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Old 09-22-2008, 06:05 AM
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I hope they give us a little notice if they switch back to Galveston. I have already changed hotels twice! Im like you, curious about the Houston port. From what I am hearing,Galveston is paranoid that Houston will take their business so they are doing everything they can to get the Port back up quick.
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Julie I was watching KHOU tv in Houston last night and yes they said Carnival will be back in Galveston on Oct 1.. We sail on Oct 4 but I was kinda hoping to see that new terminal but I guess I could always drive by it.
That is not accurate information!

The earliest for Carnival departures from Galveston will be (if everything goes as planned) November 6 for the Ecstasy and November 9 for the Conquest.

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Old 09-22-2008, 04:57 PM
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I have a friend who lives not far from the Galveston terminal. From what I hear the Nov. estimate may be optomistic at best. It was hit hard, both by storm surge and winds. Pretty bad shape, it would take an extraordinary effort to get it back in shape that quickly. We do have a lot of extra strong arms and kind hearts from all over the country, people who have come to help out with clean-up and rebuilding as well as humanitarian efforts. We're greatful for the help and things have gone amazingly well in getting power and other essentials back online.

I'm hopeful everything will go as well as the early stages have gone. If so Nov. may be possible. I'd keep an eye on the releases from Carnival for updates and not assume anything, even with projections.

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Thanks for the info..Houston news has been stating Oct 1st as the port being ready. I guess they are mis-informed. I had a hard time imagining the island being ready for tourists again.
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Dwayne Where are you getting your info from ? Wonder where the news in Houston are getting there's from because both 13 and 10 are saying Oct 1
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October 1st is one week away. Does anyone really believe Galveston will be ready to do cruises by then?

I just read that the Galveston port officials are claiming they'll be ready by October 1 and have asked that the cruise ships return. That simply sounds too hopeful to me. Another thing is the port may say they are ready but that doesn't mean Carnival has to believe it. The logistics of moving passengers back and forth is an issue, among other things. If I were Carnival I'd wait a little while to make sure.
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i got hit by gustva, i got over 100 mph winds, got bad home damage, i need a crusie to get over this, but im broake for a while now, im going to have a blue roof for a while .i hope tx. didnt get hit to hard
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Hi Gary,

So good to hear from you, and that you are okay. Sorry to hear about the damage.
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Dwayne Where are you getting your info from ?
Directly from Carnival Cruise Lines.

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Hi Gary,

So good to hear from you, and that you are okay. Sorry to hear about the damage.
hi dave its been awhile , im not feeling that great again btw,and got migrane headache and neck aches, hope im not getting what i had b4.i feel weak!> still waiting to hear back from ins.......?
lost most of my shingles and den ceiling got wet,tree through my shop.and so forth. i still like dropping in still here.
 
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