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Old 01-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Nassau til 2 a.m.

I searched to see if anyone had posted about this but couldn't find anything. Hope I'm not duplicating if someone has!

We just came off the Dream 1/6 (and 1/10 DVC Member Cruise) and our stay at Nassau was until 2 a.m. I can't imagine what people find to do in that port but drink until that time but it sure was nice enjoying our Palo dinner with the ship still in port!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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They sometimes stay in Nassau later so the crew can get some shore time. Its completely random when it happens.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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On our cruise this past June, the ship stayed in port until 1 a.m. It really didn't affect us as we got off only for a few hours but I'm sure others and the crew enjoyed it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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This happens at a couple of ports, the one that I've experienced was Key West. Stayed there twice until 2 AM. This is typically a reward to the crew and gives them a chance to get off the ship and have some fun.

I assume that they do this at ports that 1, will allow the change in schedule, and 2. are close enough to the next port that it doesn't effect the arrival schedule.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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I think it would be fun to see the port of call at night
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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I think it would be fun to see the port of call at night
It kind of is. I was very much hoping we'd stay late last year in Key West, so that we could take in some of the late night life, but alas we left on time!
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We were in Costa Maya until 1am this past October on the Fantasy. This is a common one, I expect, since it's so close to Cozumel.
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We were in Costa Maya until 1am this past October on the Fantasy. This is a common one, I expect, since it's so close to Cozumel.
Did you know ahead of the cruise that you'd be staying late or did you find out when you got to port?
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This has happened to me on two cruises last year. On our August Dream cruise we stayed in Nassau until 2am and then on the Fantasy last month (Dec) we stayed in Costa Maya until 1am.

I don't recall finding out until we received our Navigators (so the night before). Our Dream server mentioned it was due to their excellent survey results and a way to thank the CM's. He seemed to give us the impression it didn't happen too often but it appears based on others experiences and mine last month, it does

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Did you know ahead of the cruise that you'd be staying late or did you find out when you got to port?
Like the previous poster, we didn't find out until we got our Navigator the day before. Not sure it would've changed anything, but it sounds like it's a spur of the moment decision to reward the crew; not necessarily something they could publish with enough lead time to let people make excursion decisions based on it.
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I think it would be fun to see the port of call at night
We were thrilled when we heard that we were staying in Nassau till 1 or 2 a.m. on our last cruise. We didn't spend any time in town in Nassau, but we did get off the ship at night so we can see the beauty of the Dream at night time. We got some good photos and video of her. The best part is seeing all the lights from the ship shimmering and reflecting on the water. That was one of the best parts of the trip.
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We were thrilled when we heard that we were staying in Nassau till 1 or 2 a.m. on our last cruise. We didn't spend any time in town in Nassau, but we did get off the ship at night so we can see the beauty of the Dream at night time. We got some good photos and video of her. The best part is seeing all the lights from the ship shimmering and reflecting on the water. That was one of the best parts of the trip.
Agreed! I was so excited to see the beauty of the ships at night!!

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We were thrilled when we heard that we were staying in Nassau till 1 or 2 a.m. on our last cruise. We didn't spend any time in town in Nassau, but we did get off the ship at night so we can see the beauty of the Dream at night time. We got some good photos and video of her. The best part is seeing all the lights from the ship shimmering and reflecting on the water. That was one of the best parts of the trip.
That's cool! I would totally do that!
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I have to agree, it is pretty cool to stay in port later. The overnights in San Francisco and Barcelona were really neat too. I wish they could do that more often in other ports so that we could take in a little of the local nightlife.

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I think it would be fun to see the port of call at night
On the PC cruise in 2011, we missed CC and therefore arrived to Aruba mid afternoon the day before scheduled arrival. It was fun walking around town after dinner and seeing the ship all lit up at night :-) We even ran into Captain Henry getting out for a bit as we arrived back.

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