Gulf Coast Departures Canceled?

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#1
Pensacola, Florida
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I saw a crawler on the news this morning that Carnival has canceled all Gulf Coast departures. They will not sail through the oil.

Any one confirm?
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#2
Fort Worth, TX
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There is absolutely nothing on their website about this. If they were doing this, they would have something on their website for the people that are booked that would be freaking out about the cancellations.
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#3
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Originally posted by probuilder2007
I saw a crawler on the news this morning that Carnival has canceled all Gulf Coast departures. They will not sail through the oil.

Any one confirm?
This is not posted on their website at all.
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I live in Mobile an have heard nothing like this. I think it would have made our news.
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#5
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Closest thing I could find to this is that they won't sail too close to the oil spill at night (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/1...ise-ships.html).
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#6
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They've resecheduled departures from New Orleans to ensure they don't arrive at the Gulf of Mexico while it's dark. That's the extent of the schedule changes thus far.
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#7
Pensacola, Florida
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I'm in Pensacola and it was a crawler on the bottom of the screen.

The research I have done shows they will not sail through the oil but are sailing through the dirty areas only in daylight.

This info is from yesterdays internet though.

I am not sure if they have made a change.

If a decision was made this morning then the site would not reflect this immediately.

I so want this to be "NOT TRUE" as I am booked out of NOLA for December.
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#9
New Orleans, LA
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I live in New Orleans. From today:

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the oil "is not affecting our operations" and that ship captains are successfully avoiding the oil.
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Pensacola/Molino, FL
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I'm in Pensacola also and booked on the Elation out of Mobile in October. Today the media is concentrating on President Obama's visit to the beach. I'll keep an eye out for any announcements about the cruises.
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I would think something like that would be MAJOR news on their website. I hope this isn't one of those rumor threads. Too many people are booked on cruises from that region and would freak out over this one.

So, without proof, I'd ask the administrators of the forum to pull this thread. All it will do is cause a lot of worry and grief!
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#12
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I called Carnival, as my cruise is leaving Tampa this Sunday, "there is no need to worry, no cruises have been canceled nor have they been told any in the future would be."
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#14
Panama City Florida
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Originally posted by probuilder2007
I saw a crawler on the news this morning that Carnival has canceled all Gulf Coast departures. They will not sail through the oil.

Any one confirm?

You don't remember what channel or network you saw it on?
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#15
Richardson, TX
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I agree, mods should pull this thread, as without any link to this news, its just someone who thinks that is what he read on a news crawler that he read fast.

Talk about feeding rumors and fears .. titles like this should do it...
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#16
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We leave July 16th out of Biloxi. Hubby called Carnival and they have not changed anything as of yesterday, If they have to change they will pay for transporation to Florida, So its wait and see.
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#17
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Originally posted by johnjen
So, without proof, I'd ask the administrators of the forum to pull this thread. All it will do is cause a lot of worry and grief!

I agree.
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#18
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I saw the crawler on Good Morning America this morning. It said that Carnival announced that they would no longer be sailing through the affected area AT NIGHT. They will adjust their schedules to sail that area during daylight hours. NOTHING was said about cancelling cruises.
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#19
Panama City Florida
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also agree that it needs to be removed...they could have been talking about dinner cruise ships that go out in the evenings for a few hours.
They have lots of them around here
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