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  1. Friend just got off and stated they had to leave by 9:30. The year before they stayed till 10:30. People don't realize that customs will not let boarding start till ship has 0 out. Even back to back have to leave ship and be escorted back on once customs clears ship for boarding. So late leavers delay the entire process, turnover of cabins and boarding and reboarding.
  2. Yes, I would think that is a totally different situation. That would be like another port of call and not the home port.
  3. When we were docked overnight for 2-3 days no one was allowed off unless going home. Once you left ship, not return. Due to customs control.
  4. I feel sorry for those trying to decide what to do. The roads will be packed and gas stations are running out of gas, hotels are full, etc. Same scenario as during Hurricane Irma. I'd rather be on a ship in safe harbor than fighting those circumstances.
  5. This is from the Port of Miami Miami - PortMiamiWebcam.com CARNIVAL VICTORY | 16:00 NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS | 16:30 MSC SEASIDE | 18:00 NORWEGIAN SKY | MIDNIGHT
  6. Those on board got a letter. I'll try to post the link to it. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219937880261943&set=gm.2329364300639136&type=3&eid=ARCtz29TWafzH7dHSqtTT1FO0Z-VN9Xt9xkWGzaxmR2M73gYiIbe3RxdQ2K61Pk0bfdyC31HrETQBsL1&ifg=1
  7. The ship is scheduled to leave Miami tonight at 1800. Just keep checking the MSC website for updates regarding your cruise. It will most likely be canceled.
  8. You will be well taken care of Give Maria our best and a big hug from Mary Ann and Tom. Enjoy Cozumel. The crew will love being there as they can come and go as work allows. Be safe.
  9. Carnival will be making changes too if they close the port before the 31st. Remember, MSC is a privately owned company and operates differently than those that have to answer to their stockholders. Hope it all works out for the best for you.
  10. Yes, if you choose to stay onboard. Same thing happened to us during Hurricane Irma in 2017. We stayed on and were well taken care of.
  11. The ship has to sail out tomorrow before they close the port. Your options are to get off or stay onboard. They will help you make alternative arrangements for flights, etc. just be patient cause all are in the same situation.
  12. Here’s the update from earlier today. Hurricane Dorian Update 8/29/2019 Update: August 29, 2019 6pm (EST): Hurricane Dorian Update: As the safety and security of our guests and crew is MSC Cruises’ top priority, we are closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. Coast Guard has just informed that PortMiami may be closed as early as tomorrow. Therefore, MSC Seaside is planning to return to PortMiami tomorrow, Friday, August 30 at 8:00 AM ET. At this time, current guests on board MSC Seaside will have the option of disembarking if they choose. Alternatively, guests are being offered the option of staying on board. MSC Seaside will be required to depart before PortMiami closes. MSC Seaside will sail to a safe area and return once the port re-opens. For guests currently booked on MSC Seaside, departing on Saturday, August 31, and those currently booked on MSC Armonia, departing on Monday, Sept. 2, we will provide an update on the sailings at noon tomorrow. We encourage guests to continue to monitor our web site for updates.
  13. Congratulations to Captain Massa and the crew/staff of the new MSC Grandiosa. Wishing all who sail with them fair winds and smooth seas.
  14. I think the negative comments about not ever seeing or meeting their butlers brought about changes as to how they are now interacting with the guests. We just let them do their jobs and go with the flow. Part of the YC experience is being taken care of and wanting for nothing. Let them spoil you!
  15. Last time on Seaside in YC(August), the butlers insisted on escorting us to dinner, shows, and anywhere else we wanted to go. We were escorted to a show without reservations. Dining - You will be asked for an approx. time you wish to dine. If you wish to have the same table each night, just let it be known. We usually sit at a table for 2 and they are close enough to others that you van visit if you so choose. The butlers will be working in the Topsail and the One Pool area and any of them, not just yours, will be ready to provide whatever is needed.
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