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  1. We're not talking about your own personal liking for cruising in rain and fog... page 1 of this thread is about having a Canadian port involved for Alaska cruises, and how a waste of time it is for people to have a Canadian port involved in any Alaskan sailing. Ignorance, and evidently arrogance, certainly is bliss isn't it?
  2. Here is 7606. This would be the same as 7206 on your side of the ship. Note the cabin is placed dead center in the middle of 2 of the larger white support davits which hold up the lifeboats In this photo 7612, and thus 7212 on your side, is facing directly in front of the white davits dead center of your view. When I look aft from 7606, I see the white davit that would be in front of your balcony. If you can move to a room number that is dead center to two of the davits that would be best if any are available
  3. You have zero value on this thread, so you have to resort to a comment like this.
  4. Would be really awesome when the fog horn sounds off every 30seconds at 3 in the morning... Or when you stand out on your balcony that you just paid $1000pp and the rain is driving at you at a 45 degree angle. Or you look out to enjoy the inside passage views and all you see is about 100ft into the fog. Or Quantum tries to get into Dawes Glacier, but there's so much ice flow from summer thaw out into the channel that the ship just cannot sail all the way in to get into viewing site of the glacier. Pretty awesome to think about the cost of the flight, the time taken away fro
  5. If you're playing along, this is in Courtenay, British Columbia... on Vancouver Island. You know... as one of those ignorant cruise bloggers once said "on that little island that doesn't mean much" when discussing Alaskan cruising and the PVSA a few months back
  6. Shoot... still opens for me. Word for word cut&paste from two Alaskan residents answering questions to someone wanting to cruise in October "Help! My 50th birthday is in October.... I wanted to do an Alaskan cruise. There is only one cruise line in October for it. Is this a terrible time to go?' "October is the start of winter in Alaska. Most activities/tours will no longer be available, waters can be rough due to storms. Personally I wouldn't cruise Alaska past the first week of September." "I live here and would not recommend a cruise in October
  7. Would anyone like to guess where this is? Jamaica? Costa Rica? maybe even Alaska? Anyone? 20210704_134433.mp4
  8. To keep this discussion on the OP's question regarding Alaska cruising in October ... the above is the actual and factual point to consider. The other factual point is that the Pacific Northwest is a rain forest. Guess what month starts the "rainy" season? Why haven't cruise lines sailed throughout October in previous years? https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowTopic-g28923-i349-k13440001-Alaska_Cruise_in_October-Alaska.html
  9. Superb real life info BillB ... thx for chiming in on this 👍 Hope you're doing well
  10. Both my sailings of rough(er) weather and fellow cruisers stumbling right & left as they walked were in the Caribbean. My specific photo above was Harmony sailing out of San Juan heading (heading to Labadee I believe). My Oasis sailing was the Western Coz/Falmouth route... can't remember now which evening the barf bags were out.
  11. I found the photos... Note as we get closer to the shortest span between the islands you can see the towers on one side in the first photo... As we get closer and go under, the photos aren't the greatest however you can see the buoys (is that what they're called?) attached to the wires so that they are visible to approaching vessel traffic. They're not that high in my opinion, But I guess they're high enough for the cruise ships (Radiance and smaller?) to get under
  12. Well.... Had you and I put money down a couple of months ago that Serenade would actually be in Seattle today, especially via her Panama Canal passage, you'd be a lot richer!! My bet today on the BC inside passage is zero chance. There was a thread a couple of weeks ago that @chengkp75posted some great education regarding some of the laws of coastal waters ("the right of innocent passage") so Serenade "could" go through legally... but will she? Who knows really? Even the smaller Princess and HAL ships out of Seattle head out to sea... only the ships out of Vancouver do the B
  13. With the so many threads over the years discussing Voyager Class through the Panama Canal with @BillB48and @chengkp75, and the ability or inability for her to fit under the Bridge of Americas .... maybe once, and just barely, under the perfect tide conditions ... I'm only guessing if NOS does make her way to LA that RCG didn't want to chance that voyage through the PC and under the bridge. Remember that RCG had Ovation Alaska voyages posted coming into Vancouver for over a year, and all the talk about getting under the Lion's Gate Bridge (same as BoA mid span height). RCG knew all along re Qua
  14. I'm personally expecting this... however I was wrong about RCG sending Serenade over to the West Coast via the PC just for a 6 week Alaska season.... then get deployed where? Maybe Serenade redeployed to do the SoCal/Mexico cruises?
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