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#1
New Jersey
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Joined Oct 2004
Hi. I’ve been “lurking” on these boards for the past few weeks and just registered today. I’m going on the Carnival Conquest on 10/31/04 and I had really wanted to go to Grand Caymans – being that I had already been to the 2 other island. I had resigned myself to the fact that we would not be going there due to the hurricane (I feel very bad for the people there) but I just called Carnival to ask about Grand Cayman’s – after being put on hold for a few minutes the lady came back and said we would be going – but the Web site had not been updated yet. So it looks like we are going!!
#2
Perry, FL
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Joined Jan 2004
I really hope you're right, but keep in mind that Carnival has been telling folks right up until the last minute that GC is still a stop--then springing the news on them as they board that GC has been cancelled.
#3
New Jersey
285 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
Hi, thanks for the info. I knwo they can always cancel a port, in this case they did cancel the GC and still shows a cancled on Carnvial site btu I was told it is now added back in, I'll keep my fingers crossed. In anycase I'll have a great time.
#4
Charlotte, NC
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Joined Sep 2004
My best friend was on the 10/4 Princess Cruise. They made an announcement at sea that Princess was "just notified" that they weren't going to Cayman. Instead of a 10 day 6 ports, 4 sea day cruise, they spent 6 days at sea and only 4 ports!I would say no one is going to know where they are going until they get there.
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#5
franklin, tennessee
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Joined Feb 2003
Celebrity has also announced that we will be having a day at sea instead of going to the caymans on the Century Nov 20-27 I hoped we would stay in Cozumel and extra day. Maybe that will change also~
#6
Chicago, IL
60 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
well...for what it's worth...I'm on the 10/31 Conquest as well. I just called Carnival and was told that sailing in NOT stopping in Cayman and would be receiving the extended times in Jamaica and Mex and the extra "fun day at sea" in place of Cayman...which most of us already knew about.

It is very possible I could call back and get a different answer with a different person. Personally, I'm not expecting to hear anything new (accurate) until I get on board the ship. I looked yesterday and saw that there was 5 ships scheduled to go to Cayman on 11/4...same day as the Conquest. It seems only 1 of the 5 ships has an alternative port to sub for Cayman...the remaining 4, including the Conquest, have extra sea days scheduled.

Hope for the best...expect the worst.
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#7
Michigan
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Joined Apr 2001
My travel agent talked to his friend at Carnival who is supposed to be in a position to know and they told him they are returning to Cayman starting with the 10/30 sailings:

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All November departures will visit Cayman as originally scheduled.

We all know this can change though
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#8
Perry, FL
241 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Originally posted by irishgirl
All November departures will visit Cayman as originally scheduled.
This would be great, but I don't see how it can be. Isn't GC only supposed to be accepting 2 cruise ships per day to start?
#9
225 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Bullet00--where did you get the info about the Century Nov 20th sailing? We are also on that cruise and would love to get the scoop.

Over on the Celebrity Connections board, we have a lively conversation between several of the passengers for that sailing--come on over and join in!
#10
FL
51 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
We are sailing on the Star Princess on Nov 7-14. Originally we were supposed to have 2 sea days and go to Ochos Rios, GC, Princess Cay and Cozumel. THEN those stupid hurricanes came thru and messed everyone's life up (they got it 10x's worse than we did here in FL) Once Princess found out the damage, we lost GC and Princess Cay, got an extra sea day and Costa Maya. NOW (as of yesterday on the cruise personalizer) Princess is taking us to GC as well as 3 islands while Princess Cay is getting repaired. I am totally excited about GC coming back, but I am not holding my breath.

Good luck to all
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#12
Baltimore, MD
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Joined Sep 2003
How do you find out what ships will be in port on specific days?
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