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Where I live

the reason Barbados gets missed is not wind but swells.

Big winter swells.

 

Doesn't happen too often

but when cruise ships start popping 4 in. braided mooring lines

and when Captains of ships already heaving in port

start radioing other Captains just offshore, warning them not to try today

I'm sure there are  a lot of disappointed cruisers on board all the ships!

 

Captains have been known to un-dock and get outa Dodge

less than an hour after docking, because things were so bad!

 

26th. January 2010 was memorable.

A few ships were trying to get in, and they made it..

but the swells were noticeable along the waterline of Celebrity Millennium...

- that's when you know it's bad!

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16 hours ago, bguppies said:

Half Moon Cay

Grand Cayman

Roatan

Roatan is my one of my bucket list places. Would be so sad to miss it in March 

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14 hours ago, MidWestChill said:

 

Do you recall what months?  Wondering if some are known to be windier then others.  We are there in less then 2 weeks!  (hopefully)

We were just there on Thursday Feb. 7th and it was gorgeous. I hope you're able to make it!

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We have missed St. Marteen 3 times in row. First was after hurricane hit, other 2 were due to storms creating large swells, making it dangerous to dock. Oh Well, maybe next time.

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:26 AM, StrangeBrew said:

We have missed St. Marteen 3 times in row. First was after hurricane hit, other 2 were due to storms creating large swells, making it dangerous to dock. Oh Well, maybe next time.

oh no, that is one of our ports!

 

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