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#2
Dublin
178 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Well done for starting this thread. Those of us not lucky enough to be on board with you, but who have family members who are on board, but not internet savvy will be delighted to be able keep a eye on your TA adventure.
Wishing you all calm seas
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#5
Chicago, IL, USA
824 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Calm waters? No.
Calm waiters? Yes.
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#6
Chicago, IL, USA
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Funchal, Madeira port call cancelled due weather...next stop, Las Palmas!
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Craig

QE2 - Transatlantic (1995) ...........****.....QE2 - Transatlantic (2001) ...........****
Seabourn Sun - CPT-LPA (2002) .........***.....RSSC Mariner - Baltics (2002) ........****
Seabourn Spirit - Asia (2002) ......******.....RSSC Voyager - Canada/NE (2003)..... *****
QM2 - Maiden Voyage (2004) ..........*****.....Silver Shadow - Alaska (2004)....... *****
Silver Wind - S. America (2004).... ******+....Silver Cloud - Middle East (2005).. ******+
Seabourn Legend - Panama Canal (2005) .***.....Silver Shadow - Asia (2006)........ ******
Silver Cloud - India/Asia (2006)... ******.....Silver Shadow - Transatlantic (2007)******+
Silver Cloud - East Africa (2007) ...***** ... Silver Wind - Transatlantic (2008)..******+
QE2 - Last Transatlantic (2008)......*****.....Silver Wind - SEZ-MAA (2009)........******
Silver Whisper - Black Sea (2009) ...*****.. ..Silver Wind - Athens - Pt Said (2009)(T***....
Silver Spirit - Maiden... (2009)..... ****.. ..Silver Spirit - Mdn T/Atlantic (2010).****+

Silver Spirit - SCL-ACA.. (2010) .....****+.. .Silver Whisper -Rio-Cape Town (2012)******+
Silver Spirit - T/A ......(2013) .....****.....Crystal Serenity - Dover-C'hagen(2014)****
Seabourn Odyssey - Bali - SIN (2014). ****
.....Silver Wind - Mediterranean (2014)..******+
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#8
Chicago, IL, USA
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Originally posted by DebbieH103
Goodness! I would take rough seas compared to the night at EWR last night. Take some meds!
I'm one of the lucky ones....I don't get seasick!
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QE2 - Transatlantic (1995) ...........****.....QE2 - Transatlantic (2001) ...........****
Seabourn Sun - CPT-LPA (2002) .........***.....RSSC Mariner - Baltics (2002) ........****
Seabourn Spirit - Asia (2002) ......******.....RSSC Voyager - Canada/NE (2003)..... *****
QM2 - Maiden Voyage (2004) ..........*****.....Silver Shadow - Alaska (2004)....... *****
Silver Wind - S. America (2004).... ******+....Silver Cloud - Middle East (2005).. ******+
Seabourn Legend - Panama Canal (2005) .***.....Silver Shadow - Asia (2006)........ ******
Silver Cloud - India/Asia (2006)... ******.....Silver Shadow - Transatlantic (2007)******+
Silver Cloud - East Africa (2007) ...***** ... Silver Wind - Transatlantic (2008)..******+
QE2 - Last Transatlantic (2008)......*****.....Silver Wind - SEZ-MAA (2009)........******
Silver Whisper - Black Sea (2009) ...*****.. ..Silver Wind - Athens - Pt Said (2009)(T***....
Silver Spirit - Maiden... (2009)..... ****.. ..Silver Spirit - Mdn T/Atlantic (2010).****+

Silver Spirit - SCL-ACA.. (2010) .....****+.. .Silver Whisper -Rio-Cape Town (2012)******+
Silver Spirit - T/A ......(2013) .....****.....Crystal Serenity - Dover-C'hagen(2014)****
Seabourn Odyssey - Bali - SIN (2014). ****
.....Silver Wind - Mediterranean (2014)..******+
Silver Cloud - Funchal-FLL (2014)....*****
#10
Pittsburgh, PA
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That's really too bad since Madeira is such a lovely place to visit.
Good luck at Las Palmas.
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#11
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Joined Mar 2001
This is already January 4, and January 5 in Europe. We haven't seen any posting from the large group on board. Perhaps they hit a storm and are resting in bed, or perhaps the ship's internet service is down?
#12
Gibsonton, Florida
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Maybe, just maybe, they have their priorities straight. I'll be boarding in Ft. Lauderdale soon, and reading CC will cease to be of interest. Well, maybe I'll check in just to make sure it is the same ship.
#13
Sydney, Australia
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by meow!
This is already January 4, and January 5 in Europe. We haven't seen any posting from the large group on board. Perhaps they hit a storm and are resting in bed, or perhaps the ship's internet service is down?
If you take a look at this website, you can see the wave heights that the Spirit will be experiencing.

http://www.oceanweather.com/data/

Cheers
Jennifer (ging466)
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#15
Douglasville, GA
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Joined Nov 2008
The group is on vacation. I'm sure we will get reports when they get back.
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#17
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Joined Mar 2001
Originally posted by ging466
If you take a look at this website, you can see the wave heights that the Spirit will be experiencing.

http://www.oceanweather.com/data/

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Jennifer (ging466)
Interesting website, thanks for sharing with us. It looks like they are experiencing 20 ft waves, bad but not extraordinary.
#18
honolulu
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Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by meow!
Interesting website, thanks for sharing with us. It looks like they are experiencing 20 ft waves, bad but not extraordinary.
We all have our pleasures. Mine is high seas with curling wave crests, spindrift, and beauitiful tourquoise blue-green only a ship's wake and following sea can produce. Having sailed San Pedro to Honolulu in a 34 foor ketch (two man crew) I see no reason to go to sea and hope for placid seas. Bring on the weather Shadow and I'll toast it with a single malt from Isle of Islay.
#19
Atlanta
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Joined Jun 2004
Hi, as Craig noted we had rough seas yesterday, Captain rerouted us away from
rough seas into following seas and the ride is much better, but we miss Funchal and
now will arrive Las Palmas about 7pm. Ida and Carol (of Gary and Carol) were seasick during day but after meclizine they were fine for dinner. Debbie(Wellseasoned's wife) also was not feeling 100%...Malcomb and Jean decided to forgo Seishin for room service as well. Ida and I ate in Seishin last night; food presentation, ambiance, service and taste 10/10, but at 8 pm only almost half of the tables were empty.

Although the ship is elegantly decorated, the suite funtionality is not passenger friendly. As Ida noted last night the designer must have never lived in a SS suite before. Huge single sink in bathroom takes much too much counter space. No real vanity makes moving in the suite cumbersome.

Believe dress code due to change in itinerary changed from Formal to Casual tonight..we are all looking forward to the Burn's Bash (Doug and Lynn are graciously hosting a meet and mingle for about 24-30 tonight) in their gigantic grand suite.

more to follow
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