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We're off on our Majesty mystery cruise!


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Enjoy your cruise. What a great attitude you have!


My parents will be on the Majesty next week, their 11th time I think. They also sailed her a few times when she was the Royal Majesty so they cannot remember their exact number (I think that it totals 14 or 15).


Happy and safe cruising.

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We just got off and the crew was saying that you will be at sea on Monday and Tuesday and hopefully get into port on Wednesday. We will keep our fingers crossed. Have a great time it is by far the best island to visit. Lots to see and very friendly people.

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My partner and I were leaving on RCCL's Nordic Empress right after Fabian took out Bermuda in 2003. I called the cruise line and asked if I should pack a bathing suit or snow suit? The woman said I was the only caller with a sense of humor. Mother nature does what mother nature wants to do.


Instead of Bermuda we sailed to Halifax NC, Portland Maine and Boston. It turned out to be one of the best cruises we'd been on. Our table mates were incredible and we laughed the whole week. I'd never been to Halifax or Portland, so I saw something new. Many of our fellow cruisers had no idea of the itinerary change and weren't prepared for cooler weather.....


Our hearts go out to the people of Bermuda in hopes that the storm is forgiving. Going back next June and hope its as beautiful then as it is now.

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Hope you're having an Amaretto for me too!!! ;)

I know you and Joe will have a wonderful time, just wish we were on board with you.

Rest, relax and be surprised with your Magical Mystery Cruise....They're coming to take you away......

I am also wishing the best for Bermuda and the wonderful people there. I sure hope Florence is gentle with them.


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Nothing on the NCL site yet, so the post that indicated they would spend an extra day at sea makes sense.

Don't know how they'll manage it tho. A flanking movement or end run or whatever would still seem to put the ship thru rough weather.

Nova Scotia etc are great but not if you're from NE as most of those on the Majesty Bermuda run tend to be. Been there done that. But other options don't seem to jump out at you.

Life is not bowl of cherries and this problem really has to be put in the minor, grin and bear it category.

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Hope your able to keep us posted..have a wonderful time..Where Ever you land. Life is just full of surprises. Unexpected one's sometimes turn out to be the best. Hope all goes well for Bermuda..surely in my prayers. We are supposed to go there next week.


Thanks again. Deb in Ma.

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Hi all: we are going to BDA! Don't know when we'll get there, but we'll try to keep you posted. Seas are calm, weather is cloudy, a little windy, but other than that we're having a great time! If someone could post updates on what's going on in BDA on this thread that would be great!


Till next time!

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At 800 am AST...1200z...the center of Hurricane Florence was located

near latitude 32.3 north...longitude 65.8 west or about 60 miles...

95 km...west of Bermuda.


Florence is moving toward the north near 12 mph...19 km/hr. A turnto the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed isexpected over the next 24 hours. The center of Florence ispassing a short distance to the west and northwest of Bermuda thismorning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph...130 km/hr...with highergusts. Florence is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpsonscale. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24hours. An elevated observing site in Bermuda recently reported agust to 96 mph.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles...95 km...fromthe center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 290miles...465 km.



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Hurricane Florence is at its closest point of approach to the Island and will continue to move northwards. Sustained hurricane force winds are gusting above 90 knots at times. Rain, showers, thunderstorms, and possible tornadoes are expected into this afternoon. Storm surge and destructive waves will continue to batter the coast, especially on the south shore. Tropical Storm force winds will subside overnight.

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I think they in fact get in Weds from http://www.weather.bm/


Seas today Out: 20-30ft tues Out: 12-18ft weds Out: 10-15ft



Today -


Cloudy with rain, showers, thunder, and possible tornadoes... Winds southerly storm force to hurricance force gusting hurricance force, veering southwesterly gale force to storm force gust hurricance force late afternoon... High near 27°C/82°F.

Tonight -


Mostly cloudy, a few showers, possible thunder, clearing ... Winds southwesterly gale force to storm force gusting hurricance force, decreasing west-northwesterly strong overnight... Low near 24°C/76°F.

Tuesday -


Mix of sun and cloud... Winds west-northwesterly strong, veering northeasterly moderate overnight... High near 28°C/84°F.

Wednesday -


Sunny periods... Winds northeasterly moderate, veering easterly overnight... Low near 23°C/74°F, high near 28°C/83°F.

Thursday -


Sunny periods... Winds easterly moderate... Low near 23°C/74°F, high near 28°C/83°F.

Friday -


Mix of sun and cloud with isolated showers... Winds east-southeasterly moderate, increasing moderate to strong... Low near 24°C/76°F, high near 28°C/84°F.

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Captain just came on to inform us that we will not make it to BDA today (duh!). The seas are very rough -- was like a ghost ship here last night, but we're having a blast! The port is still closed -- they have to check the buoys to make sure they haven't moved due to the storm. The Crown is just ahead of us, with the same predicament -- rough swells off our port side, so we're still heading south-southeast. I think the Captain said we're about 300 miles southeast of BDA, and will make a turn to the east once the seas calm. I'm still wondering if we'll end up going to the Bahamas with Gordon on the heels of Flo...:cool:


Off to check the NOAA hurricane site to see what's up with Gordon! I'll check in again tomorrow, or once we know more!:p

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