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Old August 30th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Carnival will not be calling at its Caribbean ports of call and instead will be calling at Port Canaveral Nassau Freeport instead on San Juan St Thomas and Tortola.
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Sounds like a prudent move to me , since to get to all 3 ports Legend would basically have to sail straight through Frances.
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Old August 30th, 2004, 02:27 PM
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That may be prudent, but it's sure no substitute. The western caribbean would have been a better choice. I'm sure glad I'm not booked on that ship.
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OK , so maybe they make it to the western Caribbean , then how do you suggest they get back to NY once this storm reaches Fla, NC and travel up the east coast? I'd rather visit the Bahamas and have an extra sea day than sail 4 or 5 days in a hurricane. this proposed itinerary keeps the ship 2 days in front of the storm at all times.
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I've said it before, I'll say it again.
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and thousands of lives in his hands. Make the best
of a GREAT situation.

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Well said, JoeMo!!!! I totally agree.
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Old August 30th, 2004, 07:40 PM
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When you book this time of year, you take a chance. If your worried about changes, I would book on the spring.
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Are you all talking about "from now on" this season or just on this most recent cruise? Did the itinerary change for my cruise 9/20 out of NYC?

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Old August 30th, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Yes, they may have a problem getting back to Florida from the western caribbean. It's too early to tell. Then, on the other hand, the huricane is zeroing in on the Bahamas as of right now and It's better than even odds to hit eastern Florida this weekend. So how does the ship get back to port with the current change to it's itinerary? I think we're both on the proverbial slippery slope. At least from the western caribbean, it has the possibility to make a port on the western side of Florida, if the hurricane prevents it from getting to the eastern side of Florida. From the Bahamas, it's cut off from western Florida ports without going thru the hurricane, if the forecast is correct. And of course, if the eastern Florida ports are in jeopardy, so is the rest of the eastern seaboard. Like I said, they made a dicey choice.
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Default Re: Carnival Legend Change of Ports

Some people on this cruise were supposed to be on the Miracle, but it was taken out of service.

The original destinations for the Miracle, you guessed it , Cape Canaveral, Freeport and Nassau. Not all of the passengers will be unhappy with the change in destinations.

It looks right now that the hurricane will chase them all the way home to New York, let's all hope the are faster.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 07:53 AM
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Whiteknight, if you are going to comment , you should be aware that the ship we are speaking about is ported right now in NEW YORK CITY, NOT in Florida. The ship will be in and out of the Bahamas ahead of the storm and back to NY in front of the storm.
Western Caribbean is not a viable option.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 08:09 AM
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No not really. Last year we sailed on the Legend and the same thing happen we went to Key West Nassau and Freeport and we had great weather in all ports but when we were heading up the coast it was BAD and I mean BAD. The boat did not stop rocking for 2 and a half days even though the hurricane was 500 miles away.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 09:30 AM
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I am also wondering if these are permanent port changes as I am booked with a group of first timers on Sept.28th
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Old August 31st, 2004, 10:48 AM
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Yes, it's a tough choice to make, no doubt about it. I didn't know they were out of New York. That being the case, I'm surprised they even went south, instead of just going to Bermuda and Canada. They are headed south through some of the roughest waters around the U.S. and they only have to dodge 2 tropical storms and a hurricane. From my experience as a mariner, even if they manage to miss all the storms, the collateral effect of all that will result in 10 foot plus seas and that's no picnic, even on a ship that size. Hold on tight.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Carnival Legend Change of Ports

couple of questions

1) a few posts indicate that the Legend will call at Port Canaveral...is this so? What is there to do besides go to the Cape and Disney? Perhaps I am reading that wrong

2) what is this about the Miracle being taken out of service...

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Well The Legend is only calling at these ports due to the hurricane. It wont be strange if she does that again during September due to other hurricanes. The Mircale was taken out of service this week becuase she had a proplusion problems but showed be back in service next week.

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Hopefully you will enjoy the trip whereever you go, and will keep safe which is the most important.

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Did the Legend leave on Friday or saturday this past weekend? Deanna
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Friday. She ended up going to the Bahamas. She is at Freeport today. She is going to have to make a run for it.
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It should have done the opposite--go to the Bahamas first and then Port Canaveral. Deanna
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Old September 1st, 2004, 09:18 AM
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call carnival this is only in effect to current cruise.
9/4/04 sailing will be regular itinerary.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 09:51 AM
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thanks for the info. hopefully we'll be going to the regularly scheduled ports with this saturday's cruise. but as always, i'd rather be safe then sorry.
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didn't I hear something (I could have imagined it, so don't take this as fact) that one of the ships would stay in port during the convention and host people aboard??

I know the QMII did this during the Olympics. The USA basketball team stayed on the ship. I heard that during practice, they couldn't even hit the ocean!! Just kidding, the part about the QMII and the team is true though.

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Ya you are right. They wanted to Charter the Norwegian Dawn but the mayor and other did not agree because NYC would lose money in hotels because NCL would get that money but they final decided not to and took up room in the Plaza and Waldorf and others. Still NYC has lost millions because people are taking of from work and are not going into the city and spend money.

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The Legend is in Port Canaveral today. I work at CCAFS, and she was sitting there as I passed by.

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Maybe it left Freeport early--or skipped it all together. Deanna
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There's sure to be some reshuffling of ports by all the cruise lines due to Francis. I hope everyone can and will make the most of it and has a great time in spite of the weather. However, there will be those who will lambast the cruise lines no matter which port they had to miss, substitute to, what choices had to be made, etc.
I think it will be interesting to hear the stories after the storm has passed.
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just want to put my name on here... to receive any updates...

I am going to have a vacation one way or another....

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They are going in and out of NY. Going to the Western Caribbean would be extremely hard to do in the allotted time. This works out perfect for my clients! They paid in full for the Miracle going to the Bahamas, but it was cancelled and my very unhappy clients had to go on the Legend to PR (which they hate) and the Virgin Islands (which they have already been to) Lets just pray that they stay ahead of the storm.
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