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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:04 AM
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At present Arcadia is sailing up & down the English Channel, she cannot dock at the ports scheduled due to high winds. Pity as these short "taster" cruises of 2/3 nights only stop once or twice. We are on one next week as a pre-Xmas jaunt to medieval Brugges. Ice rink, markets street food & mulled wine sort of thing.
I wonder what they will do if the winds continue.... stay at sea??
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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I wonder what they will do if the winds continue.... stay at sea??
Staying at sea, avoiding the storm, so to speak.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Staying at sea, avoiding the storm, so to speak.

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Why should I read the small print, nothing to do with me I just commented.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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We went down to the shore to watch P&O Arcadia & Cunard QM 2 sail out, Arcadia was a bit late but QM must have been over an hour late, horrible weather but we were in the car!! They did look spectacular all lit up as by the time they passed us it was dark.
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Well, we are off tomorrow for a little 2 day mini cruise to Belgium, the Xmas markets in Brugges, the historic city too all decked out for the festive season, ice rink in the square, street food & drinks & the Xmas atmosphere. Not a month in the Caribbean but at least it's a little break on a ship!!
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Have a great time John,and remember to pack plenty of cold weather gear

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Did the Q sail today? not had a look at the trackers yet
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She set sail into the 33-35 kt winds (Near gale/gale) and rain just before 18:00 local time.
It's a very nasty night out there, with severe gales forecast in the Channel, but at least that's what QM2 was built to handle, and hopefully the front will pass over her during the night allowing the winds to subside again.

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