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Minnie&Mickey
02-22-2004, 01:57 PM
I was just looking at the Port Canaveral cam a little while ago and noticed this huge white ship in port. I'm guessing it is a Carnival ship, but which one is it? It makes the Wonder look tiny! Is it just the camera angle, or is the Wonder really that much smaller?

Werner Weiss
02-22-2004, 02:30 PM
That's the Mariner of the Seas (RCCL), a 138,000 GRT megaliner that sails from Port Canaveral on Sundays. It really is a huge ship, compared to the 83,500 GRT Disney Wonder.

Port cam: http://www.local6.com/blank/2349894/detail.html

Mariner of the Seas: http://www.portcanaveral.org/funport/cruise/rci2.htm

WebmasterKathy
02-22-2004, 02:30 PM
Looks like RCCI's Mariner of the Seas...

She's headed for:
Port Canaveral, Labadee/Hispaniola Island, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Port Canaveral

Werner Weiss
02-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by KathyTX
She's headed for:
Port Canaveral, Labadee/Hispaniola Island, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Port Canaveral
She is not headed to Labadee.<blockquote>Royal Caribbean International
Labadee Statement

Miami - February 13, 2004 - The top priority of Royal Caribbean International is the safety of its guests and employees. Because of this, the company has decided to cancel the next six port calls scheduled for Labadee, which occur over the next two weeks. Labadee is Royal Caribbean's private, isolated beachfront area on the northern coast of Haiti, which is on the island of Hispaniola. Although Labadee has been far removed from the recent unrest taking place in other areas of Haiti, the company feels this is the most prudent course of action. Royal Caribbean looks forward to resuming port calls in Labadee in the very near future.</blockquote> According to the news at CruiseCritic, "Navigator of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, both sailing the Western Caribbean, will spend an extra day at sea."

WDWLVR
02-22-2004, 03:21 PM
The news about Labadee is another reason why I love Disney so much. Their island is private and a true paradise.

Based on events in Haiti I'd much rather have a day at sea.

WebmasterKathy
02-22-2004, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Based on events in Haiti I'd much rather have a day at sea.

No kidding!

And thanks for the info, Werner!

Minnie&Mickey
02-22-2004, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the information. I didn't realize that RCL had a ship that large leaving Port Canaveral. I can't wait to check all of this out for myself in June!

WDWLVR
02-22-2004, 04:06 PM
Not sure if that ship will still be sailing out of Port Canaveral come June. A large number of ships that are currently sailing in the Caribbean will move to Alaska sailings for the Summer and I think this might be one of them.

kajohn
02-22-2004, 04:58 PM
The Voayger class ships, the Mariner being one of them, cannot go through the panama canal, therefore they cannot be moved to Alaska. They sail out of the carribean all year long.

zalansky
02-22-2004, 06:20 PM
We just returned from the Mariner last weekend...and our itinerary included Labadee, which is RCCL's "private island" on Haiti. I believe we were the last to make it there before RCCL cancelled it the 13th. Anyway, it didn't hold a candle to Castaway Cay. It was nice, but nowhere near as nice as C.C. and the bar-b-que at Labadee was not very good at all. Just another area Disney excels at as far as we were concerned!
There was a little straw market in Labadee, and it was a serious pain to try and look at the items because they were consitently haggling and fighting one another for our attention to sell us stuff. I realize Haitians are VERY poor and that is why there is an uprising...but you don't deal with this at C.C. and really shouldn't have to when you've paid big money for a vacation.