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I was watching for the Celebration to come into port today. She didn’t get in until after 3 pm. She was cruising the shoreline all day. Then when she came in OH BOY, it was scary. Edna’s World on YouTube put up this video. I watched it in real time and I felt sorry for everyone on that ship. Trying to figure out how to put the YouTube video into the file. 

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I saw that video along with another one posted showing Grand Classica departing Nassau that was also "rock n' rollin'".  Stabilizers would probably not be deployed in either situation.  They are only effective at a certain speed.  Entering or leaving a port, the ship would not have been at that speed, I don't think.

 

I would like to have been a "fly on the wall" to hear what the Captain of each ship had to say to the guests/crew as a result of their experience!

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1 hour ago, rkacruiser said:

I saw that video along with another one posted showing Grand Classica departing Nassau that was also "rock n' rollin'".  Stabilizers would probably not be deployed in either situation.  They are only effective at a certain speed.  Entering or leaving a port, the ship would not have been at that speed, I don't think.

 

I would like to have been a "fly on the wall" to hear what the Captain of each ship had to say to the guests/crew as a result of their experience!

Could you please post the video of the Classica rock ‘ rollin for me?  I sailed on her last weekend and it was pretty damn rough. My daughter and I could take it but we went to bed early because of it. It cut into my casino time it was that bad. I was holding on the machines so tight I couldn’t enjoy it. 

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24 minutes ago, pinkie60 said:

Could you please post the video of the Classica rock ‘ rollin for me?  I sailed on her last weekend and it was pretty damn rough. My daughter and I could take it but we went to bed early because of it. It cut into my casino time it was that bad. I was holding on the machines so tight I couldn’t enjoy it. 

 

Posting such is not something that I can do.  I saw the video as a short clip on one of the PTZtv webcams as a sidebar shot.  Sorry.  

 

It's interesting that, even with stabilizers, the seas were that rough.  I have friends currently on the Amsterdam's World Voyage, as the ship approaches French Polynesia, that they have had very rough seas as well.  Rough enough that they chose not to attend an event in the Crow's Nest above the Bridge of the Amsterdam.

 

 

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For whatever my experience sailing the Caribbean is worth, my most recent cruises in that region have had more days when King Neptune was upset than when all was well in his world.  This has been going on for at least 3 years.

 

My Volendam sailing from Fort Lauderdale in December:  the first 2 days, it was rough.  MSC Meraviglia, 2 of our 7 days sailing off the coast of Central America, it was rough.

 

My last two years' visit to Fort Lauderdale/Miami  prior to and between cruises:  the weather has been cool/cold and windy.

 

Climate change a reality?  My opinion, as one who has a science background, yes! 

 

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14 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

For whatever my experience sailing the Caribbean is worth, my most recent cruises in that region have had more days when King Neptune was upset than when all was well in his world.  This has been going on for at least 3 years.

 

My Volendam sailing from Fort Lauderdale in December:  the first 2 days, it was rough.  MSC Meraviglia, 2 of our 7 days sailing off the coast of Central America, it was rough.

 

My last two years' visit to Fort Lauderdale/Miami  prior to and between cruises:  the weather has been cool/cold and windy.

 

Climate change a reality?  My opinion, as one who has a science background, yes! 

 

I’m not really into discussing climate change but I do know one thing for sure. The time of the year that you sail in my neighborhood and I’m speaking about the Bermuda Triangle, if you sail in June, July and some parts of August it’s dead calm. If there isn’t a hurricane on the horizon. I cruise twice a year. I always take one short cruise with BPCL usually in March or sometimes February. My summer cruises are longer and usually with Norwegian. I like the Sky because of my age and it’s short itineraries. To me the ship is the destination not the port. My husband is an Alzheimer’s patient and I have to move the sun and the stars to take that vacation. The ocean gives me my piece of mind back with all that I have to deal with. 

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