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Trackypup February 9th, 2012 12:53 PM

Ships Missing Hilo this week
 
Both the Oosterdam and the Sapphire Princess are having to add another day at sea getting to Hawaii this week. Down to 3 ports instead of 4. Hilo got the chop. That would be soooo disappointing of only having 3 ports out of 14 days.

Moiraine February 9th, 2012 01:45 PM

Yes it would be...on the other hand, being on a cruise would be great.

Manuel February 9th, 2012 02:53 PM

It's all part of life. Sometimes stuff happens.

TM

Trackypup February 9th, 2012 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Moiraine (Post 1414409)
Yes it would be...on the other hand, being on a cruise would be great.

Well normally yes. But..they're now on their 5th day of extremely rough seas. My girlfriend is on board and as much as she loves sea days has completely had enough.

Moiraine February 9th, 2012 03:05 PM

Sorry to hear that. It would be bad, especially with the really rough seas.

Trackypup February 9th, 2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Moiraine (Post 1414452)
Sorry to hear that. It would be bad, especially with the really rough seas.

Yes, sea days are great in good weather... but not so much with cold and 20 ft. swells.

Moiraine February 9th, 2012 03:22 PM

No, that would get old fast. I am sorry she isn't having such a great time.

Manuel February 9th, 2012 03:31 PM

I remember crossing the Pacific in very rough seas and we did not enjoy it at all.
At least we were not paying to cruise, we were getting a ride on a US Navy ship.

TM

Trackypup February 9th, 2012 04:19 PM

I feel really bad for her, it's their first trip to Hawaii.

anniegb February 9th, 2012 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Trackypup (Post 1414474)
I feel really bad for her, it's their first trip to Hawaii.

I do too, we have discussed previously whether to spend so much time cruising to the islands. I like sea days but if that happened to me - I would be gutted.

On Hawaii, I have just seen the movie Descendants which as you know features 2 of the islands - it has so put me off Hawaii.

Maybe a land vacation one day - maybe.

Annie

aerospace February 9th, 2012 04:42 PM

At least she still gets to go. I specifically booked a cruise to progresso, mexico to see the pyramids and we went to key west instead(hurricane detour). Talk about a bummer.

Trackypup February 9th, 2012 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by aerospace (Post 1414479)
At least she still gets to go. I specifically booked a cruise to progresso, mexico to see the pyramids and we went to key west instead(hurricane detour). Talk about a bummer.

Well I'll wait to see if they actually tender into Lahaina tomorrow before I comment about actually able to go ;)

Trackypup February 9th, 2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by anniegb (Post 1414477)
I do too, we have discussed previously whether to spend so much time cruising to the islands. I like sea days but if that happened to me - I would be gutted.

On Hawaii, I have just seen the movie Descendants which as you know features 2 of the islands - it has so put me off Hawaii.

Maybe a land vacation one day - maybe.

Annie

Really? I haven't seen the movie yet. I definitely prefer a land trip there though. I tried to talk her into that, but to no avail. We've rented a condo for hubby's b-day in April. Can't wait to go back.

One of the condo's we're looking at for 2013 overlooks one of the beaches featured in The Descendants

anniegb February 9th, 2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Trackypup (Post 1414516)
Really? I haven't seen the movie yet. I definitely prefer a land trip there though. I tried to talk her into that, but to no avail. We've rented a condo for hubby's b-day in April. Can't wait to go back.

One of the condo's we're looking at for 2013 overlooks one of the beaches featured in The Descendants

Beaches looked ok :) but Big Island looked too built up.

Curiosity will get me there one day - not by cruise ship though - just trying to break up the flight into manageable sectors.

Enjoy your trip.

Annie

PS Another land trip to France I see :)

Trackypup February 10th, 2012 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by anniegb (Post 1414523)

PS Another land trip to France I see :)

Yes, for three weeks in September, can't wait!

Manuel February 10th, 2012 08:24 AM

I have cruised to Hawaii and have also been there on a land vacation. I enjoyed both experiences, and Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations.
I preffered the land vacation because there was not enough time on the Islands during the cruise.

TM

Bruce Chafkin1 February 11th, 2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by anniegb (Post 1414523)
Beaches looked ok :) but Big Island looked too built up.

Curiosity will get me there one day - not by cruise ship though - just trying to break up the flight into manageable sectors.

Enjoy your trip.

Annie

PS Another land trip to France I see :)

I have lived in Hawaii several times. Never before have I heard "too built up" and "Big Island" in the same sentence.

The Big Island, also known as Hawaii County, is 4,000 square miles, and growing. That's twice the size of the US State of Delaware. They have only two places that anyone would call a city; Kona and Hilo. Kona has 30,000 inhabitants and Hilo has 40,000. Most of the rest of the island is a National Park, with a few beach houses and small communities along a few coasts. A large part of the island doesn't even have roads.
Are you sure we are talking about the same island?

Bruce Chafkin1 February 11th, 2012 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Trackypup (Post 1414402)
Both the Oosterdam and the Sapphire Princess are having to add another day at sea getting to Hawaii this week. Down to 3 ports instead of 4. Hilo got the chop. That would be soooo disappointing of only having 3 ports out of 14 days.

Oosterdam missed Hilo; Sapphire Princess missed Nawiliwili, Kauai.

Trackypup February 12th, 2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Chafkin1 (Post 1414947)
Oosterdam missed Hilo; Sapphire Princess missed Nawiliwili, Kauai.

My best friend is on Sapphire, trust me, they missed Hilo. They're in Kauai today.


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