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beschultz
06-04-2003, 12:51 PM
I just read this information about the 2003 hurricane season and thought someone else might be interested

http://cruises.about.com/cs/cruisingweather/a/hurricanes.htm

It is nice to know that ships have the advantage of diverting! Hurricane season wouldn't stop me from cruising, but it does make me glad I don't live on the coast. I'll take my 200+ inches of snow per year! :eek:

Beth

Wishing on a star
06-04-2003, 06:27 PM
We have our very first cruise ever booked for Sept... Just hearing all of these predictions about the most active Hurricane season ever for this year... OMG!!! :eek:



I think we need a lot of prayers and pixie-dust this Fall!!! :D

rae519
06-04-2003, 08:03 PM
I took my Mom (Lilly) on her first airplane ride and cruise last September (9/28) - Hurricane Lili diverted our Western Caribbean to a "Magic-al Mystery Cruise" and we visited Castaway Cay twice, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.

The seas were calm and the weather was absolutely perfect!!
Since the hurricane prevented our docking, we were not charged for the missed excursions.

No concerns from me about being on the DCL, but can't say that about air travel!!!!!

Rae

Buckaroo's Dad
06-04-2003, 10:01 PM
Hi Wishing on a star.


Just hearing all of these predictions about the most active Hurricane season ever for this year... OMG!!!

Consider how often the meteorologists are accurate in their forecasts...

ohioMickey
06-04-2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by rae519
Hurricane Lili diverted our Western Caribbean to a "Magic-al Mystery Cruise"

Did they really call it the Magic-al Mystery Cruise? Sounds like the name of a Beatles album.

Buckaroo's Dad
06-04-2003, 10:23 PM
Hey ohioMickey.


Sounds like the name of a Beatles album.

I think Rae is too young to know about The Beatles...

AnnMorin
06-05-2003, 07:12 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about it.. after all our weather man makes predictions all the time and can't even get the three day forcast right, so a forcast for several months out is a bit of a guessitmate... I wouldn't mind a mystery cruise, might be exciting!

Luckymommyx2
06-05-2003, 07:42 AM
I have to admit I'm more worried about my flight than a cruise during hurricane season! Skip Nassau and give me two days at Castaway Cay anyday!!

Wishing on a Star...HI...:wave: getting close to the double digit dance!!

Wishing on a star
06-05-2003, 08:17 AM
BD - LOL about the forcasters!!!! :teeth: But with the big factors like the El Nino thing..... I think they have just a tiny chance of being right with this one? :rolleyes:

Hey Luckymom.... How about we have to skip Freeport and get two days at CC!!!! Doin' the Double Digit Dance!!!! :Pinkbounc

rae519
06-05-2003, 09:29 AM
BD- I remember when Elvis was alive!!!
And I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan!

Amazing that old age hasn't faded these memories.....but thanks for the compliment.

As for the title of the cruise, I started calling it that, apologies to the "Fab Four"!

Have a great day!

Rae

Buckaroo's Dad
06-05-2003, 03:19 PM
Hey rae.


I remember when Elvis was alive!!!

WAS ALIVE??? NO WAY HOSE-RAE!!! Elvis was only this morning spotted eating breakfast at a bordello in Jackpot, Nevada...



And I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan!

Me, too! (It was a rerun)...

jgalecpa
06-05-2003, 08:11 PM
Sorry, BD,

That was me in the bordello. I Thought I saw you there.

The pancakes were to die for.

Jim

PS Rieann only lets me go there for breakfast

DISNEYWORLDBORN2SHOP
06-05-2003, 09:14 PM
Being from the south I can promise you these guys who make these hurricane predictions have no method to their madness. Just last summer they changed their predictions at least twice and then went back to their original prediction ( If you take enough guesses, eventually you will be close). I can't believe they actually get paid to try and guess how many hurricanes there might be in a year. Why not just wait till they form and take it from there?

Buckaroo's Dad
06-05-2003, 09:15 PM
Hi Jim.


That was me in the bordello. I Thought I saw you there.

Couldn't have been me. I was reading in the library.


Rieann only lets me go there for breakfast

Isn't breakfast served 24-hours?


The pancakes were to die for.

Perhaps, but I've heard tell Elvis prefers his breakfast in bed - that way no syrup goes to waste...

rae519
06-06-2003, 06:56 AM
To those "hunka hunka burning love fans" - it really was Elvis - he was eating peanutbutter and banana sandwiches with rootbeer!

If we do end up with a hurricane diverting us, well, all I can say is "Let the Mystery begin!"

Rae

jgalecpa
06-06-2003, 07:16 AM
As you well know Rae, no-one knows which way the wind will blow on our cruise through life.

Sometimes it will be a hurricane, sometimes a light carribean breeze.

We cannot fight it, we just have to "go with the flow" and "Wonder" at the Magic" around us when we get there

Jim

rae519
06-06-2003, 09:31 PM
Jim,
A wee bit of a personal question here - with that gift of gab, are of our clan?

Rae

jgalecpa
06-06-2003, 09:43 PM
Rae,

Not too personal...

I hale from the McCarthy's of West County Cork, and the Conneely's of County Galway.

The McCarthy sect we are from include the Fella that Owned Blarney Castle, home of the famed Blarney Stone.

When I was yound, we lived in Cork City and my brother and I used to play soccer ("football", on the grounds of the castle every weeked.

We kissed that auld rock about 200 times. So it just goes to show you........

Buckaroo's Dad
06-06-2003, 09:43 PM
Hey Jim.


no-one knows which way the wind will blow on our cruise through life.

If our life is really a cruise, wouldn't that make a concierge obscene???...

jgalecpa
06-06-2003, 09:47 PM
BD

Probably.

But as one Supreme Court justice said, "I can't define obscene, but I know it when I see it."

rae519
06-06-2003, 09:48 PM
I knew it! I knew it! That blarney couldn't be imitated!
My Irish Grandmother would never tell me where she came from- she said it was just enough to know I was Irish to make me want to go there and find my roots!

BD - I know you aren't Irish.....but I won't tell anyone how I know!


Rae

lynr
06-09-2003, 09:10 PM
In August of 2000 we were on the 7 day Magic and the weather was so bad around us we never knew where we were going.

We went to Cozumel, Freeport and CC twice. We didn't see one drop of rain the captain did a great job of steering us around the storms.

A lot of people complained but we thought it was great.

Best of all since we didn't go to St. Martinez or St. Thomas I told my husband we had to go again in 2001, and we did.

Lyn:D