Will they cancel my cruise because of storm/hurricane weather? Answers:

bobbiwoz

I'm happy to dance with you!
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
Hurricane Ophelia, 2005, cause our DVC MC to sail into Port Everglades rather than Port Canaveral. So, that did a job on people’s post cruise travel plans!
 

Cheburashka

Momketeer
Joined
Dec 25, 2020
I watched the ship's TV showing our course, speed, and location. I also had NOAA weather watching the storm on my laptop. The hurricane was north of our position (approximately Jacksonville), slowing down and getting bigger, and the Fantasy was heading towards PC at speed greater than the hurricane was moving. The ship was intercepting the hurricane. If I could see (and calculate) this, why didn't the captain?
Agreed. It sounds like it was a major blunder caused by poor judgment, not an almost-unavoidable encounter. Safety should be Disney's top priority, so hopefully DCL made an object lesson of the event.
 

pangyal

#TeamSven
Joined
Jul 26, 2014
We were on the Fantasy Eastern when Dorian hit. It quickly turned into a Western. We basically hid at Cozumel along with about 15 other cruise ships, then kept going. Somehow, we made it to CC but had to get back on the ship early because Dorian was projected to hit within 48 hours and they had to secure the island. I believe that the Dream had one extended 3- or 4-night during that time and the other one scheduled for that week was cancelled.

It was bizarre that we would have never known what was pounding the Bahamas during our cruise with the sea being like glass and not a cloud in the sky, if it wasn’t for the daily updates and the Internet.

Based on this experience, I admit that it’s a bit nerve-wracking to travel in late August, but we are doing a B2B on the Wish at the end of the month and crossing fingers and toes.
 

Snowwhyt

I feel the Magic with every visit ❤️
Joined
Nov 2, 2008
During dinner (Main seating Oct 26, 2012) is when we plowed into the hurricane. We were in Enchanted Gardens. The waves hit the port hole windows so hard that the people sitting near the windows jumped up and ran to a center aisleway. Service was halted before the main course was served. The kitchen shut down because the ship was tossing as I'd never experienced. The second seating was canceled. Capt. Tom was on the intercom and told everyone to stay in their rooms. Breakfast was canceled.

Before dinner, I watched the ship's TV showing our course, speed, and location. I also had NOAA weather watching the storm on my laptop. The hurricane was north of our position (approximately Jacksonville), slowing down and getting bigger, and the Fantasy was heading towards PC at speed greater than the hurricane was moving. The ship was intercepting the hurricane. If I could see (and calculate) this, why didn't the captain?

He didn't get in trouble, he was promoted.
I’m kinda thick in the head. And in the waist too, lol. So your saying some people went with no food or drinks through second dinner and breakfast? I’ve never kept any backup drinks or food in the cabin. I just can’t see them not dropping off food or at least water, fruit and pbj?
 

Cruising Engineer

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 18, 2018
I’m kinda thick in the head. And in the waist too, lol. So your saying some people went with no food or drinks through second dinner and breakfast? I’ve never kept any backup drinks or food in the cabin. I just can’t see them not dropping off food or at least water, fruit and pbj?
The kitchens were closed because working with the ship tossing violently in the raging seas was dangerous. People were asked to stay in their stateroom. We held on to the bed all night so as not to get thrown about the room. We survived sailing into a hurricane. Eating was the last thing on anyone's mind.
 




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