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Hurricane Igor

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I am also booked on the NCL Spirit. I wonder where they will send us?


I vote for the Bahamas :D, but they can choose Can/New England :mad::(

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This was just posted on NCL's website. We are also supposedly bound for Bermuda on the Spirit tomorrow out of Bawstun. Clearly it will be a magical mystery tour, with the emphasis on mystery until we get onboard! margretha

At this time, all ships will depart their respective homeports according to the published schedule. However, Hurricane Igor is forecasted to pass over the island of Bermuda this weekend, possibly affecting the itinerary of Norwegian Spirit's September 17 cruise. The ship will depart Boston as scheduled on Friday, September 17. Guests will be notified upon embarkation if there are any necessary itinerary changes.

As soon as there are updates, we will update NCL.com and notify our guests.

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This is what RCCL's Enchantment is doing due to the hurricane.

The Port of Bermuda will be closed beginning Friday, September 17 and is not scheduled to reopen until Tuesday, September 21 due to the forecasted path of Hurricane Igor. As a result, Royal Caribbean International is altering the itinerary of Enchantment of the Seas' sailing that is scheduled to depart Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, September 18. Enchantment of the Seas will now sail to Nassau, Bahamas, were it will arrive on Monday, September 20, and stay overnight until noon on Tuesday, September 21.


Although this modification to the itinerary has been caused by weather, which is beyond our control, as a gesture of goodwill and to thank guests for their understanding, Royal Caribbean will provide each stateroom with an on-board credit. Should guests choose to not sail the revised itinerary, they may cancel and will be sent a letter of credit for the amount of the cruise fare paid to Royal Caribbean International. That letter of credit may be applied to a future Royal Caribbean International cruise.


No other Royal Caribbean International ship's itinerary is currently being affected by Hurricane Igor. Royal Caribbean will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and will update this information if there are any additional itinerary alterations due to the storm's projected path.

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So, are we close enough to Sunday to know what kind of seas we might be facing as we head out of the Port of Baltimore around 5 on Sunday evening on the way to the Bahamas? I heard it can take 13 hours to get to the mouth of the bay from Baltimore, so I'm hoping that being sheltered in the bay that long will give us some peaceful sailing, but really wanted to know what kind of swells are going to be floating around.


Thanks for any help!

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Wtnt31 knhc 191751



hurricane igor intermediate advisory number 46a

nws tpc/national hurricane center miami fl al112010

200 pm ast sun sep 19 2010


...igor lashing bermuda...



Summary of 200 pm ast...1800 utc...information


location...30.8n 65.7w

about 115 mi...185 km ssw of bermuda

maximum sustained winds...85 mph...140 km/hr

present movement...n or 350 degrees at 16 mph...26 km/hr

minimum central pressure...952 mb...28.11 inches



watches and warnings


changes with this advisory...




Summary of watches and warnings in effect...


A hurricane warning is in effect for...

* bermuda


for storm information specific to bermuda...please monitor products

issued by the bermuda weather service.



Discussion and 48-hour outlook


at 200 pm ast...1800 utc...the center of hurricane igor was located

near latitude 30.8 north...longitude 65.7 west. Igor is moving

toward the north near 16 mph...26 km/hr. This general motion with

some increase in forward speed is expected today...followed by a

turn toward the northeast late tonight or monday. On the forecast

track... The center of igor will pass near or over bermuda this

evening or tonight.


Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph...140 km/hr...with higher

gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48

hours...and igor is expected to remain a hurricane as it moves

near or over bermuda.


Igor is a very large hurricane. Hurricane force winds extend outward

up to 90 miles...150 km...from the center...and tropical storm

force winds extend outward up to 345 miles...555 km. The official

weather observing site in bermuda recently reported a sustained

wind of 53 mph...85 km/hr...with a gust to 74 mph...119 km/hr.


The minimum central pressure estimated from hurricane hunter

aircraft data is 952 mb...28.11 inches.



Hazards affecting land


wind...tropical storm conditions will continue over bermuda...and

hurricane conditions are expected this afternoon continuing into the

overnight hours.


Rainfall...igor is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations

of 6 to 9 inches over bermuda.


Storm surge...a dangerous storm surge is expected to produce

significant coastal flooding on bermuda. The surge will be

accompanied by large and destructive waves...especially along the

southern coast.


Surf...large swells will continue to affect the east coast of the

united states through monday. Large swells will gradually subside

in the northern leeward islands...puerto rico...the virgin

islands...hispaniola...and portions of the bahamas during the next

couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening

surf and rip currents. Please consult products from your local

weather office for additional information.



Next advisory


next complete advisory...500 pm ast.

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It appears that the center of Igor is going to pass to the west of Bermuda. They may see minimal hurricane force winds. Right now only gusts to minimal hurricane force have been observed.

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My wife and I sailed on the Enchantment of the Seas starting 9-18-10 to Nassau. Everything was great, except the swells and the chop. My poor wife was very seasick, I assured her that there were others who suffered as much as she did. But we didn,t see them. I wonder how many others there were, and what they did to counteract the sea sickness?

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