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snowball22
06-05-2003, 02:07 PM
Do cruises ever get cancelled due to hurricanes?

my3kids
06-05-2003, 02:13 PM
No. Not cancelled. The trip might go to places unexpected....but the ship will sail. Well.....if a hurrican was bearing down on Cape Canaveral...that might be a different story. But thus far, the ship has sailed.

imgoingtodisney
06-05-2003, 03:42 PM
sorry and this is an honest answer (not griping)

Its Norwalk you gotta watch out for

LAMPSKIES
06-05-2003, 03:57 PM
Ditto on the Norwalk.........been there, done that!!!

Bev J
06-05-2003, 04:28 PM
Since hurricanes are usually tracked for a while cruiselines know pretty close as to where they will be going. So you are probably pretty safe at sea. You might not get to your original ports of call and your trip will be alot more exciting.
We are cruising at the end of October so we will be taking our chances with hurricane season.

natsmom125
06-05-2003, 09:51 PM
OK.....

Take it from one "who's been there...done that"...with both..


Norwalk is NOTHING compared to being in a hurricane..


With Norwalk...you get sick for a few days..although it is a terrible illness..wouldn't wish it on anyone...

With a hurricane....you lose your home, your business, your job, maybe your life or the life of a loved one or in my case the life of someone you work with....wouldn't wish it on anyone...

Sorry, no comparison.....

Phyllis
:cool:

imgoingtodisney
06-06-2003, 06:45 AM
?

Jeanny
06-06-2003, 07:28 AM
ok, the Norwalk virus, yes that's a terrible virus.
Unfortunately, Disney cancelled a vacation for 2000+ people because of it.
Disney cancelled the November 2002 cruise because they did not want to expose another 2000+ people to the virus that SOMEONE ELSE had brought on board just to keep infecting more people.

NOW The outbreak is SARS, and in another part of the world/country/area's and hopefully it won't make it to the Disney Cruise line this year.

I believe it's time to build a bridge. JMO and my flame retardent suit is on.

Jeanny :wave:

Buckaroo's Dad
06-06-2003, 07:43 AM
Good morning, Jeanny.


I believe it's time to build a bridge.

Um, ok. To where?...

AnnMorin
06-06-2003, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Buckaroo's Dad
Good morning, Jeanny.




Um, ok. To where?...


to where the infamouse cancelled cruise will not be brought up over and over and over and over .........

AnnMorin
06-06-2003, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by natsmom125
OK.....

Take it from one "who's been there...done that"...with both..


Norwalk is NOTHING compared to being in a hurricane..


With Norwalk...you get sick for a few days..although it is a terrible illness..wouldn't wish it on anyone...

With a hurricane....you lose your home, your business, your job, maybe your life or the life of a loved one or in my case the life of someone you work with....wouldn't wish it on anyone...

Sorry, no comparison.....

Phyllis
:cool:

I certainly agree with you phyllis, my parents lived on Seabrook Island S.C. and were constantly plauqed by hurricanes, dad has colitus so he knows what the norwalk feels like, I think he would choose the toliet over his house being destroyed anyday!

natsmom125
06-06-2003, 08:10 AM
Y'all just don't seem to understand.....

I know all about the canceled cruise and the reason it was canceled. I visit these boards everyday...It was very sad for everyone involved....those who were scheduled for the canceled cruise and those who were ill. I too, would have been very disappointed..but
I'D BE OVER IT BY NOW..

I'm not talking about the ship diverting for a hurricane..what I'm saying is this...don't you people see the difference in the loss of someone's entire livelyhood and loss of a life of someone close to them..how can that be compared to a canceled cruise?

I've said enough and I better stop before I get thrown off
the boards...

However, if anyone would like to email me....I'd love to continue
this topic...

NATSMOM125@AOL.COM

natsmom125
06-06-2003, 08:11 AM
THANK YOU ANN....

AND


AMEN.

Jeanny
06-06-2003, 08:11 AM
Hey BD ~ you've never heard that expression?? Thank you Natsmom

I know everyone has a right to their opinion on our boards, but I believe a LOT of people are saying to themselves~ "Not again!!"

You're right Ann~ To get over it!!!

Now back to the regularly scheduled question.... Although hurricanes are terrible, we've had some up here, not as bad as the South gets, but it's a powerful force of nature... and the ships are able to divert their courses... who know's you may go on another famous "mystery tour"

Jeanny :wave:

rae519
06-06-2003, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by AnnMorin
to where the infamouse cancelled cruise will not be brought up over and over and over and over .........

Heaven forbid that something cataclysmic should have actually happened - what mileage that would beget!

Rae
("NOT AGAIN!")

flexsmom
06-06-2003, 09:26 AM
Heaven forbid that something cataclysmic should have actually happened - what mileage that would beget!

I wasn't reading the boards back when the Magic caught fire - can you imagine the reams of bolded text there must have been following that event?! (Please - don't everyone think I'm making light of a fire - simply the resulting hub-bub.....)

Michelle
06-06-2003, 09:50 AM
Okay, enough.

To answer the original poster, ships do not cancel cruises due to weather. The captains go to all lengths possible to avoid bad weather. It is entirely possible that you may change PORTS due to weather (in fact, I've been on an October cruise where that happened) but they do not cancel. :)

WebmasterKathy
06-06-2003, 05:18 PM
flexsmom--

Actually, I don't think the fire hub-bub was too bad.

I was on the cruise right after the fire (fire was on Thursday, we sailed Saturday). We had some small schedule changes (we were late sailing away), and the Mickey pool was closed most of the week, but it really wasn't too bad. Disney had repair crews working on the damage the whole week, while we were sailing and in port, but it was really only the Mickey pool area that was affected. They opened the crew pool to guests to help compensate, and shifted kid activities to the Goofy pool. (At least that's what I think they did. Kind of hard to remember this much later.)

The folks that were on the fire sailing were awakened pretty early to report to muster stations, but it really sounds like there was a very cooperative atmosphere among guests and crew.

Reading the boards after our return, I think there was a lot of interest in what happened, and we saw lots of photos and reconstruction updates. But I honestly don't recall much whining or complaining.

I think you might have been proud of the civility!

AnnMorin
06-06-2003, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by imgoingtodisney
?

why does that always seem to happen? First a statement then it is either deleted,erased or changed? Just curious

MarkRG
06-06-2003, 08:59 PM
No curiosity involved Ann. Don't like what people have to say and the toys are picked up and gone home.

:rolleyes:

rae519
06-06-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by MarkRG
No curiosity involved Ann. Don't like what people have to say and the toys are picked up and gone home.

:rolleyes:


ROLF!
I think that's what's called "hitting the nail on the head"!

Rae

Jeanny
06-06-2003, 10:54 PM
http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/violent/sterb148.gif

rae519
06-06-2003, 11:05 PM
Now that was funny!

Sometimes it's too hard to resist, isn't it?!

Rae

ohioMickey
06-07-2003, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by natsmom125
don't you people see the difference in the loss of someone's entire livelyhood and loss of a life of someone close to them..how can that be compared to a canceled cruise?

Who made that comparison?

The comparison was the EFFECT of a virus on a cruise and the EFFECT of a hurricane on a cruise. In the past viruses have affected Disney cruises more than hurricanes have.

imgoingtodisney
06-07-2003, 07:12 AM
thanks Mike