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Old 04-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Port Canaveral Webcam question

My wife and I will be going solo this trip
Where can we stand so that we can wave at the webcam so that the kids can see us? will it be hard to get close to the railing or will it be crowded? I think they would be so excited to see us on the computer.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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Stand at the railing on the starboard(right) side on deck 12. You shouldn't have any problem getting a spot as most people watch the sail away party. You just need to realize that the ships move so smoothly from port that you may not even realize you are underway so you want to be up there waiting.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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see "webcam waves" on the webcam site

"Webcam "waves" are a fun way to say goodbye to friends and family back home as you embark on an exciting vacation afloat.

Our webcam is located at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill (see photo above) so be sure to wave as your ship approaches and passes Fishlips. If you are staying in the area for a pre-cruise vacation or overnight, please consider Fishlips as a venue for your happy hour cocktail, Meet-n-Greet or evening meal. Perfect for watching other ships leave port.

We take control of our HDTV camera and zoom in on "wavers" during our live Internet broadcasts. If you would like to be featured, please stand on the top deck(s) next to the starboard side railings. No guarantees but we regularly zoom in on those areas and if we see people waving vigorously, they might just get their 15 seconds of fame! If you are wearing brightly colored clothing, dancing a jig or waving a flag/banner... even better!

If you do bring a banner, make sure you also bring something (rope or tape) to secure it to the railings... it can be windy!
We do now have loaner banners available at Port Canaveral. Please contact us so we can arrange for pickup.

Still image captures from every sail-away can be viewed later through our webcam archive:

Hi-res photography is not currently available but we are recording video for most sail-aways, starting in April 2012. Those sail-away videos can be reviewed and purchased (digital download) from here (
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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This is great information. Thank you, Capt BJ!

Thanks to the OP for asking. DH and I will be sailing without DD in September and she would love to see us on the webcam!

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We had been watching all the webcam waves for a long time and thought we would like to do this on our last cruise. I went to a lot of trouble, informing the webcam site on the date, ship and where we would be standing. We bought 2 large flags (England and Union Jack) and took tape to stick them to the side so they wouldnt blow up in the wind (as we were advised). There were 5 of us in our party and i was the one to keep a lookout for when the ship started moving as yes i agree that if you are not watching you cannot feel the ship moving. We had a lot of friends and family back home poised at their computers, waiting to 'wave' to us. We waved like mad but i am afraid after all this planning there was no sight of us. . Maybe we will have better luck next time
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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Our (then) 4 yr old granddaughter was at home watching the web cam when we sailed last year...we did have on bright colored shirts and were on our cell phones, waving vigorously! I'm sure we were quite the sight - but she was squealing with excitement when the camera actually fixed on us for several seconds and she saw us waving, then they panned and then fixed on our area again! Now she and her parents will be sailing with us next month I have the webcam pulled up right watching the ships sail away on Sunday afternoons - thanks for providing this! We also have a tradition of dinner at Fish Lips the night before our cruise - see you next month!
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