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Nieuw Amsterdam in San Diego

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I know that Nieuw Amsterdam is in San Diego today along with a Disney Ship.  Webcam is very blurry this morning but looks like one of them is at the Broadway Pier- looks too far apart to be at the main terminal.  Anyone know?

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2 minutes ago, SJSULIBRARIAN said:

Don't know about today but two weeks ago they were both at the main terminal.

I thought that was the norm in San Diego with 2 ships.  Do you recall which one got the tent (south) side?

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Just got off the NA and we had the tent side. Easy embarkation today and overall a decent cruise.

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Woul be great to have a good webcam in San Diego.  West coast is really weak in that department. Roof of Wyndham would be perfect place.

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Three more Sundays for NA in San Diego, then she heads north to begin her Alaska season. We will be aboard as she heads to Vancouver.

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2 minutes ago, jhannah said:

Three more Sundays for NA in San Diego, then she heads north to begin her Alaska season. We will be aboard as she heads to Vancouver.

Can't wait!  It's almost here.  

 

Roz

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1 hour ago, frankc98376 said:

Woul be great to have a good webcam in San Diego.  West coast is really weak in that department. Roof of Wyndham would be perfect place.

 

 

They used to have a decent one on top of one of the skyscrapers overlooking the port, but it's high time that PTZ put one of their excellent webcams in SD harbor

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26 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

 

They used to have a decent one on top of one of the skyscrapers overlooking the port, but it's high time that PTZ put one of their excellent webcams in SD harbor

San Diego, Seattle, and Vancouver!

 

Do you know by chance who the PG Manager is on NADM?  We'll be boarding her in 3 weeks in SAN for 2 weeks and every night in PG.  Hoping for some familiar faces

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5 minutes ago, frankc98376 said:

San Diego, Seattle, and Vancouver!

 

Do you know by chance who the PG Manager is on NADM?  We'll be boarding her in 3 weeks in SAN for 2 weeks and every night in PG.  Hoping for some familiar faces

 

Should be Abigail Simon although HAL has started using 'hostesses' to greet and seat you in the PG, at least that was the case on Koningsdam! Enjoy the voyage!

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5 hours ago, frankc98376 said:

I thought that was the norm in San Diego with 2 ships.  Do you recall which one got the tent (south) side?

 

Two weeks ago the Disney Wonder had the tent. Maybe they alternate each week.

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Yes, the plan is to alternate.  It has something to do with the shoreside power connection which the downtown electrical grid is not sufficiently able to supply power both sides of B. Street at once. 

 

When they designed it, any second ship was to berth at Broadway Pier.

 

So bad planning, for both piers.

 

Tomorrow, the Celebrity Eclipse will be here.......2,850 capacity.  She will be ending a tour of S. America and beginning a 9 day trip up the West Coast.

 

David

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Thanks David- always appreciate your insight.  I fondly remember boarding the old Pacific Princess at B Street many times when it was newly refurbished.   

My mom owned the womens' clothing store across the street when it was Holiday Inn and leased from the port. I heard many stories from her about their red tape.

Too bad they can't use both terminals when 2 ships are in.

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On April 3, both the Disney Wonder and Volendam were at the B Street pier, sharing the main building for security and waiting to board, with Volendam closer to the Midway.  We boarded the Volendam and there were no power issues as far as we know.   Boarding for both ships seemed to be delayed a little - didn't start until about 11:45 for Volendam, a little later for the Disney ship.   The Grand Princess was at the farther south pier.    

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1 hour ago, Kartgv said:

.........................  We boarded the Volendam and there were no power issues as far as we know................................

 

There should not be any power issues on board the ship. What David is referring to is a shore electrical power unit, aka an alternative maritime power (AMP), positioned on the dock immediately alongside the ship as she arrives and is secured (see pic).

 

Once mooring lines are attached to the ship and secured, those three light blue colored "prongs" at the end of the cables in the below pic are plugged into an electrical power unit inside the ship. This is accomplished by a member of the ship's technical team (usually the chief electrician and/or one of his assistants - in the pic the dude in the white overall) 

 

Doing this allows the ship at her berth to run lighting, heating (if required), air conditioning, refrigeration and other vital onboard systems on shore-supplied electricity. Plug-in shore power has been proven to eliminate the vast majority of all vessel emissions while a ship is at her berth, and allows the vessel to shut down her auxiliary engines. It also conserves fuel and reduces engine noise pollution

 

 

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