Security - are more ships travelling together?

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  1. imgoingtodisney

    imgoingtodisney Goal! going on this cruise 37lbs less and I will e

    Apr 28, 2001
    When I cruised the Western Caribbean in Dec there were comments that "It looks like the other ships are travelling with us. We never see this many other ships." Are cruise lines changing their itineraries so they travel together more now for security?
  2. SeaDog

    SeaDog Mouseketeer

    Sep 7, 2000
    I've been on two Diz cruises in recent years and always noticed other ships in our vicinity... on the seven day I noticed one of the ships docked with us at St. Martin shawdowing us for quite awhile after our departure... coincidence or do they do that on purpose????
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  4. MdmMim

    MdmMim DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 1999
    On our last cruise (Feb01) we noticed several ships around the same general area for quite awhile--seemed like most of the day-- it was like we were traveling together. I think since they go to many of the same ports, they're bound to be in the same sailing pattern. :)
  5. Disney Dreamer

    Disney Dreamer Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2000
    Last year DH and I went on the Royal Caribbean Soverign out of Port Canaveral. We were very close to the Wonder the entire cruise. It was very windy and neither ship was able to dock at their private island so we were right next to the Wonder the entire cruise. It was driving me crazy because I was wishing I was on the Wonder instead!!
  6. tecdavidt

    tecdavidt <font color=00cc00>Ready to leave the frosty Midwe

    Jan 23, 2000
    On our Galaxy cruise Feb. 01 the Dawn Princess followed us to almost every port. Kathy
  7. MNJeff

    MNJeff Earning My Ears

    Dec 16, 2001
    On our recent cruise, 2 of the 3 ships in St. Maarten were also in St. Thomas with us. We did not see them at sea though. We did notice quite a bit of Coat Gaurd and police boats around the Magic on the way into port as well as going out of port.
  8. Mickey7811

    Mickey7811 DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2000
    When we were in the ports this time I did see boats running up and down in front of the docked ships as protection for the ships.

    That was a little scarey to me that they are afraid that someone will ram the boats while they are docked.

    Also, they also screened all the Scuba equipment when it came back on ship and a couple poeple had their diving knives taken from them. My husband knew not to take his as it was indicated in all the paperwork we received.

  9. Dave_from_Marietta

    Dave_from_Marietta DIS Veteran

    May 19, 2001
    Are the cruise lines changing their itineraries? Yes. So they can travel together more now for security? No.

    There are more ships than ever in the Caribbean this season because of the post-9/11 security concerns in Europe. There are a lot of ships that had originally been scheduled to do Mediterranean and other intra-European cruises that have been re-deployed to the Caribbean. They feel safer there right now. But I don't think they're deliberately "traveling together".

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