Now officially called a tropical depression...is that worse or better?
I get a tropical depression at the end of every cruise I take...
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
It will probably be out of the gulf by the time you sail. There is limited energy in the gulf this time of year so it would be hard for a TD to spin up to much of anything very quickly. It will most likely stay just a heavy rain storm
Don't worry much about it. Might get big enough to cause you to switch a port but I doubt it.
Don't worry about it. The people on the ship will keep you safe.
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Not really concerned about the safety aspect at all. Or even getting sick for that matter. I have been on some pretty rough seas during my lifetime.
My main concern is would they switch the itinerary from a Western to an Eastern. Because we already did the Eastern and was really looking forward to the Western.
As another possibility, have you ever heard of them maybe doing the ports in reverse order? That could be a potential solution, if there happens to be a problem. Was mostly just curious if people thought this was much of a storm at the wrong time that could potentially change the cruise.
You should be OK. Now, if the storm is more than a tropical depression and an actual hurricane then worry. If the storm is in your direct path, meaning you'll be right in front of it while heading to another port, then you stand a chance at a route change.
I was on the Liberty when we diverted West to avoid Ike. We could have gone straight to St. Thomas or Puerto Rico from Miami and be out of Ike's way, but they opted to take us West because we would likely lose Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk. I mourned the loss of HMC and Grand Turk, but I LOVED Belize and Honduras!!!!
Your best bet is to keep and eye on the NOAA website and see the path it is taking and if it is upgraded to a TS or Hurricane...
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You'll probably just get rain,,,if anything at all. You might miss Grand Cayman, or any other port where you tender in, due to rough seas, but I doubt that you need to worry about it. You're going to have a GREAT cruise.
Now officially a cat 1 Hurricane. Damage levels will be pretty low if it stays at cat 2 or lower. Moving pretty slow to the north, at some point it should start moving east because of the influence of the northern jet stream.
Beginning to look like it could still be around on the 12th. Hope it drops back down to a TD by then.
Got back a few days ago from vacation and still catching up on everything. Well, this thread kinda died just before I left, but worth bumping. Now this storm developed in a Cat 4 hurricane, and crossed the Cayman Islands and Cuba just a couple days before we got there. Our ship, Carnival Liberty, must have swooped in behind it. What surprised me? I seen no evidence that a storm had even been there. AMAZING. Nothing looked out of place. Our cruise went off with out a problem, we got all our ports, weather was excellent except one rain shower that only lasted a few minutes on our beach break in Jamaica. The seas were mildly rough one night, but caused 0 issues and did not affect us in any way.
I've been to several races at Talladega, it is awesome. While it is better to SEE on TV because nobody sits down at the track, you just don't get the sound and the feel of the cars going down the track, all you see is a blur of color, hearing them coming long before they get to where you are sitting, you don't get that at home on TV. I always enjoyed going. Tickets have gotten so out of hand we just don't go. My BF went to Daytona for the first race this year. He says he won't go back. He had to many people around him that stood up the whole race, all he saw was their butts, he just didn't enjoy that. I'm glad you had a great time.
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I was expecting to be standing all day, however, I was really surprised. The only time people stood was when there was a crash (only a couple all race) and they remained standing until about 3-4 laps after the restart, then everyone was sitting again. Actually, I liked standing up on occassion, as my butt was getting stiff sitting on the bench! Maybe Miami fans are a little different in their standing / sitting practices?