Dawn Princess going to miss Fiordland National Park??

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I noticed when the Dawn Princess was leaving Sydney this afternoon, the webcam first said they where heading for Fiordland



and then later on the web cam said they are heading to Port Chalmers (Dunedin)



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ether they stuff up the web cam or the Dawn Princess going to miss Fiordland National Park??,

Would that be because she having more engine problems or same engine problems??

I don't think it would be the weather as the weather down there for Friday (18/11/2011), looks OK.

Has anyone head anything?
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Originally posted by Kiwi_cruiser
I noticed when the Dawn Princess was leaving Sydney this afternoon, the webcam first said they where heading for Fiordland



and then later on the web cam said they are heading to Port Chalmers (Dunedin)



DAWN PRINCESS at ShipWatcher

ether they stuff up the web cam or the Dawn Princess going to miss Fiordland National Park??,

Would that be because she having more engine problems or same engine problems??

I don't think it would be the weather as the weather down there for Friday (18/11/2011), looks OK.

Has anyone head anything?
OK, off to Email my son about that-he's staff on the Dawn.
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This morning's webcam shows Fiordland. Fancy missing one of the cruise highlights.
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Surprisingly, our son just called us with the answer. Apparently there change was weather-related. The Sea Princess had a similar problem-weather (high winds) forced them to miss Fjiordland NP a few weeks ago. Also, the exposure to high winds a couple weeks ago was a big contributing factor to the mechanical problems with the Dawn's propeller (at least that was the official line.), I think it was the Tasman Sea. So the captain may be being careful.
So thank you, cruise critic members for giving a reason for our unexpected and uncommon phone call from our son-it was a real pleasure talking to him.
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Thanks for the letting us know the real oil.
Sure looks a bit mean down that way...



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I feel sad for the passengers missing out on the Fijords. Just to think, I was booked on this cruise then jumped ship for the Radiance leaving 5 days later (this Sunday). Here to hoping the weather settles by then.
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
Thanks for the letting us know the real oil.
Sure looks a bit mean down that way...




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In previous years, if bad weather blows in , they just divert, go through Cook Strait and head down to Dunedin via the East Coast , where its calm.

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Is that heavy rain (in red)on the satellite photo It sure is...... bucketing down onboard this morning.
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Originally posted by Kinkacruiser
Is that heavy rain (in red)on the satellite photo It sure is...... bucketing down onboard this morning.
yes the red area in a sat photo means heavy rain.
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This morning the satellite photo shows she's in one of the sounds but the camera photo doesn't match...strange?
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Originally posted by Kinkacruiser
This morning the satellite photo shows she's in one of the sounds but the camera photo doesn't match...strange?
The satelite generated one is not live. It is all preprogrammed before they leave so if there is any alteration it will still show the original course. The web cam is not updating either which does not help..

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They have arrived in Port Chalmers today...



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Where do you get those weather maps from??


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Where do you get those weather maps from??
Met service.com have a wide variety of NZ maps, but I got those ones above from the TVNZ , TV1 Weather , on their web site.

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Originally posted by MargoK
Glad we are not on that sailing!!!
...but wanted to tell you home much I enjoyed your blog - love the description of the Fiorland Cruising the best!
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