Infinity Vancouver Arrival Delayed 7/16/06

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#1
Ottawa, Canada
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I've heard that Infinity's arrival in Vancouver tomorrow has been delayed to "between 11AM and Noon". Does anyone have any info?

Curious!

If I find out more I'll pass it along.
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#2
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Interesting. Infinity was in dry-dock in March, so it is highly unlikely to be a pod-problem. I checked the webcam archive to see if there was a medical evacuation or diversion or something, but couldn't find anything. However... isn't Ininity supposed to be in Sitka on Friday's? The webcam archive shows shots of nothing but ocean for yesterday, Friday July 14.

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#3
Ottawa, Canada
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And the plot thickens...

if she skipped a port and arrives late, it sounds like a theme I've heard before!
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#5
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Where did you hear this? We are in Vancouver awaiting the ship tomorrow.
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#6
Central, Tx
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Damnit! Y, the are having propulsion problems. They will be late getting in and WILL leave from 8 hours to 32 hours late. CRUD! We are to report to the ship and they will let us know what to do. First time to be on one of these darned messes.
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#7
Ottawa, Canada
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The gang has been in contact and the propulsion problems have been confirmed. Passengers are being told ETA Vancouver is 1230 at earliest.

Infinity bypassed Sitka and is operating at reduced speed. Celebrity has provided free internet access to contact relatives and rebook flights if required, as well as a Credit note towards next cruise.

There are also rumours of some gastro illness onboard but the extent is not known. Likely nothing to worry about.
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#9
Central, Tx
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Thanks SkyGuy747 for the update. We are in Vancouver and will (hopefully) be boarding tomorrow. Let us know if you hear anything else.
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#10
Ottawa, Canada
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Actually, you provided the best news... that the departure delay would be 8-32 hours. By that I mean that it sounds like they're confident they can have it fixed fairly quickly.

If I were a betting man, I'd say you'll be on your way by midnight with a few bucks to spend in your onboard account and you'll have the trip of a lifetime!

I hope you enjoy your cruise - remember, you can hit curveballs and fastballs too!
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Celebrity Infinity > Alaska Aug 14-21, 2005
RCI Enchantment OTS> Quebec-FLL Oct 2-9, 2005
Celebrity Infinity > Caribbean Mar 12-19, 2006
Celebrity Infinity > Alaska Jul 12-19, 2006
Celebrity Infinity > Alaska Aug 13-20, 2006
RCI Explorer OTS > Bermuda Jun 2-9, 2007
Carnival Liberty > Caribbean Mar 6-13, 2010
Norwegian Pearl > Caribbean Mar 13-20, 2010
RCI Allure OTS > Caribbean Feb 6-13, 2011 - Atlantis 20th Anniversary
RCI Allure OTS > Caribbean Jan 29-Feb 5, 2012 - Atlantis
Celebrity Silhouette > Caribbean Feb 19-26, 2017 - Bearracuda
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#12
Ottawa, Canada
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I'm glad to hear that bonbon!

I think it was Stephen Covey or someone of that ilk that said two things:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. It's all small stuff.

It's not easy sometimes, but I try and take it to heart!

I hope you enjoy your cruise next week, and please leave an Almond croissant for me. If there are none left, I know where you guys live!
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RCI Enchantment OTS> Quebec-FLL Oct 2-9, 2005
Celebrity Infinity > Caribbean Mar 12-19, 2006
Celebrity Infinity > Alaska Jul 12-19, 2006
Celebrity Infinity > Alaska Aug 13-20, 2006
RCI Explorer OTS > Bermuda Jun 2-9, 2007
Carnival Liberty > Caribbean Mar 6-13, 2010
Norwegian Pearl > Caribbean Mar 13-20, 2010
RCI Allure OTS > Caribbean Feb 6-13, 2011 - Atlantis 20th Anniversary
RCI Allure OTS > Caribbean Jan 29-Feb 5, 2012 - Atlantis
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#13
Central, Tx
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I am betting we do not get out of their that fast. However... we are in a royal suite so I will have to console myself in the hot tub on the deck looking out over Vancouver Harbor. Gee... anyone want that tough job? I am guessing we will also lose a port. I hope it is Ketchikan. (our 15th year to come to Alaska and we just got back from there on the Alaska ferry this week.) Losing Sitka is another story, my favorite port. We will see.....
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#14
Toronto, Ontario
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Thank you for the reassurance....I have been sweating everything about this trip. I've never spent this boat load of money on a vacation before. I'm more accustomed to packing up the car and heading up to the cottage. The embarkation process can be just as challenging, but the formal nights are sweat pants and clean t-shirt.



#15
Toronto, Ontario
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Originally posted by SkyGuy747
I'm glad to hear that bonbon!

I think it was Stephen Covey or someone of that ilk that said two things:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. It's all small stuff.

It's not easy sometimes, but I try and take it to heart!

I hope you enjoy your cruise next week, and please leave an Almond croissant for me. If there are none left, I know where you guys live!

I'll leave some almond croissants for a fellow Canuck. But, if they're as good as you say, I'm making no promises.



#16
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Excuse my ignorance here, but what does all this mean. Propulsion problems? People getting sick?
I too leave in 8 days, and my first trip on X, and my first to Alaska. I don't want to miss any ports. How will they fix it, if it goes out tomorrow?
I know we have a week yet, but still????
#17
Home in the cold...
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A few years ago, I was booked on Infinity to Hawaii. A week prior to sailing it developed pod problems, had to disembark all the passengers in Mexico and sail back to Freeport for major repair.
If you have made all your arrangements through Celebrity, you are safe but perhaps without a cruise.
If you arranged your own air there might be a problem. My insurance claim for air was denied because the airplane flew. Lack of cruise is not an insurable claim. The good news. I got the money back from my cruise and a free cruise on Summit. I lost the air. without compensation.
Call Celebrity and find out if the cruise is red-flagged.
My RCL stock is going to get another major hit Monday...

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#18
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Not that I don't feel for all of you the pax boarding today and next Sunday but if they decided to do something major, what are the odds they will have everything done in 2 weeks?? We sail 2 weeks from today!
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#19
Ontario, Canada
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Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by minniemom
Excuse my ignorance here, but what does all this mean. Propulsion problems? People getting sick?
I too leave in 8 days, and my first trip on X, and my first to Alaska. I don't want to miss any ports. How will they fix it, if it goes out tomorrow?
I know we have a week yet, but still????
The propulsion problem is a common one with M class ships - there's lots of threads about them , but don't read them - you'll just stress yourself even more. The good news is - they are used to dealing with them so fixing it shouldn't be too big a deal except to the passengers that now have their cruise all messed up !!!!

I feel badly for the people leaving today. In a one week cruise with only 3 ports - who wants to miss one. I feel especially bad for any first time cruisers because as a first time cruiser - planning my cruise - I would be heartbroken. I know, don't sweat the small stuff - and that's true - but, I'd still be heartbroken.
I think I would rather have the cruise cancelled and book another than miss 1 of only 3 ports, but we can do that because my DH will be retired by then - I realize that's not so easy for everyone.

KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR THOSE OF YOU GOING TOMORROW AND NEXT WEEK ! and the week after that, and the week after that !!
#20
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Joined Jun 2006
[quote=SkyGuy747]Actually, you provided the best news... that the departure delay would be 8-32 hours. By that I mean that it sounds like they're confident they can have it fixed fairly quickly.

If I were a betting man, I'd say you'll be on your way by midnight with a few bucks to spend in your onboard account and you'll have the trip of a lifetime!quote]

This is a very helpful perspective for some of us first-timers to hear. Thanks, SkyGuy.

For those of you embarking today, please keep us posted! We'll wish you well, we'll wish the Infinity a speedy recovery, and we'll keep our fingers crossed for the future cruisers.

Let us know what you hear, okay?
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