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Old 01-01-2010, 04:03 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Just curious, but for those of you who live near a cruise port, when you visit the port (for some other reason) do you always check to see if a ship is docked? I do. It doesn't matter if I just took a cruise, or about to take one, I always check. If there happens to be a ship, I want to identify which it is, and where it is headed, so envious of the passengers loading up.

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Old 01-01-2010, 04:41 PM
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I know exactly how you feel, MamaofEnS: I keep track of the Ports of Long Beach and San Diego via their portcams. And I follow the Pacific Cruise Ship Terminal schedule for San Pedro. When I know I'm going to be in the area I always check the schedule to see what ships are in port. I really miss the good 'ol days when you could go aboard and look around.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:30 AM
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I always chk out what ship is in port if we are driving over to Miami Beach or Ft Lauderdale...
I am always curious to see if it's a ship we've been on before...
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:01 AM
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I live about 15 min from Norfolk's Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, boy I keep looking and checking and we get very few ships out of here, it's a shame. Only RCCL and Carnival leave from here and do the same run over and over and only for a few months. It is a beautiful location. Maybe it's a good thing I could get in BIG trouble wanting to go all the time
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:44 AM
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Perhaps in the future Norfolk will become a year round port, just like Charleston will become in May. In 1999 I went on a one night cruise out of Newport News. I remember the check-in being in a big warehouse. I haven't sailed out of Norfolk, but have read about the terminal and it sounds like it has potential to be a year round port.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:14 AM
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Well the problem is that the further up the coast you go, the further it is to the popular ports of call. So your cruise itinerary choices drop to a few. If you go far enough, you have access to Canadian ports but the time of year that those are useful is limited too.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:45 AM
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That's a good point Jim. The East coast ports have to stick mainly with the Florida and Bahama area ports, or the seasonal ports of Canada and Bermuda. Norwegian Cruise Lines has been successfully sailing out of New York now for several years. Carnival just started the Baltimore sailings year round. However; to some people, making a stop at Port Canaveral as a port of call isn't very desirable. These are seven day cruises though, so distance is a big factor. Celebrity usually has longer cruises of 10/11 days when they sail from the East coast. The positive about so many ports opening is the fact people can drive instead of fly to a cruise. For many people it will be all about getting on that cruise ship, and not about the destination.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:50 AM
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I live about 15 min from Norfolk's Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, boy I keep looking and checking and we get very few ships out of here, it's a shame.
Norfolk used to have more regular sailings than they do now. Holland America and Celebrity used to have a presence there. Perhaps they'll come back some day. It's a shame that the big new cruise terminal doesn't get much use. At least the museum and battleship are still nice to visit.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:29 AM
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Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas, will be having a series of 5 and 9 night cruises to Bermuda and Caribbean in May and June.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:10 PM
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Sandy, I do remember that and did take Celebrity to Bermuda on the Horizon back in the day. RCCL I did see as well Cruise Fanatic, and I hope they stick it out here. I hope they don't leave. I would love more choices but we can at least drive to several ports and we have done that to NY, NJ and now Charleston, SC that's not too bad !
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