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I'm trying to understand why the ship is still at the pier and has not departed. Passengers embarked yesterday. By delaying departure the hurricane situation doesn't get any better . The transit out of Chesapeake to open ocean will not improve today or tomorrow. Look at the map of Dorian. Maybe someone can explain it 

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Where is the revised schedule posted?

 

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50 minutes ago, Plum Happy said:

It's there, scroll down a bit, it's right after Adventure 9/6 sailing.

Oh yeah, I see now that is says cruising Sat.  Did not notice that before.  Thanks, will have to learn to read carefully. lol

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Thanks.  I drove by the port early this morning and we surprised to see her still in port.

 

But considering where Dorian is and is predicted to track, if I were on board, I would be happy to be at port. 😄

 

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I bet the crew has her polished from head to toe and will be very happy to see passengers finally boarding. 

 

To bad our chance to revisit the Grandeur is still about six months away.

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1 hour ago, boscobeans said:

I bet the crew has her polished from head to toe and will be very happy to see passengers finally boarding. 

 

To bad our chance to revisit the Grandeur is still about six months away.

 

I think that the passengers are on board.

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6 minutes ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

I think that the passengers are on board.

 

And I bet they are anxious to get on their way as I would be. 

 

I am sure they are relieved to be on the ship after not really knowing if their cruise would be cancelled. 

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I hope this is being treated as a port day and they can enjoy the  city.

 

Roy

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Wonder what time they will be casting off.  I think I had heard earlier that the entrance to the bay was closed for a while.  Is that open for transit now?

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50 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

I hope this is being treated as a port day and they can enjoy the  city.

 

In my experience, guests are not allowed off the ship.  Depending on the reason for such a delay, conditions can change at a moment's notice and the captain has to be able to move the ship as s/he sees fit.

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The hurricane appears to have moved off to the Northeast.

The forecast for the Baltimore  and Virginia Beach areas shows winds from the NNW at 20-25 decreasing hour by hour to below 20mph and from the NW.

Fairly clear skies and no rain.

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Elsewhere on the interwebs and other social media sites, it was suggested by people onboard that they may leave tomorrow and Boston is cancelled. The entrance to the bay is closed so they must wait until it reopens.

 

 

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Also keep in mind that total traffic is a factor, Grandeur isn't the only ship trying to get out of the port as well as in.  Add in commercial and Navy traffic from Norfolk and Newport News and it becomes rush hour on the Bay.  Also, There is a finite number of pilots available.

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3 hours ago, DELTABLUE said:

Wonder what time they will be casting off.  I think I had heard earlier that the entrance to the bay was closed for a while.  Is that open for transit now?

Maritime has her sailing at 0630  Saturday 

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Someone posted on FB that they won't sail til tomorrow, prob afternoon.  They also said the CG has to inspect the bouys and make sure they are where they are supposed to be before they open the bay up.

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Lady G has cleared the Key Bridge and is now headed for Bar Harbor.

 

Roy

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Good morning Roy. Now passing the southern end of Kent Island and doing a speedy 21 knots!

R&D

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This should close out the "propulsion problems" concern.

 

Roy

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3 hours ago, rafinmd said:

Lady G has cleared the Key Bridge and is now headed for Bar Harbor.

 

Roy

 

It's not nice in Bar Harbor right now.  Winds, driving rain, high seas...nasty.  We are hunkered down for the day.  

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3 hours ago, island lady said:

 

It's not nice in Bar Harbor right now.  Winds, driving rain, high seas...nasty.  We are hunkered down for the day.  

Fortunately, the storm is now moving quickly.

 

Roy

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