Posted September 20th, 2017, 03:45 PM
I saw that cruise advertised before the storm. I thought that it might have some appeal to certain folks looking to avoid the storm. With Irma in particular, being on a mobile shelter was the best way to go since the captain could keep moving. We evacuated from St. Pete from central FL when it looked like it was coming here, only to find it came closer to where we were sheltering in central FL.
So only 96 folks were on board? It must have felt like a ghost ship! Which venues (dining, bars, entertainment, spa, etc.) were in operation?
I guess the cruise line mainly wanted to keep the ship safe which meant getting her out of the area, and they figured they might as well see if anyone wanted to come along for the ride, eh?
Instead of 2 restaurants, only one was open as well as only the aft pool and aft jacuzzis were open. Entertainment, bars, spa (DH had 2 massages and got a haircut) all happening. We got close to the passengers and crew. The captain was very friendly. I have to say that it was a very nice "weird" cruise. I will try them again on a normal cruise.
RCCL- Mariner 04 (GS) Majesty (GS) Jewel (GS) Enchantment (RS) Freedom (OS) Voyager - Med 07 (GS) Monarch (GS) Majesty (GS) Oasis (CL) Explorer (GS) Allure (D1) Liberty (GS) Explorer (JS) Quantum (D7) Quantum (SJ) Enchantment (GS) Liberty (JS) ) 17 cruises
Carnival - Victory (PH) Sensation (S1) Legend (PH) Miracle (GS) Victory (8C) 5 cruises
Seabourn - Pride (All Suite) Quest (PH) 2 cruises
Disney - Wonder (5D) Dream (4D) 2 cruises
Princess - Star (PH) Crown (PH) Royal (MA) Regal (MC) Ocean - British Islands 14 (MB) Regal (M1) 6 cruises
Cunard - QM2
- July 05 (A1) QM2 July 10 (Q6) QE August 15 (BA) 3 cruises
NCL - Dawn (AF) Pearl (GV) Jewel (A3) Dawn (AF) Spirit (OS) Gem (A2) Dawn (AB) Jewel (A3) Epic (A3) Gem (BE) Star (SF) Jade - Turkey 12 (S2) Gem (S5) Breakaway (S4) Escape (M2) Sky (Cuba) (BB) 16 cruises
Celebrity - Constellation (CC) Century (PH) Solstice (S1) Summit (SS) Millennium (S1) Reflection (S1) Constellation (RS) Edge (E1) 8 cruises
HAL - Westerdam 06 Alaska (SA) Eurodam (PS) Koningsdam (V) (B) twice 4 cruises
Crystal - Symphony (A1) 1 cruise
Silversea - Whisper (V3) 1 cruise
63 cruises so far...
Princess Regal (M1) 11/13/2017
Silversea SilverWhisper (V1) 12/16/2017
HAL Koningsdam (B) 12/27/2017
Celebrity Edge (S2) 4/14/2019
Virgin Voyages 2020