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Old 12-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Approx time Fantasy sails into PC?

Our DS9 has the crazy idea that we can get up and watch the Fantasy sail in before our cruise. What is the approximate time that she sails in, ballpark guess will work.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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I would say it depends, but often in the middle of the night, before dawn. Both of our cruises we were docked well before waking up.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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I would say it depends, but often in the middle of the night, before dawn. Both of our cruises we were docked well before waking up.
Yep. We were up at 6 last morning, I think, and I thought it was pouring rain only to look out and discover we were completely docked in port and they were spraying our portholes with super-hoses, so yes...middle of the night or very very early morning!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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It's been dark every time we've been in port already when we've gotten in. 4-5am?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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We just sailed on the Dec 8-15 Fantasy cruise. I got up at 6:00AM on our last morning, and the ship was still manuevering into position.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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We watched the Fantasy sail into port for our Halloween cruise. She was delayed by Hurricane Sandy so we were very relieved to see her around 9 a.m.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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typically they come in around 5:30 and are at the pier around 6. If the weather is bouncy they can easily make better time and will put the hammer down and pull in earlier, allowing a better nite's sleep tied to the pier (and easier moving all those bags!)

Next time the ship is in, go to the PC web cam and look at the ship locater map. right click the ship icon (blue diamond) and you can see the vessel's track history as recorded for the past 24 hours (when in range), put the pointer on one of the 'ticks' on the track and it will give you the time of that position in GMT {Greewich Mean Time - aka Universal time}. Subtract 5 hours to convert to current local time.

doing this right now as MONARCH departs PC I see that they approached the port entrance at (11 - 5) 6 o'clock or so.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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THANKS so much!!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #9
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I usually am watching during night audit rollover, between 3-330am mountain time, it has been dead on for months (except Sandy)
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #10
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On our November 1, eastern, the first line went ashore at 0456......AKK
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #11
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If you have a smartphone or laptop,you can go to Marinetraffic.com. in the search bar, put in Disney Fantasy the highite her name when it comes up. It will have her current location and usually her next port of call eta. You can also watch her progress live as the tracking page updates every 60 some odd seconds.

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Also, if you feel ambitios, you can go down to jetty park, and stand on the pier. When the ships come and go your only a few hundred feet from the.

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