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#1
Austin, Texas USA
1,288 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Having transferred our booking from the Rickmers Seoul to sister ship Jakarta, it's time for a new thread.


Jakarta ported in Lake Charles last night. ETA Houston late this Saturday with ETS Tuesday.


Will drive rental car to Houston Hobby airport this Sunday afternoon. Rickmers will pick us up at the airport and take us to the ship. Looking forward to this trip. Lots of snacks, magazines, loaded Kindles, crocheting yarn for DW, and laptops for each of us to write journals.


Kick off first full day with total eclipse of the sun and then it's all downhill for the next 30 days. ;-)
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1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - Southhampton-TA-NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Bermuda & Caribbean
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Caribbean
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - New Orleans-REPO-Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Caribbean & Panama Canal
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Hawaiian Isles
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Alaska Inside Passage
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - South America
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - TA
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Holy Land/Mediterranean B2B TA
15) 2012 Vodohod MS Lenin - Russia River Cruise
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - Caribbean
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Caribbean
18 & 19) 2013 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Australia Top End B2B-Australia Bottom End/New Zealand
20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Baltic
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - TA
22) 2014 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
23) 2015 Celebrity Infinity - Antarctica
24, 25 & 26) 2015 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - Asia & India B2B Suez Canal B2B Greek Isles
27) 2015 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
28) 2016 RCI Explorer of the Seas - Transpacific
29 & 30) 2016 Celebrity Millennium - Bering Sea & Japan B2B Japan, Korea & China
31) 2016 MSC Splendida - Mediterranean

32) 2017 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
33) 2017 Rickmers Jakarta- Houston to Antwerp Freighter Cruise
34) 2017 RCI Independence of the Seas - Caribbean TA

35) 2018 HAL MS Amsterdam - 113-Day Grand World Voyage
36) 2018 MSC Poesia - Italy, Greece, Albania & Croatia

Next Booked:

2018 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean

2019 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean
2020 HAL Volendam - 77-Day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Bucket List:

Aranui 5 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands
Crystal Serenity - Northwest passage

#3
Austin, Texas USA
1,288 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Jakarta just left Lake Charles heading for Houston. Let's hope that the track for Tropical Storm Harvey does not veer to the north.....
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"The older we get, the better we were."

1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - Southhampton-TA-NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Bermuda & Caribbean
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Caribbean
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - New Orleans-REPO-Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Caribbean & Panama Canal
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Hawaiian Isles
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Alaska Inside Passage
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - South America
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - TA
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Holy Land/Mediterranean B2B TA
15) 2012 Vodohod MS Lenin - Russia River Cruise
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - Caribbean
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Caribbean
18 & 19) 2013 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Australia Top End B2B-Australia Bottom End/New Zealand
20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Baltic
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - TA
22) 2014 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
23) 2015 Celebrity Infinity - Antarctica
24, 25 & 26) 2015 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - Asia & India B2B Suez Canal B2B Greek Isles
27) 2015 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
28) 2016 RCI Explorer of the Seas - Transpacific
29 & 30) 2016 Celebrity Millennium - Bering Sea & Japan B2B Japan, Korea & China
31) 2016 MSC Splendida - Mediterranean

32) 2017 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
33) 2017 Rickmers Jakarta- Houston to Antwerp Freighter Cruise
34) 2017 RCI Independence of the Seas - Caribbean TA

35) 2018 HAL MS Amsterdam - 113-Day Grand World Voyage
36) 2018 MSC Poesia - Italy, Greece, Albania & Croatia

Next Booked:

2018 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean

2019 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean
2020 HAL Volendam - 77-Day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Bucket List:

Aranui 5 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands
Crystal Serenity - Northwest passage

#5
Austin, Texas USA
1,288 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Now in the middle of the Atlantic. 1st Mate has warned us of 15-foot seas tomorrow. Told us to remove our stuff from desks & tables. Should be a wild ride, especially without stabilizers.


Master is speeding towards our next port, Montoir France, so that we'll be in & out of port before planned longshoreman's strike on September 12th.


Expected arrival in Antwerp on September 14th.
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"The older we get, the better we were."

1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - Southhampton-TA-NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Bermuda & Caribbean
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Caribbean
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - New Orleans-REPO-Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Caribbean & Panama Canal
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Hawaiian Isles
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Alaska Inside Passage
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - South America
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - TA
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Holy Land/Mediterranean B2B TA
15) 2012 Vodohod MS Lenin - Russia River Cruise
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - Caribbean
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Caribbean
18 & 19) 2013 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Australia Top End B2B-Australia Bottom End/New Zealand
20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Baltic
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - TA
22) 2014 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
23) 2015 Celebrity Infinity - Antarctica
24, 25 & 26) 2015 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - Asia & India B2B Suez Canal B2B Greek Isles
27) 2015 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
28) 2016 RCI Explorer of the Seas - Transpacific
29 & 30) 2016 Celebrity Millennium - Bering Sea & Japan B2B Japan, Korea & China
31) 2016 MSC Splendida - Mediterranean

32) 2017 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
33) 2017 Rickmers Jakarta- Houston to Antwerp Freighter Cruise
34) 2017 RCI Independence of the Seas - Caribbean TA

35) 2018 HAL MS Amsterdam - 113-Day Grand World Voyage
36) 2018 MSC Poesia - Italy, Greece, Albania & Croatia

Next Booked:

2018 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean

2019 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean
2020 HAL Volendam - 77-Day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Bucket List:

Aranui 5 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands
Crystal Serenity - Northwest passage

#6
Austin, Texas USA
1,288 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
We have started submitting our notes of this voyage on a newer thread named 'Notes From A 25-Day Voyage On The Rickmers Jakarta; Houston To Antwerp'.

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"The older we get, the better we were."

1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - Southhampton-TA-NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Bermuda & Caribbean
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Caribbean
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - New Orleans-REPO-Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Caribbean & Panama Canal
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Hawaiian Isles
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Alaska Inside Passage
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - South America
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - TA
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Holy Land/Mediterranean B2B TA
15) 2012 Vodohod MS Lenin - Russia River Cruise
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - Caribbean
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Caribbean
18 & 19) 2013 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Australia Top End B2B-Australia Bottom End/New Zealand
20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Baltic
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - TA
22) 2014 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
23) 2015 Celebrity Infinity - Antarctica
24, 25 & 26) 2015 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - Asia & India B2B Suez Canal B2B Greek Isles
27) 2015 RCI Navigator of the Seas - Caribbean
28) 2016 RCI Explorer of the Seas - Transpacific
29 & 30) 2016 Celebrity Millennium - Bering Sea & Japan B2B Japan, Korea & China
31) 2016 MSC Splendida - Mediterranean

32) 2017 RCI Radiance of the Seas - Southbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
33) 2017 Rickmers Jakarta- Houston to Antwerp Freighter Cruise
34) 2017 RCI Independence of the Seas - Caribbean TA

35) 2018 HAL MS Amsterdam - 113-Day Grand World Voyage
36) 2018 MSC Poesia - Italy, Greece, Albania & Croatia

Next Booked:

2018 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean

2019 RCI Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean
2020 HAL Volendam - 77-Day Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage

Bucket List:

Aranui 5 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands
Crystal Serenity - Northwest passage