Paradise 9/11 Sailing out of Tampa

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#21
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I doubt Tampa will be ready in 2 days, it's getting the full storm tomorrow
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Surprisingly enough, the weather has been terrific and the seas fairly calm. Havana hadn't been hit when we left so hopefully, the port and city won't experience much damage. When we were there, Irma was hitting the northern coast but we wouldn't have known it if it wasn't for the news. We had a fairly sunny day with a lot of tourists driving around in classic convertibles.
We are now still on our way to the added stop in Cozumel, experiencing partly sunny skies and fairly calm seas.
We join everyone else in waiting to see what will occur in Tampa to know if and when we will be able to return there.
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We're supposed to sail the 12th. Carnival has been texting and calling. I have no problem with them. It will be impossible to determine what's going to happen. This area has NEVER had a storm like this. I'm hoping the Skyway doesn't get damaged. It is closed now.
The port could be damaged, or not. We're going to lose power. That's a given. We may not even be able to drive to the port. We just don't know and won't until 8am Monday Morning.
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#26
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for us sailing on the 11th we were told it will be tues on the 12th. we have heard nothing new yet about canceling the cruise or till sail on the 12th.. i agree with you we will have to wait and see. it is correct there may be no port to sail out of. stay safe.
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Originally posted by Captain Carnival
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Please stay safe! Will be thinking of you and your family.
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The cruise that was scheduled for September 11 has been cancelled.
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Originally posted by funinthesun1964
The cruise that was scheduled for September 11 has been cancelled.
I saw that. I couldn't imagine anyone trying to get down there in the next few days. Who knows the extent of the damage and when power will be restored once that goes out. Please everyone, stay safe!
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Originally posted by firemanbobswife
I saw that. I couldn't imagine anyone trying to get down there in the next few days. Who knows the extent of the damage and when power will be restored once that goes out. Please everyone, stay safe!
I'm scheduled for the September 16 cruise and I'm not sure if that will be a go either.
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Originally posted by funinthesun1964
I'm scheduled for the September 16 cruise and I'm not sure if that will be a go either.
Ugh. Just have to wait and see. Hope it all works out. I think not knowing is worse than a definitive answer either way.
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Originally posted by firemanbobswife
Ugh. Just have to wait and see. Hope it all works out. I think not knowing is worse than a definitive answer either way.
It is stressful, but my first wish would be that people and their pets are safe from harm. Cruises can come later. God bless everyone in the path of the storm.
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Originally posted by funinthesun1964
It is stressful, but my first wish would be that people and their pets are safe from harm. Cruises can come later. God bless everyone in the path of the storm.
Agree.
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Originally posted by funinthesun1964
I'm scheduled for the September 16 cruise and I'm not sure if that will be a go either.
We are booked on the 21st.
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Has the water even returned to Tampa Bay yet?
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Originally posted by funinthesun1964
It is stressful, but my first wish would be that people and their pets are safe from harm. Cruises can come later. God bless everyone in the path of the storm.
Thank you. The storm stayed east of us so the Tampa area was spared the worst but about half our county is without power. Not sure when my company will reopen but I read the port opens today. I hope Paradise will be able to get back in. Gas is an issue too with thousands on the road trying to get back home.
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#39
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Originally posted by familyoutdoors
Has the water even returned to Tampa Bay yet?
That was definitely some of the more interesting effects of the approach of Irma. People were out walking on the bay bottom.

There were warnings not to go too far out as the water would come back in (not as a tsunami, but fast with the storm surge adding to the volume).

Our cable went out Sunday night, so I did not see anymore. However, according to the radio, power outages are wide spread in Tampa.

Some of the rivers are still cresting so flooding is still a possibility in the area.
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You and carnival signed a contract to go to Cuba. If Carnival decides to cruise somewhere else, mainly to avoid refunds, I would think this would be a breach of contract on their part. Tampa did not get hit that hard but I read that parts of Havana were flooded and many old buildings sustained wind damage mainly due to lack of upkeep.

We're going 10/5/17. Hope things are somewhat back to normal................. for a communis country.