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  3. jacketwatch

    A new booking! Cruise no. 17

    And now airfare! I know it’s too early to book but I’m looking at biz saver awards on UAL for as far out as they go now, the first two weeks of January and in a matter of hours poof! what was available is gone. Weird. All I can say is I’ll be vigilant and jump on it when and if it becomes available.
  4. So sad for the passengers to not disembark and to get no concrete answers as the blame game goes on.
  5. Miranda

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Andi have a great time on the Edge and be careful, the weather is so much different then where you come from. You might be in for a big shock. Love to hear and see all about it. Have a great weekend everyone. The weather over here really picked up. It is really sunny and it almost feels like Spring. Getting out my bike to get to work next week.
  6. zebra

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Andi - have an amazing time! It's going to be a shock to your system .... you'll be jumping up at least 70 degrees from what you have been experiencing back home. The weather is totally awesome at the moment ...... enjoy the beautiful Edge!!
  7. A Bahamas Paradise cruise ship that set sail from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach on Thursday headed for Cuba was stuck in limbo for hours. The passengers were told the Cuban government would not let them dock in Havana. WPBF spoke with one of the passengers, Lily Wynter, who said they were stuck miles away from shore because Cuban officials told ship officials they didn’t have the proper documents to dock. Many of the passengers were waiting to see their loved ones who were waiting for them at the port in Havana. Wynter says they were originally told they'd have to stay on the ship until Saturday evening and then go into port in Havana but after about four to five hours of waiting, they were then told the ship would in fact not being going to Cuba but to the Bahamas instead. “This is terrible," Wynter said. "There's a lot of chaos, a lot of people are just crying. They haven’t seen their families in over 10 years. Going through this is, like, a terrifying experience because we can't get off the ship." We contacted Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines for comment and were told to contact Viva Travel, which chartered the trip. We were given this statement, "Viva travel's charter of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica to Havana, Cuba was turned away from disembarkation by the Cuban government for unspecified reasons, despite having all advance approvals. Guests will be accommodated as the ship is rerouted to another destination." This was the cruise line's first ever voyage to Cuba. Wynter says she was traveling with her Cuban mother, who hadn’t been to Cuba in 48 years. She says the ship is currently headed to the Bahamas and we're told they'll be updated on arrival. By Shayne Wright, WPBF 25 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
  8. A Bahamas Paradise cruise ship that set sail from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach on Thursday headed for Cuba was stuck in limbo for hours. The passengers were told the Cuban government would not let them dock in Havana. WPBF spoke with one of the passengers, Lily Wynter, who said they were stuck miles away from shore because Cuban officials told ship officials they didn’t have the proper documents to dock. Many of the passengers were waiting to see their loved ones who were waiting for them at the port in Havana. Wynter says they were originally told they'd have to stay on the ship until Saturday evening and then go into port in Havana but after about four to five hours of waiting, they were then told the ship would in fact not being going to Cuba but to the Bahamas instead. “This is terrible," Wynter said. "There's a lot of chaos, a lot of people are just crying. They haven’t seen their families in over 10 years. Going through this is, like, a terrifying experience because we can't get off the ship." We contacted Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines for comment and were told to contact Viva Travel, which chartered the trip. We were given this statement, "Viva travel's charter of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica to Havana, Cuba was turned away from disembarkation by the Cuban government for unspecified reasons, despite having all advance approvals. Guests will be accommodated as the ship is rerouted to another destination." This was the cruise line's first ever voyage to Cuba. Wynter says she was traveling with her Cuban mother, who hadn’t been to Cuba in 48 years. She says the ship is currently headed to the Bahamas and we're told they'll be updated on arrival. By Shayne Wright, WPBF 25 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
  9. Champagne corks popped around the world on Valentine’s Day, as more than 1,000 couples renewed their vows on ships sailing to the Caribbean, Mexico and Australia. The celebration, organized Thursday by Carnival Cruise Line, took place in the fleets' atrium lobbies, followed by balloon drops and toasts. In addition, Carnival super fans Catherine and Jim Skoglund of Queen Creek, Ariz., who have sailed with the line 14 times, will renew their vows aloft on the Carnival AirShip as it flies over Phoenix on Friday. The blimp-like #ChooseFun airship just competed a West Coast tour, including visits to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Skoglunds met 25 years ago in an Arizona restaurant where they worked. Since then, they have spent almost 100 days at sea, including their honeymoon on Carnival Elation, and have two cruises booked this year. During the ocean-going vow renewals, couples played Valentine’s Day-themed trivia games, watched romantic movies and the ships' Love & Marriage Show. There are also Kiss Cams aboard, with couples shown kissing on the poolside LED screens. By ROSEMARY MCCLURE, LA Times 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
  10. Champagne corks popped around the world on Valentine’s Day, as more than 1,000 couples renewed their vows on ships sailing to the Caribbean, Mexico and Australia. The celebration, organized Thursday by Carnival Cruise Line, took place in the fleets' atrium lobbies, followed by balloon drops and toasts. In addition, Carnival super fans Catherine and Jim Skoglund of Queen Creek, Ariz., who have sailed with the line 14 times, will renew their vows aloft on the Carnival AirShip as it flies over Phoenix on Friday. The blimp-like #ChooseFun airship just competed a West Coast tour, including visits to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Skoglunds met 25 years ago in an Arizona restaurant where they worked. Since then, they have spent almost 100 days at sea, including their honeymoon on Carnival Elation, and have two cruises booked this year. During the ocean-going vow renewals, couples played Valentine’s Day-themed trivia games, watched romantic movies and the ships' Love & Marriage Show. There are also Kiss Cams aboard, with couples shown kissing on the poolside LED screens. By ROSEMARY MCCLURE, LA Times 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
  11. AndiD

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Happy Weekend, Crazies! Well - tomorrow (actually, 10 hours from now,) we will be on our way to the airport for our flight to Ft. Lauderdale. It is supposed to be fair weather, so fingers crossed! We have actually had sun for 3 days in a row - amazing - but the temp today is a balmy 7 degrees, lol. Jan - It was nice to talk to you today and to Norm and Dana! Did you start to get your excursion plans lined up? And hey, if 3 inches of snow and freezing rain gets you home early from work I am all for it, lol! Jackie - Hope you are coming up for air every now and then! Miranda - hope you have some dancin' planned for the weekend! So....not sure if it made the national news, but we did get a "condolence" message from the President....a shooter in Aurora, IL was fired from his job at the Pratt factory and proceeded to kill 5 coworkers and injure 5 police officers along with many employees this afternoon. This factory is about a mile from Aurora University, which is where I retired from and about 1.5 miles from Mutual Ground, where I am Board President....my daughter works in the Aurora Library, which was on lockdown today along with all of the West Aurora schools... I drive the road right past this plant probably 5 times a week, and actually once applied for an accounting job there some 45 years ago....... So, a sad day in the neighborhood.... I hope to post many pictures from The Edge, along with some narrative....unless I am having too much fun and end up just falling into bed each night, ha! "see you" all when we return!
  12. Same here - we are cruising RCI in March and they first started advertising 20% off the drink package but we didn't bite....low and behold, this past weekend it was up to 30% off....we bit. Not sure if it will go higher, but we thought 30% off a fair price.
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  14. How big is the world's largest cruise ship, really? In 2016, it was a 6,780-passenger ship, Harmony of the Seas, giving Royal Caribbean the title. The cruise line one-upped itself last year with the launch of Symphony of the Seas, which carries 6,680 people but is even bigger in scale—1,188 feet long, 215 feet wide, more sheer tonnage, and 16 decks running roughly the length of a city block. Symphony is big enough to hold a water slide with a 100-foot drop and a family suite (the "Ultimate Family Suite") with its own climbing wall. Right on Royal Caribbean's heels is a series of new megaships that carry passengers by the thousands: The Norwegian Escape carries 4,266 and is 1,069 feet; its sister ship, Norwegian Bliss, launched in 2018, has 20 decks, and holds up to 4,044 guests. Meanwhile MSC, whose Meraviglia carries 4,500 people, announced it’ll take over the title of largest cruise ship in 2022 when it launches its World Class fleet, which will have a maximum capacity of 6,850 guests. So, yeah...that big. The sheer size of megaships today is humbling, and perhaps even a little anxiety-inducing for travelers. But building larger and larger isn’t a trend that began because travelers were simply asking for bigger ships or cruise lines were trying to best each other. As Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain told us, the enormity of a vessel like Symphony of the Seas is a side effect of the growing desire to give passengers more to do, to enjoy. “What people are looking for today, whether millennials or any others, are experiences,” he said. “So we set out to build a ship that has more amenities and more activities—and the ship kept getting bigger and bigger.” The resulting challenge, of course, is to give guests the time of their lives while distracting them from the fact that thousands of others around them are also on a mission to have the time of their lives—all in the same space. So how are major cruise lines making the world’s largest ships feel not-so-large and impersonal? It starts in the dining room Gone is the single, grand dining room that made up the core of meal time on ships from the 1970s to the 2000s, where white-jacketed waiters proffered swan-shaped cream puffs and flaming baked Alaska to hundreds of diners at specified times. With thousands to feed and guests who desire experiences alongside their escargot, today’s megaships divide dining into venues that less resemble an arena and more closely approximate a restaurant you’d find on land. Symphony’s size allows for 22 different places to eat, with a total of more than 300 menu items, from smoothies and wraps available at a juice bar to braised short rib and lobster thermidor served in a New York–style steakhouse. Celebrity Edge, which also debuted in 2018 and carries 2,900 guests, has 29 different dining concepts on board, from a formal sit-down experience designed by a Michelin-starred chef to a raw bar and plush cafe. A neighborhood of restaurants may mean sitting down for dinner in a 30-table restaurant, or giving guests more say in how they want to eat and when—whether they crave the long-time glamour associated with cruise ship dining, or would rather take advantage of the sun on the pool deck and eat light along the way. VIPs this way A ship seems smaller still for those staying in suites, with VIP spaces reserved for their exclusive use. While lounges with concierge access are pretty standard on the water, larger ships have the space to do more to make the ship seem smaller and more personalized. On newer Royal Caribbean ships, that means dining at Coastal Kitchen, a lounge and restaurant only available to guests staying in a certain class of suites. On Celebrity Edge, it’s three restaurants that follow the same model (Blu for “AquaClass” cabins, and Luminae and Michael’s Club for suite and elite guests), as well as an eminently Instagrammable private pool deck dubbed “The Retreat” accessible directly from the ship’s bi-level suites. On Norwegian Cruise Line, it’s “The Haven,” a triple-threat space that’s cocktail lounge, restaurant, and sun deck. On Cunard, it’s the “Queens Grill” and “Princess Grill” restaurants. And on MSC Cruises, it’s an enclave of a private pool, solarium, restaurant, and cocktail bar for guests of “MSC Yacht Club” suites. “With private key-card access, fewer staterooms, and dedicated personal space, guests can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with a feeling of peace and relaxation, tucked away from the rest of the lively megaship,” says Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA. The newest interpretation of these ship-within-a-ship VIP concepts is currently being built at a shipyard in Italy, as the first Virgin Voyages vessel takes shape. Named Scarlet Lady, she’ll welcome 2,800 “sailors” beginning in 2020. Suite-level guests can slip away to Richard’s Rooftop, a swanky space outfitted by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. Christopher Stubbs, senior director of Sailor Experience for Virgin Voyages, says the vibe will be that of a private members club, “a secluded place for our suite sailors to bask under the sun or have a drink under the stars.” In other words, to fantasize that they’re not on a cruise ship, but on a private yacht at the invite of Sir Richard Branson. Such intimate spaces on otherwise immense ships are make-or-break musts for veteran cruiser Joyce Davidson, who sails with her husband in suite-level cabins up to ten times a year. “I haven’t eaten in the main dining room on a ship in five years,” she tells me during a pause in the ship’s mandatory lifeboat drill, perhaps the one time during sailing when suite guests must mingle with others. “The level of personalization is worth it. In a large dining room, the waiters get to know you maybe a little, but in the smaller and suite-only restaurants, they know mine and my husband’s names and preferences by the second day. We don’t feel rushed, like we have to eat within a schedule, and to me it can truly feel like dining in a five-star, world-class restaurant.” So then why sail on some of the world’s largest ships at all, I ask, and not just go for a more intimate sailing vessel? Joyce tips her head to think for a moment, and then leans to deliver her answer, as if it’s a confession. “I like the ‘wow’ factor!” Bye-bye, bus tours Even after finding “your spot” on a ship, it’s a reality check to arrive to a port and join the masses streaming from the gangway to awaiting tour buses when you want to get off the ship. But it doesn’t have to be like this, as cruise ships increasingly experiment with ultra-small group tours and private charter excursions. Both Celebrity Cruises and Azamara offer private “journeys” at port, with options limited only by the passenger’s imagination. Where a regular shoreside activity might mean joining a 50-person bus tour for quick photo stops across the Italian countryside, booking a private excursion and expressing interest in practicing your Italian may have a private car whisking you and your partner off to join a family’s farmhouse luncheon of handmade bruschetta, olives, salumi, wine, and conversazione. Prices vary depending on the excursion and your budget, but it's another way big ships are giving passengers personalized attention. On the horizon With MSC'S World Class fleet projected to have room for 200 more passengers than Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas’, the line already has teased features like "family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft, and a glass pool lounge." After all, if you give enough options for creating your own adventure—onboard or off—what’s another 200 people on a colossal ship, anyway? By Cynthia Drescher, Conde Nast Traveler 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
  15. How big is the world's largest cruise ship, really? In 2016, it was a 6,780-passenger ship, Harmony of the Seas, giving Royal Caribbean the title. The cruise line one-upped itself last year with the launch of Symphony of the Seas, which carries 6,680 people but is even bigger in scale—1,188 feet long, 215 feet wide, more sheer tonnage, and 16 decks running roughly the length of a city block. Symphony is big enough to hold a water slide with a 100-foot drop and a family suite (the "Ultimate Family Suite") with its own climbing wall. Right on Royal Caribbean's heels is a series of new megaships that carry passengers by the thousands: The Norwegian Escape carries 4,266 and is 1,069 feet; its sister ship, Norwegian Bliss, launched in 2018, has 20 decks, and holds up to 4,044 guests. Meanwhile MSC, whose Meraviglia carries 4,500 people, announced it’ll take over the title of largest cruise ship in 2022 when it launches its World Class fleet, which will have a maximum capacity of 6,850 guests. So, yeah...that big. The sheer size of megaships today is humbling, and perhaps even a little anxiety-inducing for travelers. But building larger and larger isn’t a trend that began because travelers were simply asking for bigger ships or cruise lines were trying to best each other. As Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain told us, the enormity of a vessel like Symphony of the Seas is a side effect of the growing desire to give passengers more to do, to enjoy. “What people are looking for today, whether millennials or any others, are experiences,” he said. “So we set out to build a ship that has more amenities and more activities—and the ship kept getting bigger and bigger.” The resulting challenge, of course, is to give guests the time of their lives while distracting them from the fact that thousands of others around them are also on a mission to have the time of their lives—all in the same space. So how are major cruise lines making the world’s largest ships feel not-so-large and impersonal? It starts in the dining room Gone is the single, grand dining room that made up the core of meal time on ships from the 1970s to the 2000s, where white-jacketed waiters proffered swan-shaped cream puffs and flaming baked Alaska to hundreds of diners at specified times. With thousands to feed and guests who desire experiences alongside their escargot, today’s megaships divide dining into venues that less resemble an arena and more closely approximate a restaurant you’d find on land. Symphony’s size allows for 22 different places to eat, with a total of more than 300 menu items, from smoothies and wraps available at a juice bar to braised short rib and lobster thermidor served in a New York–style steakhouse. Celebrity Edge, which also debuted in 2018 and carries 2,900 guests, has 29 different dining concepts on board, from a formal sit-down experience designed by a Michelin-starred chef to a raw bar and plush cafe. A neighborhood of restaurants may mean sitting down for dinner in a 30-table restaurant, or giving guests more say in how they want to eat and when—whether they crave the long-time glamour associated with cruise ship dining, or would rather take advantage of the sun on the pool deck and eat light along the way. VIPs this way A ship seems smaller still for those staying in suites, with VIP spaces reserved for their exclusive use. While lounges with concierge access are pretty standard on the water, larger ships have the space to do more to make the ship seem smaller and more personalized. On newer Royal Caribbean ships, that means dining at Coastal Kitchen, a lounge and restaurant only available to guests staying in a certain class of suites. On Celebrity Edge, it’s three restaurants that follow the same model (Blu for “AquaClass” cabins, and Luminae and Michael’s Club for suite and elite guests), as well as an eminently Instagrammable private pool deck dubbed “The Retreat” accessible directly from the ship’s bi-level suites. On Norwegian Cruise Line, it’s “The Haven,” a triple-threat space that’s cocktail lounge, restaurant, and sun deck. On Cunard, it’s the “Queens Grill” and “Princess Grill” restaurants. And on MSC Cruises, it’s an enclave of a private pool, solarium, restaurant, and cocktail bar for guests of “MSC Yacht Club” suites. “With private key-card access, fewer staterooms, and dedicated personal space, guests can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with a feeling of peace and relaxation, tucked away from the rest of the lively megaship,” says Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA. The newest interpretation of these ship-within-a-ship VIP concepts is currently being built at a shipyard in Italy, as the first Virgin Voyages vessel takes shape. Named Scarlet Lady, she’ll welcome 2,800 “sailors” beginning in 2020. Suite-level guests can slip away to Richard’s Rooftop, a swanky space outfitted by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. Christopher Stubbs, senior director of Sailor Experience for Virgin Voyages, says the vibe will be that of a private members club, “a secluded place for our suite sailors to bask under the sun or have a drink under the stars.” In other words, to fantasize that they’re not on a cruise ship, but on a private yacht at the invite of Sir Richard Branson. Such intimate spaces on otherwise immense ships are make-or-break musts for veteran cruiser Joyce Davidson, who sails with her husband in suite-level cabins up to ten times a year. “I haven’t eaten in the main dining room on a ship in five years,” she tells me during a pause in the ship’s mandatory lifeboat drill, perhaps the one time during sailing when suite guests must mingle with others. “The level of personalization is worth it. In a large dining room, the waiters get to know you maybe a little, but in the smaller and suite-only restaurants, they know mine and my husband’s names and preferences by the second day. We don’t feel rushed, like we have to eat within a schedule, and to me it can truly feel like dining in a five-star, world-class restaurant.” So then why sail on some of the world’s largest ships at all, I ask, and not just go for a more intimate sailing vessel? Joyce tips her head to think for a moment, and then leans to deliver her answer, as if it’s a confession. “I like the ‘wow’ factor!” Bye-bye, bus tours Even after finding “your spot” on a ship, it’s a reality check to arrive to a port and join the masses streaming from the gangway to awaiting tour buses when you want to get off the ship. But it doesn’t have to be like this, as cruise ships increasingly experiment with ultra-small group tours and private charter excursions. Both Celebrity Cruises and Azamara offer private “journeys” at port, with options limited only by the passenger’s imagination. Where a regular shoreside activity might mean joining a 50-person bus tour for quick photo stops across the Italian countryside, booking a private excursion and expressing interest in practicing your Italian may have a private car whisking you and your partner off to join a family’s farmhouse luncheon of handmade bruschetta, olives, salumi, wine, and conversazione. Prices vary depending on the excursion and your budget, but it's another way big ships are giving passengers personalized attention. On the horizon With MSC'S World Class fleet projected to have room for 200 more passengers than Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas’, the line already has teased features like "family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft, and a glass pool lounge." After all, if you give enough options for creating your own adventure—onboard or off—what’s another 200 people on a colossal ship, anyway? By Cynthia Drescher, Conde Nast Traveler 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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  17. KeithnRita

    What has ben your longest cruise?

    14 days via 7 day B2B cruises a couple times.
  18. We've not noticed a difference between the two and also on Carnival for mixed drinks. They all seem about the same. However on our most recent RCI cruise they offered us a better discount for booking the drink package on line.
  19. KeithnRita

    A new booking! Cruise no. 17

    Congratulations Larry on your new booking!
  20. After losing power at sea and skipping two port stops, the Norwegian Epic’s bad week somehow sank to a new low. In a now-viral Twitter video, witnesses captured the 4,100-passenger vessel as it slowly hit and sunk two mooring points at the pier in Puerto Rico’s Port of San Juan. “It’s gonna hit, it’s gonna hit,” witnesses can be heard saying in the video, as the the ship collides with the first mooring point, sinks it, and then collides with the second point. The walkway to the second mooring point crumbles and then also sinks while guests look on from their balconies. The cause of the epic failure? Wind, Norwegian said. In a statement, the cruise line said a local pilot aboard the vessel was helping the ship maneuver at Pier 3 East in the Port of San Juan. “Prevailing winds caused the ship to veer towards the pier,” Norwegian tweeted. No injuries were reported, the cruise line said, and it’s “working closely with local authorities to assess the damage.” The Port Canaveral-based ship sustained minimal, superficial damage to the hull, Norwegian said, and the vessel was expected to depart San Juan later on Wednesday. Epic sailed away from Central Florida on Feb. 9, and was scheduled to reach Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on Tuesday, followed by a stop in St.Thomas on Wednesday and another in the Bahamas’ Great Stirrup Cay on Friday. But due to a “mechanical issue,” the cruise line had to sail to San Juan to assess the problem, cutting out the stops in Tortola and St. Thomas. “All services aboard the ship remain fully operational,” Norwegian said. Epic is expected to return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. The cruise line offered passengers 50% of their ticket's value toward another Norwegian cruise. By Chabeli Herrera, Orlando 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
  21. After losing power at sea and skipping two port stops, the Norwegian Epic’s bad week somehow sank to a new low. In a now-viral Twitter video, witnesses captured the 4,100-passenger vessel as it slowly hit and sunk two mooring points at the pier in Puerto Rico’s Port of San Juan. “It’s gonna hit, it’s gonna hit,” witnesses can be heard saying in the video, as the the ship collides with the first mooring point, sinks it, and then collides with the second point. The walkway to the second mooring point crumbles and then also sinks while guests look on from their balconies. The cause of the epic failure? Wind, Norwegian said. In a statement, the cruise line said a local pilot aboard the vessel was helping the ship maneuver at Pier 3 East in the Port of San Juan. “Prevailing winds caused the ship to veer towards the pier,” Norwegian tweeted. No injuries were reported, the cruise line said, and it’s “working closely with local authorities to assess the damage.” The Port Canaveral-based ship sustained minimal, superficial damage to the hull, Norwegian said, and the vessel was expected to depart San Juan later on Wednesday. Epic sailed away from Central Florida on Feb. 9, and was scheduled to reach Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on Tuesday, followed by a stop in St.Thomas on Wednesday and another in the Bahamas’ Great Stirrup Cay on Friday. But due to a “mechanical issue,” the cruise line had to sail to San Juan to assess the problem, cutting out the stops in Tortola and St. Thomas. “All services aboard the ship remain fully operational,” Norwegian said. Epic is expected to return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. The cruise line offered passengers 50% of their ticket's value toward another Norwegian cruise. By Chabeli Herrera, Orlando 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
  22. Jan115

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Beautiful photo, Andi. Ice-coated trees in the sunlight is a pleasant side effect of an ice storm. Good job posting a photo, by the way!🙂
  23. AndiD

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Trying out attaching pics from my phone. The sun came out today and made the ice-coated trees look like they were full of tinsel...hard to see but it really was pretty...a bit of "pretty" amidst the rotten winter we are having!
  24. Whatever the cost if you have a drink package you can ask the bartender to give it a jolt. We have not noticed appreciable differences across the lines but for me it’s usually beer or Scotch neat. You can’t mess that up. 😂
  25. That’s terrible. Glad they were dumb enough to use govt. issued computers.
  26. Welcome, Arizona74!  See you around!

  27. Hey Arizona74, 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! 😎
  28. Jan115

    DAILY DOCK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

    Too funny, Andi.😄 BETRAYED is when your significant other cheats on you; DEVASTATED is when a tornado rips your home to shreds. Really, some people need to learn how to use their words in a sentence - LOL!🤣 Our good buddy @RayColey had a great attitude when his river cruise turned into a partial bus trip last fall. Chill, and go with the flow. It won't be perfect, and you make the best of it. Whatever you think about the Edge, I know you will appreciate just having a view without snow, ice and yuck!🙂 I just came in from shoveling blocks of SNICE (snow and ice) from the end of the driveway. I'd like to thank my trainer and some weight and resistance training which made it all possible. 🙂 Not that it wasn't hard - it was quite the workout. David needs to have a chat with our plow guy, who comes when there's an inch, but doesn't show up when there's a wall of ice to chisel through. Jackie - thanks for coming up for air and stopping by. Sorry about your sciatica, and I hope you get some relief soon. Maybe it'll exit with the tax season (but before that, I hope).🙂 I worked a half day at the office yesterday due to the 3 inches of snow and freezing rain that caused the state to close up for the afternoon (don't laugh, Andi!), so gotta get ready for a new day. Have a good one!
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