I KNOW ABOUT THE Hurricane SEASON-- FROM WHICH MONTH TO WHICH MONTH .
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I sure hope we get a third port. It would be nice to get into the ocean 3 times and swim, snorkle and just walk the beach.

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Old September 17th, 2004, 08:18 PM
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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.
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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..
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I believe hurrican season is June 1st to the end of October. The height of it tends to be around mid August to late September. However, you can get hurricanes earlier and later in the year.

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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.
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Old September 18th, 2004, 09:07 PM
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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.
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Old September 18th, 2004, 09:55 PM
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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.
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Hurricane season is June 1-Nov. 30.
The statistical peak is Sept. 10.

I'd book a cruise in June, late Oct. or Nov. -- NEVER in Aug. or Sept.
But I live in Florida, so six months of the year we are very focused on hurricanes!

Just recovering now from Frances, which made landfall a few miles up the road.

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