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Old May 31st, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Seems like you would always hear cruise ship horns as you depart a port (both your own and a nearby ship) -- but that seems to have stopped. What's the deal? We enjoyed it in the past.....
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Old May 31st, 2009, 01:43 PM
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You should hear the ship horns of Disney Cruise.It is not a horn but a song "When you wish upon a star "We heard this at St-Martin port and every body got a big surprise.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:19 AM
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In Lauderdale, there is much back and forth fun with the condo's as you sail by...One cruise, we blared our horn, so long, and loud, that the car alarms went off in the parking lot, and you could see the people scrambling

The people waving, the signs the horns. all make for a lighthearted beginning of a glorious cruise I hope they still do it...unless someone passed a law

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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Every cruise that we have taken the horn has been blown
just as we start to leave the pier.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
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They have allways blown the horn on all our cruises, and I love that sound.

Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:23 AM
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I don't know about today, but I do know one reason behind large passenger vessels sounding a long blast, at least in New York Harbor. It undoubtedly served as a "Heads up, here I come!" that the ship had taken in the lines, was under power and and entering the bay.
As of last year it was still being done, at least in New York.

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
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We have heard the horn on all of our cruises too. We even sat outside the day of our return last September from our cruise on the Liberty since we were spending the night at a hotel close to the pier just to watch the ships as they left port and to listen to there horns as they both did their muster drills and pulled out of port.
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Oasis September 3, 2011
Adventure November 20, 2011
Mariner January 8, 2012

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Radiance April 2, 2011
Mariner January 9, 2011
Oasis 9 October 2010
Majesty 20 August, 2010
Mariner January 31, 2010
Adventure September 27, 2009
Explorer March 27, 2009
Monarch January 9, 2009
Liberty September 2008
Mariner June 2007
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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There is nothing better than standing on the deck, watching the world drift by as you sip a cocktail while hearing the sound of a horn blaring as you start your cruise.
I'd love to hear the Disney horn one day; that sounds like alot of fun!
Empress -10/04
Inspiration -09/05
Mariner-05/06 & 10/09
Oasis Inaugural Cruise-12/09
Monarch-03/10 & 07/10
Mariner; RSS- 10/12
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Enchantment- 01/14
Legend-TA- 04/14
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