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  3. The New York City area soon will be home to one of the world's biggest cruise ships. Royal Caribbean on Wednesday said its 18-deck-high, 1,181-foot-long Oasis of the Seas will begin sailing out of Bayonne, New Jersey, in May 2020. The 5,400-passenger vessel – just a tad smaller than the biggest cruise ship ever built – will operate seven-night voyages to the Bahamas from Bayonne through the summer of 2020. It'll also offer several shorter cruises north to New England and Canada. At 225,282 tons, Oasis is the fourth-largest cruise ship in the world and by far the largest vessel ever assigned to the New York area for a season. The only cruise vessels that are bigger are Oasis's three sister ships, all built after it debuted in 2009: Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. Just unveiled earlier this year, Symphony is the world's largest cruise ship at 228,081 tons. Collectively known as the Oasis Class series, Oasis and its sisters have made waves in the cruise industry since they began debuting in 2009, and it's considered a major milestone for a port to be assigned one of the vessels. All four of the ships are in excess of 225,000 tons — more than 20 percent larger than the next-largest cruise vessels. Designed for vacationers who love big, bustling mega-resorts, the Oasis Class ships boast some of the highest concentrations of attractions for both adults and children at sea. Like its sisters, Oasis has three main pool areas, an adults-only solarium, an ice skating rink, two rock climbing walls, a basketball court and a mall-like indoor promenade with shops, bars and eateries. It also has an open-air, tree-lined area called Central Park with restaurants, bars and upscale shops; a massive spa; and one of the biggest showrooms at sea. Oasis will sail out of Bayonne's Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Serving the New York area, the port is located just south of the Statue of Liberty along the New Jersey side of Upper New York Bay, also known as New York Harbor. Oasis will be not only the biggest cruise ship ever to sail out of the New York area but the biggest cruise vessel to operate out of any Northeast port. The biggest cruise ship currently sailing out of the Northeast is Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. It's also based at Bayonne's Cape Liberty Cruise Port. At 168,666 tons, Anthem is 25% smaller than Oasis. Oasis currently spends its winters sailing to the Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Florida. It'll spend the summer of 2019 sailing in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona. By Gene Sloan, USA Today Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  4. The New York City area soon will be home to one of the world's biggest cruise ships. Royal Caribbean on Wednesday said its 18-deck-high, 1,181-foot-long Oasis of the Seas will begin sailing out of Bayonne, New Jersey, in May 2020. The 5,400-passenger vessel – just a tad smaller than the biggest cruise ship ever built – will operate seven-night voyages to the Bahamas from Bayonne through the summer of 2020. It'll also offer several shorter cruises north to New England and Canada. At 225,282 tons, Oasis is the fourth-largest cruise ship in the world and by far the largest vessel ever assigned to the New York area for a season. The only cruise vessels that are bigger are Oasis's three sister ships, all built after it debuted in 2009: Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. Just unveiled earlier this year, Symphony is the world's largest cruise ship at 228,081 tons. Collectively known as the Oasis Class series, Oasis and its sisters have made waves in the cruise industry since they began debuting in 2009, and it's considered a major milestone for a port to be assigned one of the vessels. All four of the ships are in excess of 225,000 tons — more than 20 percent larger than the next-largest cruise vessels. Designed for vacationers who love big, bustling mega-resorts, the Oasis Class ships boast some of the highest concentrations of attractions for both adults and children at sea. Like its sisters, Oasis has three main pool areas, an adults-only solarium, an ice skating rink, two rock climbing walls, a basketball court and a mall-like indoor promenade with shops, bars and eateries. It also has an open-air, tree-lined area called Central Park with restaurants, bars and upscale shops; a massive spa; and one of the biggest showrooms at sea. Oasis will sail out of Bayonne's Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Serving the New York area, the port is located just south of the Statue of Liberty along the New Jersey side of Upper New York Bay, also known as New York Harbor. Oasis will be not only the biggest cruise ship ever to sail out of the New York area but the biggest cruise vessel to operate out of any Northeast port. The biggest cruise ship currently sailing out of the Northeast is Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. It's also based at Bayonne's Cape Liberty Cruise Port. At 168,666 tons, Anthem is 25% smaller than Oasis. Oasis currently spends its winters sailing to the Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Florida. It'll spend the summer of 2019 sailing in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona. By Gene Sloan, USA Today Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
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  6. Great forums for cruise ship lovers. Plenty of information about your favorite cruises. My favorite ship is MSC and favorite destination is Khasab Oman and Dubai. The activities I like water sports, beaches, and boat tours.

  7. Welcome, Joyetickim!  See you around!

    1. Joyetic

      Joyetic

      Thanks a lot...

  8. Hey Joyetickim, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
  9. PortMiami has a new bragging right. In addition to being the base for the cruise capital of the world, the port set its one-day record Sunday for passenger traffic. The port greeted a whopping 52,000 cruise ship passengers from nine ships, according to PortMiami officials. Among the ships that came into port Dec. 9 were Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Horizon, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, Norwegian Cruise Lines’s Norwegian Getaway, Ocean Cruises’ Oceania Riviera and Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. “It’s definitely a busy time for PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “PortMiami is home to the world's most renowned cruise lines,” added Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, who chairs the economic development and tourism committee. “Last year the Cruise Capital of the World handled more than 5.6 million cruise passengers, welcoming each and every one with open arms and a smile.” While 52,000 passengers set a record at PortMiami, it’s not the highest in South Florida. Two years ago, Port Everglades broke its own record for most cruise passengers in a single day with more than 54,700 passengers who sailed in and out of the Broward seaport on Sunday March 13. Eight cruise ships were docked at the port that day. The PortMiami news comes as Royal Caribbean opened Terminal A for its larger vessels including the Symphony of the Seas which can carry 6,680 passengers. The port handles about 750,000 passengers a year from Royal Caribbean or about 15 percent of the total port traffic. Virgin Voyages has also proposed building a 100,000-square-foot terminal in 2021 for its new cruise ships, the Scarlet Lady and another unnamed ship. The terminal would be located at the east end of the port. By Johnny Diaz, Sun Sentinel Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  10. PortMiami has a new bragging right. In addition to being the base for the cruise capital of the world, the port set its one-day record Sunday for passenger traffic. The port greeted a whopping 52,000 cruise ship passengers from nine ships, according to PortMiami officials. Among the ships that came into port Dec. 9 were Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Horizon, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, Norwegian Cruise Lines’s Norwegian Getaway, Ocean Cruises’ Oceania Riviera and Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. “It’s definitely a busy time for PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “PortMiami is home to the world's most renowned cruise lines,” added Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, who chairs the economic development and tourism committee. “Last year the Cruise Capital of the World handled more than 5.6 million cruise passengers, welcoming each and every one with open arms and a smile.” While 52,000 passengers set a record at PortMiami, it’s not the highest in South Florida. Two years ago, Port Everglades broke its own record for most cruise passengers in a single day with more than 54,700 passengers who sailed in and out of the Broward seaport on Sunday March 13. Eight cruise ships were docked at the port that day. The PortMiami news comes as Royal Caribbean opened Terminal A for its larger vessels including the Symphony of the Seas which can carry 6,680 passengers. The port handles about 750,000 passengers a year from Royal Caribbean or about 15 percent of the total port traffic. Virgin Voyages has also proposed building a 100,000-square-foot terminal in 2021 for its new cruise ships, the Scarlet Lady and another unnamed ship. The terminal would be located at the east end of the port. By Johnny Diaz, Sun Sentinel Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
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  12. zebra

    Packing game

    Tums - Suspenders ....... haha
  13. Shari2

    Packing game

    Passport-tums...hope this wasn't said before.
  14. Very sad for the couple, and feel bad for them, but have to agree with you Jan and Jackie. When the ship gives you all that information on when to be back, you have to pay attention. The cruise line says it put out all that information...hmmm!
  15. Wow! A couple in their seventy's. I usually believe in innocent until proven guilty, but with finding cocaine in 4 suitcases...it doesn't sound like taking the wrong suitcase by mistake or some one putting it in yours...that would take time. Hmmm
  16. Shari2

    DAILY DOCK FOR DECEMBER, 2018

    Thanks for the welcome back everyone...I'm still going to be off once in awhile since we are way behind with the tree and decorations and getting the presents all together. Have to think about what to make for my brother's family get-together, and what I will make for the kids, spouses, and grandkids for Christmas Day...going to make it easy, but good...LOL I told Marc he could pick out the new tree since I was so busy...I trusted him...he did find one but had to get a 6 foot since it is so close to Christmas...he went to 4 places to find this. At least it is smaller, haven't seen it yet, he's in the garage fixing the John Deere...gotta be ready for the snow if it comes. So much to do...got the manger scene all done, still need to put the clean sheets on the extra bed so I can get all the presents ready. Upstairs bathroom bar with drapes fell and almost on my head when I was vacuuming up the kitty-cat litter the other day, LOL, and still needs to be fixed...Marc loved seeing that when he came home...LOL Gonna make an easy supper tonight, hamburger hash...just brown up some hamburger and onions, then cut up some potatoes and throw them in the pan, and add some fresh carrots...good with some ketchup after on the plate...sometimes I can use the leftovers for hamburger soup. Gotta keep it easy so I can get moving here on Christmas. Jackie...LOL I think I was having withdrawals too when my computer was down...I am totally addicted...at least friend was here to chat with. I don't use the phone much either these days...always the computer and email it seems. That would be hard to go without WiFi for three weeks but very special to be in Africa and seeing all the wonderful animals. Wow! 39 is very cold for Florida, but glad temps came up for the day. Hope Tania and family have a great vacation! Jan...I thought your tree looked really pretty! We probably won't use the table with a 6 foot...have to see when Marc starts to put it up. Yes...it was amazing how kitty-cat made herself right at home here. Friend doesn't know how old she is. Her son got her from a woman whos dad died and he had the kitty-cat. She will have to take her into the vet to get an idea of her age...she's small, but isn't that young, I don't think. Very smart and did mind after having all that fun jumping up on things...LOL Well..better go and think about supper. Thanks for all the nice comments. I also get a bit upset when I don't have the computer working...still don't know what happened, and with Marc so busy, I may not find out. Just hope it doesn't happen again. Hi to All CruiseCrazies...have a great week!
  17. HaHa! Makes one wonder how often this is undiscovered though.
  18. zebra

    DAILY DOCK FOR DECEMBER, 2018

    Jan - you were so right, by 11 am the jacket was off. now we have much milder weather until another cold front next week with 80% chance of rain on Friday. Our daughter Tania and family are up in Gatlinburg, TN this week on vacation. The kids are having a ball in the snow and the youngest one, Nate (9) says he is going to move up there "when he's big"! 😄 Lots of fun for a little Florida boy 😄
  19. Wow - who would ever suspect a couple of ordinary senior citizens for drug possession! No one, apparently, or so they thought.
  20. Jan115

    DAILY DOCK FOR DECEMBER, 2018

    Shari - Welcome Back! It sounds like the visiting Kitty Cat made himself right at home. Not too many cats like to travel, so that's pretty amazing how he settles in anywhere. Glad you're back on line, and hope that's the end of that outage. Our tree does look bigger in photos. It's actually 5 feet tall and reaches the ceiling from the table top, so anyone looking in from outside can only see the top half and would think it's a giant full-size tree.😁 We do like bigger real fir trees, but we like the height of the table better so that we don't have to crawl on the floor to fill it with water. Jackie - Yikes, 39 degrees! You're only about 20 degrees warmer than we are. You'll be able to peel off a layer or two by lunchtime!
  21. zebra

    DAILY DOCK FOR DECEMBER, 2018

    Shari - Great to see you back here, I think I was having withdrawals 😄 😄 😄 Hope you have been able to sort out your computer and phone woes. Funny I can live without the phone, but not the laptop. I've always said the 2 most important "things" in my life are A/C and WiFi ....... I have to live without WiFi when we are on safari in Africa for 3 weeks, but being surrounded by wildlife day and night more than makes up for it. It's a cold 39 degrees here in sunny Tampa this morning, brrrrrrr! Going up to 70 later today.
  22. Shari2

    DAILY DOCK FOR DECEMBER, 2018

    Tuesday, December 11th Hi Everyone...what a crazy weekend...LOL Marc was in Arizona and left on Thursday...friend came on Friday till Monday. She brought her kitty-cat and probably half her house, even her own coffee pot...LOL Kitty-cat took to me right away and was so loving and sweet, but she wasn't trained in not jumping up on the table and everything else since friend just lives in an apartment and it isn't very large...my house is pretty large with the downstairs greatroom. Kitty cat had a blast jumping upon anything and everything...then she came in and jumped on me when I was just starting to sleep. I sleep in a lazy boy chair in the living room. LOL The second time she did that she was careful and just crawled onto my lap and slept. By the time she left she was minding really well, and not jumping up on things so much. She's a really pretty kitty-cat. Not sure of her age. It was quite a weekend, and with the things I gave my friend to take home, I don't know how she got everything in the car. Computers and phones went out and didn't even check into it because it was late when I realized it and had to spend time with friend anyway, and I knew I wouldn't figure out what happened till Marc got home anyway. Crazy, but fun, weekend. LOL Jackie...not really organized...just thought that time was going so fast I should get started on the shopping, and I knew Marc would be gone for 4 days and we didn't put the tree up before he left. We usually had the tree up and decorated and the downstairs all decorated too before he left. We just couldn't decide this year if we were going to get a smaller tree. Looks like we are, and soon. Loved your float, and what fun. Sounds like a wonderful parade. I always thought you had to take off your blouse though, for the beads...haha Just kidding...only in New Orleans..LOL Jan...no clue on what happened on the computer and phones...hope Marc takes some time to look into it so it doesn't happen again. We are both rushed for time now though. I loved your tree...it looks great, and in the picture it looks tall. Now that shopping is done things are coming in like crazy, and I need to get the extra bed that friend was using all done and ready to put presents on there so I can separate everything and get the Christmas bags and all to put things in and put the names on name tags or stickers. I'm not very organized at all but just realized that time was going on so fast and Marc would be gone for, actually it was 5 days. I use that bedroom for a storage room and I had some things all on top of each other and covered things up nice and made the bed nice. Kitty-cat was funny and jumped up on everything. LOL Miranda...great that your decorating is all done...we sure have to get busy on that...this is the latest we have ever done it, I think. So nice of your to help your friend...hope you had a nice weekend. Andi...your schedule sounds so busy...hope all goes well. The stockings...Marc and I do the same thing every year for a while now. We just buy each other some scratch cards, usually get quite a few and have fun alone on Christmas Eve...sound kind of naughty to be gambling on Christmas, but then, if we win we can help others. Our kids and grandkids usually do their own at home so we just get them a nice present...think I spoiled the younger ones this year...got them about 3 presents each...LOL so fun to buy for the younger ones. I'm also excited for you to be going on the "Edge" this February. Great job on the picture...will love being able to keep up with you by pictures. Have to make a quick stop at FB, and then some other things to do...like catch up on "The Voice" and some laundry while I'm by the TV...LOL Hi to ALL CruiseCrazies...have a great week!
  23. Cruise ship voyages are well known for attracting an older audience as they have both the time and money to spend on board cruises - and two elderly British passengers have just hit the headlines after a stash of cocaine was allegedly found in their suitcases. Cruise ship passengers have been arrested after allegedly smuggling £2 million of cocaine on a Caribbean voyage. The elderly British couple, 70, and 72, had 9kg of the illegal drug hidden in their suitcases which was found when their cabin was searched. The discovery was made on a Marco Polo cruise ship, run by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The cruise ship had visited the Caribbean on a 33-day journey before docking in Lisbon, Portugal. Following a tip-off from the UK’s National Crime Agency, police searched the couple’s belongings. The cocaine was found hidden in false bottoms in four suitcases apparently belonging to the elderly pair, who had paid £3,000 each for their cruise tickets. The duo - who have not been named - are now being held on suspicion of international drug smuggling. They have appeared in court and it is not yet known whether they admit guilt or have some other explanation for the find. Vitor Ananais, who led the operation for Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria, said: “We believe the couple were given the drugs in a Caribbean island. “We do not know for sure where the cocaine was going to be brought ashore. “The couple were not at all showy and blended in well because most of the other passengers on the liner were elderly.” In a statement, Policia Judiciaria said: “In the cabin that was occupied by the suspects, four suitcases (were found) in whose structures was concealed a high amount of product, more specifically cocaine." The force said following the arrests: “This action, which was supported by the Maritime Police, is a result of the permanent exchange of information and cooperation between the Judicial Police and the competent authorities of the United Kingdom, in particular with the National Crime Agency.” A cruise & Maritime Voyages spokesman told The Telegraph: “Cruise & Maritime Voyages is co-operating fully with the Portuguese police officials. “Cruise & Maritime Voyages do not tolerate any criminal activity or anti-social behaviour on board their ships.” Express.co.uk has contacted Cruise & Maritime Voyages for further comment on the incident By Harriet Mallinson, Express Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  24. Cruise ship voyages are well known for attracting an older audience as they have both the time and money to spend on board cruises - and two elderly British passengers have just hit the headlines after a stash of cocaine was allegedly found in their suitcases. Cruise ship passengers have been arrested after allegedly smuggling £2 million of cocaine on a Caribbean voyage. The elderly British couple, 70, and 72, had 9kg of the illegal drug hidden in their suitcases which was found when their cabin was searched. The discovery was made on a Marco Polo cruise ship, run by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The cruise ship had visited the Caribbean on a 33-day journey before docking in Lisbon, Portugal. Following a tip-off from the UK’s National Crime Agency, police searched the couple’s belongings. The cocaine was found hidden in false bottoms in four suitcases apparently belonging to the elderly pair, who had paid £3,000 each for their cruise tickets. The duo - who have not been named - are now being held on suspicion of international drug smuggling. They have appeared in court and it is not yet known whether they admit guilt or have some other explanation for the find. Vitor Ananais, who led the operation for Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria, said: “We believe the couple were given the drugs in a Caribbean island. “We do not know for sure where the cocaine was going to be brought ashore. “The couple were not at all showy and blended in well because most of the other passengers on the liner were elderly.” In a statement, Policia Judiciaria said: “In the cabin that was occupied by the suspects, four suitcases (were found) in whose structures was concealed a high amount of product, more specifically cocaine." The force said following the arrests: “This action, which was supported by the Maritime Police, is a result of the permanent exchange of information and cooperation between the Judicial Police and the competent authorities of the United Kingdom, in particular with the National Crime Agency.” A cruise & Maritime Voyages spokesman told The Telegraph: “Cruise & Maritime Voyages is co-operating fully with the Portuguese police officials. “Cruise & Maritime Voyages do not tolerate any criminal activity or anti-social behaviour on board their ships.” Express.co.uk has contacted Cruise & Maritime Voyages for further comment on the incident By Harriet Mallinson, Express Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  25. Hi Lady K, and welcome to CruiseCrazies.😁 I've already got 3 cruises planned for next year so, unfortunately, can't fit in another, but I hear she's an awesome ship, especially after her refit last year. Enjoy, and tell us more. What's the itinerary?
  26. Exactly, Jackie! Getting back to the ship before it sails is a pretty important feature of cruising - you might think they'd double and triple check the all-aboard time.
  27. I excited!! to be on the Carnival it will be my first time sailing on her. Who else is joining me on this Joyful voyage?
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