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1 minute ago, monctonguy said:

Its a process....was supposed to be open for Oct for the pier originally?!..been pushed back a few times....doesn't look like much was done since I was there in Oct......I say its April at this point for sure....

Yep it's a process, a slow process.  I worked construction for 25 years, it's hard to tell if the slow pace is because of the Bohemian government or the General Contractor.  

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37 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

It looks like they're making more progress inside the fence than they are on the pier !

I agree, quite a few buildings in progress.  I did hear some activity behind the fence but not a lot.  I did hear that they limit construction when guests are on the island.

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18 hours ago, monctonguy said:

Its a process....was supposed to be open for Oct for the pier originally?!..been pushed back a few times....doesn't look like much was done since I was there in Oct......I say its April at this point for sure....

 

Really doesn't look like much significant progress on the pier since we were there on Enchantment last July.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's summer 2019 before it is completed.  And given that the pier is probably required to bring materials in for the main construction on the island, … well... 

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I suspect they are going easy on the pier because there is no point finishing a pier if the land area where the pier ends isn't ready for guests.  

Until the construction on land is to the point that guests can get back to opposite side of the lagoon, a completed pier is a moot point.

The two areas of construction, the pier and the land where the pier ends are bound together.  They are likely focusing more resources where it's needed most at this point - the land.  

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We'll be stopping at Cococay in May 2019. I haven't booked any excursions for that stop because I have no confidence any particular section will be finished. The pier is important to us because my wife does not like to tender. If the pier is not ready yet, we will stay on the ship.

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On 1/5/2019 at 9:30 AM, DDemuth said:

 

Really doesn't look like much significant progress on the pier since we were there on Enchantment last July.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's summer 2019 before it is completed.  And given that the pier is probably required to bring materials in for the main construction on the island, … well... 

I was there in July on Enchantment as well and thought the same thing when I saw these pics!

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35 minutes ago, RMC said:

Anthem of the Seas-Jan. 26-Feb. 3. Is there a chance that the ship won't be able to stop here?

There is always a chance of missing any stop on a cruise, with those stops being replaced with other stops or sea days.  Weather is the most frequent reason for a missed stop and it is much more of an issue for tendered ports than ones with docks.  Royal estimates that about 10% of stops to Coco Cay are cancelled currently, once the pier opens that number should drop to 1-2% (based on how often DCL has to skip Castaway Cay).

TL;DR Yes, there is a small, but not insignificant chance you will miss Coco Cay.

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On 1/7/2019 at 8:17 AM, monctonguy said:

It wont be.....be very surprised if the pier is and defn not the changes to the island. Best case is you get to tender in.....still a great time!

Well that sucks to hear, considering it's supposed to be 'somewhat ready' by May 2019. I wanted to see the new 'Perfect Day'

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On 1/7/2019 at 8:17 AM, monctonguy said:

It wont be.....be very surprised if the pier is and defn not the changes to the island. Best case is you get to tender in.....still a great time!

February 2020 is over a year away, I’d be surprised if it all wasn’t done with possibly the exception of the final phase.  I can purchase all the first phase things (water park, balloon, etc) for my May ‘19 sailing so I’m betting they are confident on the dates for that.  

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Just now, yzfmik said:

I can purchase all the first phase things (water park, balloon, etc) for my May ‘19 sailing so I’m betting they are confident on the dates for that.  

People have been able to book those things for quite a while.  It is in no way indicative of RCCL's confidence in something being open, all they have to do is refund the money if things aren't open.

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