Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Disney Cruise Line
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Disney Cruise Line
Read Disney Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Disney Cruise Deals.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 17th, 2009, 01:56 PM
dudleydog dudleydog is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: st barts, fwi
Posts: 14
Default scattering of cremated ashes...any programs?

Disney resv wasnt much help. Anyone ever scattered ashes at sea? Know of a program or dept to contact to discuss doing this?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old June 17th, 2009, 06:59 PM
grand isle joe grand isle joe is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: south burlington,vt.
Posts: 3,140
Default

First so long it is not my ashes, I would not care. Second it would be hard to do while underway for the dynamics of the ship creates air streams that will take the ashes in places not intended. I'm sure people on their balconies don't want an unexpected visit fron dear old (deceased) Aunt Gertrude. My sympathies and good luck with your quest.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old June 17th, 2009, 08:12 PM
dudleydog dudleydog is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: st barts, fwi
Posts: 14
Default

Was hoping someone knew how you could work with Disney to maybe be escorted to the lower level of the rear of the ship to scatter them. I doubt off the balcony or lido deck with work!!
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old June 17th, 2009, 09:37 PM
calmpets calmpets is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 855
Default

As far as I'm aware, to be all legal and above board, you'd need a permit to scatter the ashes, which they will only grant you for cemetaries and the like. That said, if you were to release the ashes off, say, the deck 7 aft overlook when no one else was around, I'd be surprised if you ran into a problem. Not than I'm encouraging you to be super sneaky about it, but it seems to be one of those things people just do quietly on their own.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old June 17th, 2009, 11:44 PM
LadyZolt LadyZolt is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 48
Default

There are companies you can hire for a scattering ashes at sea. If the person is a veteran, the Navy or Coast Guard will do it at no cost to the family, but the family cannot attend as it is done when a vessel is out at sea. My DH was in the Navy and his ship did it several times for deceased veterans.

-Dorothy (LadyZolt)

PS -- you can also hire a small boat from a port and go out far enough to scatter the ashes yourself, which is the best thing in my opinion. DH says he's had several "unfortunate scattering-at-sea" incidents where the sailors had to sweep up remains that got blown back aboard, so you probably don't really want this to happen to Uncle Lou or Grandma. I can easily see ashes blowing back onto the deck of the Magic/Wonder, too, even from the Deck 7 overlook, and you won't have a broom if this happens. Better to hire a small boat and have a nice respectable ceremony where you stop the boat and scatter them. Best wishes!

Last edited by LadyZolt; June 17th, 2009 at 11:50 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old June 18th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Host Mick's Avatar
Host Mick Host Mick is offline
Cruise Critic Host
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, CA. USA
Posts: 3,153
Default

Whatever you do, don't scatter them in The Pirates of the Caribbean... http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov...ss/fi-disney14
Ewwww.
__________________
Mickey M
Cruise Critic Board Host
HostMick@cruisecritic.com

Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old June 18th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Host Mick's Avatar
Host Mick Host Mick is offline
Cruise Critic Host
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, CA. USA
Posts: 3,153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by calmpets View Post
As far as I'm aware, to be all legal and above board, you'd need a permit to scatter the ashes, which they will only grant you for cemetaries and the like. That said, if you were to release the ashes off, say, the deck 7 aft overlook when no one else was around, I'd be surprised if you ran into a problem. Not than I'm encouraging you to be super sneaky about it, but it seems to be one of those things people just do quietly on their own.
No permit required. (Who issues permits for International waters anyway?)
The MARPOL convention Annex V allows for the disposal of ashes at sea except for clinkers and plastic waste ashes. Disposal is allowed more than 12 NM from shores and Special Areas.

I wouldn't dump them from a ship. It's very likely that the ashes will come back up at you and who wants aunt Edna's earthly remains stuck in your nose?
__________________
Mickey M
Cruise Critic Board Host
HostMick@cruisecritic.com

Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old June 18th, 2009, 08:37 PM
JoJo1554 JoJo1554 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 128
Default

I know "somebody" who scattered there dad off of a ship. They did it on a one night cruise when the ship was not really moving as they had gotten out to sea far enough for the casino to open! No ashes back in the face just a nice family spreading and then a night together. They made sure to get a stern cabin. Good luck.
__________________
Just Completed:
Disney Dream 08-25-11 1 Bdr. Suite
NCL Jade 5-24-09 AB Suite
Disney Wonder 2-1-09 Cat.3
NCL Gem 1-03-09 AC Suite
NCL Spirit 9-13-08 AD Suite
NCL Dawn 7-27-08 AF Mini
NCL Spirit 5-17-08 AB Suite
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.