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Old 11-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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I don't know the "why" Disney made their decision but I do have a couple of thought.
1) They know their ships and their crews abilities better than I do.
2) The crew/captain don't want to get hurt, be sick, scared, anymore than their travelers do
3) At what "level" should the ships stay away? We were on a HORRIBLE cruise last year. Lots of tossing about/ moving of tables etc. Was that trip worse than the Sandy one? I don't know.....but I do know we felt safe. Scared, yes, but safe.
4) Everyone has a different level of security. Because some passengers felt comfortable wearing their life perservers, does that mean Disney OWES them something? I think the captain and his crew are in a much better position to make that call.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #17
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We are booked on the Dream March 10th I feel the same way, praying my family does not see the video.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Bouldering View Post
We are booked on the Dream March 10th I feel the same way, praying my family does not see the video.
March 10th is not hurricane season. You really shouldn't worry too much about it.

And I do think Todd's experience mirrored what my friend Brenda reported. She was one of those "cooler heads will prevail" kind of people.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #19

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We were on this cruise, as well, and had probably a similar experience to the movement Todd had. We were in 12510, deck 12 forward (a few cabins down from the infamous ireport CNN guy.) It was fugly. This was our 8th cruise, fifth cruise in hurricane season, our third to miss CC, so we know what we gamble with when sailing during this time. However, it was just plain horrible conditions. Worst I could have imagined sailing in. I never felt unsafe, just horribly sick and hoping it would end so I could move out of bed. I felt terrible for those people who were truly terrified and those who missed their flights out on Saturday. But, alas, you mess with the bull, you get the horns, so to speak. And we got gored on this one. Now, that being said, we rebooked for October of next year on board. I will think long about this one, though, as quite frankly, I LOVE CC and actually want to make the port more than we miss it

I listened to the podcast today and thought both Pete and Kevin had equally valid points. Good discussion.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #20
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glad everyone is ok and hoping weather is good next week for our cruise!
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