Farewell Monarch, March 29, 2013 (Part 2)

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Originally posted by Host Clarea
We're planning to leave today or tomorrow, depending on when they get power here. Tampa port is supposed to open at 2pm today for fuel tankers, but I've not heard anything about cruise ships yet.
Did you ride the storm out in the Tampa area?
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I hope all of our Florida people are good in the aftermath oh Irma, as well as the Texas friends from Harvey. Now if Jose will just blow itself out.
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Originally posted by hannibal54
Did you ride the storm out in the Tampa area?
Yes, we were in Bradenton, actually closer to Sarasota. When the storm hit Marco Island/Naples first, it got considerably weakened, so our top sustained winds where in the 70's, instead of 116 as was predicted a few days before. Some trees down and power out for at least a day. Some still don't have power in the area.
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Hoping all our friends in the hurricane areas are recovering and without much damage. Also best to all the snowbirds visiting down there.
To the staff and crew on MJ, thank you for all you are doing to help our friends in San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Marteen. We have MJ for 4 nights on Monday, after they return from their mission.
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UPDATE:
Our 4 day is now a 3 day. MJ needed a little more time to finish up in San Juan. She's scheduled to dock in PC at 3a.m. on the 19th.
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Originally posted by Pumbaamd
UPDATE:
Our 4 day is now a 3 day. MJ needed a little more time to finish up in San Juan. She's scheduled to dock in PC at 3a.m. on the 19th.
R&D
Must have been interesting being in San Juan on MJ.
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When will this hurricane madness end?
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Originally posted by hannibal54
When will this hurricane madness end?
Six more weeks to the end of hurricane season.
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Originally posted by Host Clarea
Six more weeks to the end of hurricane season.
I know, just saying. I hope Maria stays away from us.
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Originally posted by hannibal54
I know, just saying. I hope Maria stays away from us.
I'm looking at the path now and it's headed straight for San Juan. I think there are still thousands of people on San Juan without power because of Irma.
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San Juan, and all of PR took a hard hit. I read that they're at 95% power loss.
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Originally posted by DarthGrady
San Juan, and all of PR took a hard hit. I read that they're at 95% power loss.
Royal says they expect to dock Adventure there on Wednesday. Seems inconceivable to me, given the news out of PR.
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I agree. Even if the pier facilities are intact, how could they process the guests with no power? I guess they could check folks in as they boarded, but that seems like it would be a nightmare.
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Originally posted by Host Clarea
Hey Grady, how did you guys do up there? We're down near Tampa, no power since 8pm last night. Wondering if you have gasoline around you. On the way down here, Ocala was the last place we were able to fill up on I75.
Sorry I missed your previous post Bob, we did ok. Just a lot of trees down and dozens of sinkholes around town. We were lucky, only without power for a day and a half. Some just got theirs back, as of today Marion County is supposedly at 100 restoration. Gas was a nightmare for a few days after the storm. It didn't get back to normal until Friday when more of the bigger stations all finally opened back up.

I got lucky and still made my cruise on Carnival Splendor last Thursday. It was touch and go for a while, we weren't sure if they would cancel it or not.
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Originally posted by DarthGrady
Sorry I missed your previous post Bob, we did ok. Just a lot of trees down and dozens of sinkholes around town. We were lucky, only without power for a day and a half. Some just got theirs back, as of today Marion County is supposedly at 100 restoration. Gas was a nightmare for a few days after the storm. It didn't get back to normal until Friday when more of the bigger stations all finally opened back up.

I got lucky and still made my cruise on Carnival Splendor last Thursday. It was touch and go for a while, we weren't sure if they would cancel it or not.
Sounds similar to our situation. We were in Manatee county, and were out of power for almost two days.
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We were at Coco Cay on Thursday. Lots of work being done for the new pier. Three rigs working different sections for the project. Opening pier next April or May, according to Captain Goran.
JD's beach party has moved back to the original location. Another new cabana section very near the party deck, just on the other side of the jet ski location. Great lunch for P's and suites.
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