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1 hour ago, dsmichael127 said:

Anyone else notice that she's still only running 13-14 knots?  I guess the problem isn't a simple fix.

It’s going that slow because it only is going to Nassau and today is a sea day that’s why! 

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2 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

As I said, this is classified by the surveyors as a "repair at next practicable time" (whenever the ship gets materials staged, manpower arranged, and it doesn't adversely affect the ship's business (schedule)), or a "repair at next scheduled drydock".

 

I imagine there is a lot more work both externally and internally than just hammering out a few dents and slapping on a few gallons of Bondo.  LOL.

 

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12 hours ago, CruisingNole said:

It’s my understanding that after a few hundred people got sick from Noro on Oasis last month, 100% of passengers received a full refund. NCL can and should do better than what they’ve offered.

Actually when it first occurred, the passengers were given a OBC equal to 1/7 the fare payed.  Then as they got denied to visit ports, they were given a full refund for the other days.  I was amazed that RCCL didn't go the FCC route.

 

Around the same time, another ship had a flu outbreak, where people were confined to their cabin.  Those people were offered nothing.  However some are fighting to get their unlimited drinks packages refunded which I think is a valid expectation.

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2 hours ago, boscobeans said:

 

I imagine there is a lot more work both externally and internally than just hammering out a few dents and slapping on a few gallons of Bondo.  LOL.

 

Both dents will require about a 0.5 mtr x 1.0 mtr patch of the hull, and about 1 mtr of the "bulbed angle" longitudinal stiffener in the area.  However, what I mean is that the dents are not considered to be sufficient (typically very severe bending of the hull plating, or severe deformation of the internal framing) to affect the strength of the hull, so it can be left in place until a convenient time.  Many ships other than cruise ships would leave this dented hull plating for the life of the vessel, and if necessary merely crop and renew the stiffeners to match the new contour of the plating.

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2 minutes ago, SeaTheW0rld said:

The curse I put on Epic is working beautifully.  Remember my Epic Fail thread?  BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Karma dude, watch out for it when it comes back around...

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25 minutes ago, SeaTheW0rld said:

The curse I put on Epic is working beautifully.  Remember my Epic Fail thread?  BWAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Some would argue that Epic was cursed before the build was completed...possibly cursed during the design process.

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48 minutes ago, Mike_DeA said:

Karma dude, watch out for it when it comes back around...

No doubt, it usually comes back around double.  

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1 hour ago, Two Wheels Only said:

 

Some would argue that Epic was cursed before the build was completed...possibly cursed during the design process.

🤣🤪😁

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On 2/18/2019 at 5:40 PM, bravestwj said:

I was on the Jade that was interrupted at Thanksgiving and my Travel Insurance (Travel Guard) did pay in addition to what NCL covered.  My advice is to check with your insurer.

 

 

So not a big insurance person on my previous cruises and now I am a bit confused on how much insurance would provide in this instance. Insurance covers losses that are not provided otherwise and not a way to profit. That being said, there is  100% compensation for the cruise, you were returned to the port they said you would. If you needed to get a hotel room or had expenses for a hotel room or airline change fees or meals, what would insurance pay for? Trip interruption or delay are only based on your out of pocket expenses due to the delay or interruption.

 

Am I missing something?

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38 minutes ago, bigwalt0176 said:

 

 

So not a big insurance person on my previous cruises and now I am a bit confused on how much insurance would provide in this instance. Insurance covers losses that are not provided otherwise and not a way to profit. That being said, there is  100% compensation for the cruise, you were returned to the port they said you would. If you needed to get a hotel room or had expenses for a hotel room or airline change fees or meals, what would insurance pay for? Trip interruption or delay are only based on your out of pocket expenses due to the delay or interruption.

 

Am I missing something?

 

There are some policies that will pay you a set amount for each port missed - regardless of financial loss/out of pocket costs. Unfortunately for me, those policies aren't 'valid' for residents of Florida (and various other states). But I've got a friend in Mississippi who gets one every cruise, and has had some excellent payouts based on each member of his family getting paid for each missed port!

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@coscab Probably killing time.  Someone mentioned earlier that she was only going to Nassau with today being a sea day.  I looked earlier, there were 5 ships in port in Nassau so there was "no room at the inn".

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8 minutes ago, hallux said:

@coscab Probably killing time.  Someone mentioned earlier that she was only going to Nassau with today being a sea day.  I looked earlier, there were 5 ships in port in Nassau so there was "no room at the inn".

Thanks, that makes sense, I guess they have to kind of go out there in no mans land so they aren't in the way of all the other ships that already scheduled to be around the Bahamas today😱🚢

Thought maybe they were heading out on a transatlantic and nobody told them.

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23 hours ago, CruisingNole said:

It’s my understanding that after a few hundred people got sick from Noro on Oasis last month, 100% of passengers received a full refund. NCL can and should do better than what they’ve offered.

We were on the 2/2-2/9 Epic sailing . Feel lucky we didn’t have the issues that happened on the next sailing. But there was a lot of sick passengers on our sailing! Upper respiratory infections...many testing positive for influenza A ! 

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1 hour ago, samiam0403 said:

 

There are some policies that will pay you a set amount for each port missed - regardless of financial loss/out of pocket costs. Unfortunately for me, those policies aren't 'valid' for residents of Florida (and various other states). But I've got a friend in Mississippi who gets one every cruise, and has had some excellent payouts based on each member of his family getting paid for each missed port!

So unless I want to play the miss-a-port slot machine that does not cost me anything out of pocket, I would not be benefited by trip insurance if I would have been on this cruise?

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54 minutes ago, hallux said:

@coscab Probably killing time.  Someone mentioned earlier that she was only going to Nassau with today being a sea day.  I looked earlier, there were 5 ships in port in Nassau so there was "no room at the inn".

 

 

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28 minutes ago, don't-use-real-name said:

 

 

 

 

 

Not exactly the same backyard ocean but when you depart Victoria BC and your next port is Seattle

just what the heck do you do when you could easily cover the distance in a couple hours but instead

you putt putt all night in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. I would guess that arriving in

the wee hours of the night is not fashionable when there is no one to tie your ship up and unload

guests and get transportation to who knows where.

I was on a ship positioning cruise a few years back - we left Catalina Island and the next port was

26 miles away across the sea Long Beach - so what did we do we putt putt all night down the

Mexican coast doing nothing turning around and coming back for the morning scheduled arrival.

So you leave Miami Ft Lauderdale or PC and your next stop is at the other end of the ship what do

you do - well killing time is the game - Casino open - Shows on - Restaurants serving - Gift Shops

and Duty Free to browse and snare a buy or simply lounge around grab a drink and enjoy the cruise !

And then that No Room in Inn factor - - - not even a tender.

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4 minutes ago, don't-use-real-name said:

 

 

 

 

Not exactly the same backyard ocean but when you depart Victoria BC and your next port is Seattle

just what the heck do you do when you could easily cover the distance in a couple hours but instead

you putt putt all night in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. I would guess that arriving in

the wee hours of the night is not fashionable when there is no one to tie your ship up and unload

guests and get transportation to who knows where.

I was on a ship positioning cruise a few years back - we left Catalina Island and the next port was

26 miles away across the sea Long Beach - so what did we do we putt putt all night down the

Mexican coast doing nothing turning around and coming back for the morning scheduled arrival.

So you leave Miami Ft Lauderdale or PC and your next stop is at the other end of the ship what do

you do - well killing time is the game - Casino open - Shows on - Restaurants serving - Gift Shops

and Duty Free to browse and snare a buy or simply lounge around grab a drink and enjoy the cruise !

And then that No Room in Inn factor - - - not even a tender.

 

Last year I was on the Breakaway for a 9-Day Baltic and when the ship was sailing between St. Petersburg and Helsinki and from Stockholm to Copenhagen the ship was moving so slow, what stunk about it was both Helsinki and Stockholm we had to be back on the ship at an early hour.  

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1 hour ago, camper49 said:

We were on the 2/2-2/9 Epic sailing . Feel lucky we didn’t have the issues that happened on the next sailing. But there was a lot of sick passengers on our sailing! Upper respiratory infections...many testing positive for influenza A ! 

I was on the previous cruise.  It was just starting to go around.  Not surprised.  That ship is dirty.  I never saw anyone wiping the handrails, elevators, etc. 

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3 hours ago, bigwalt0176 said:

So unless I want to play the miss-a-port slot machine that does not cost me anything out of pocket, I would not be benefited by trip insurance if I would have been on this cruise?

 

I guess it depends on if you're a resident of a state that allows missed port coverage. You absolutely could have made some cash on this cruise if you had that type of policy. 

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9 hours ago, SeaTheW0rld said:

 

I was on the previous cruise.  It was just starting to go around.  Not surprised.  That ship is dirty.  I never saw anyone wiping the handrails, elevators, etc. 

Well that's not good news at all, I have been looking at this ship for booking an upcoming cruise .

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