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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:41 PM
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I am going on Holiday 04/05 and the schedule shows leaving Playa Del Carmen at 6PM and arriving in Cozumel at 8AM.

Where does the ship go? I know it's just a 40 minute ferry ride between the two from my internet research, so what happens to the ship? How can it possibly take 14 hours to make that trip?

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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:53 PM
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The ship goes out to sea and barely moves or moves very slowly for the 14 hours. A ship doesn't stay in port because then it has to pay port charges. And if the ship is at sea, then it has all the passengers available to cater to with food, drink, gambling, etc. (read: make money)

Think about most cruise routes. Usually you can hit most destinations in less time than what is mapped out. But it's not the destination, it's the journey that counts.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Ahhhhhh - it's all coming clear now!

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Old March 25th, 2004, 01:30 PM
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Of course some itineraries require a long fast journey, but also remember fuel consumption is important.....so they might want to take it slower to save fuel in general for the ones that take longer than they can be made in.....
And of course the argument about taking it slow and out of port for more profit is entirely valid.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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And.....you *are* taking a cruise, so the "cruising around in the ocean" part is important. My favorite part of our cruise was being at sea. Especialy if you are close enough to see the lights of shore (and even if you're not) being at sea at night was just wonderful.....

Sit outside, look at the stars enjoy the sea breeze.

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When We took the March 1, 2003 5day on the holiday we actually went to Cozumel first and stayed until Midnight then we went to playa the next morning. I don't know if that had anything to do with Mardi Gras or not but it was that time and there was night parades in Cozumel on the 3rd and 4th. Sure hope we do it again.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 05:12 PM
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We love the "fun days at sea" too!

Don't remember too many times when I could see the lights from shore at night, though.

But a few weekends ago, we were in Baja California, just north of Ensenada, and in the evening we could see a cruise ship (don't know which one for sure, but it coincided with Carnival's schedule) out in the darkness....Now THAT was a pretty sight, all lit up and reflecting on the ocean....
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Just consider it an overnight "Cruise to Nowhere".

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Old March 25th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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Sorry, I just have to giggle at what the Captain might be thinking "oh good, it's night time--no one will ever know this is the 36th time we've gone in a circle!" Or better yet--just out doing "donuts" in the middle of the ocean wasting time till sunrise!

Do you think I need a vacation or WHAT??

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that is just too funny MN Cruiser!! Thanks for the laugh. this insomniac thanks you!

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I'll be going from Calica to Coz in April 2005. I'm kind of hoping that, maybe, the ship will do a full orbit of Coz overnight. I'd like to see the east side of the island, if only from sea.

"Fun day at sea" is redundant. If I was interested in the ports, I'd fly.



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Old March 26th, 2004, 07:36 AM
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I was on the Holidy in January. We went to Calica instead of Playa. We were in Calica until 10:00 p.m. even though the original documents said we would be leaving at 6:00 p.m.

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