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That will be Explorer's second season doing those itineraries, and she will have been amplified by that time. 

Vision is a bit of a downgrade from Serenade though, no getting around that. 

Interesting to see Adventure heading to Galveston. 

Seems pretty safe to say that Odyssey will be taking over the 6/8 night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. 

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2 minutes ago, ltw said:

That will be Explorer's second season doing those itineraries, and she will have been amplified by that time. 

Vision is a bit of a downgrade from Serenade though, no getting around that. 

Interesting to see Adventure heading to Galveston. 

Seems pretty safe to say that Odyssey will be taking over the 6/8 night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. 

I am hoping so badly Odyssey takes over the 6-8 night Ft. Lauderdale runs. I know I am in the minority and people want it in NJ.. But I am a Florida girl and I have been dying for a quantum class ship to leave from Florida

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3 hours ago, ltw said:

That will be Explorer's second season doing those itineraries, and she will have been amplified by that time. 

Vision is a bit of a downgrade from Serenade though, no getting around that. 

Interesting to see Adventure heading to Galveston. 

Seems pretty safe to say that Odyssey will be taking over the 6/8 night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. 

My bet is that Odyssey will be in fort lauderdale during the fall of 2020 because the sailings during that season aren't available, and then reposition to NJ during the winter

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Looking at the new cruises, they seem expensive to me. Looking at at 9 night Explorer cruise in March 2021 it would be $14,000 NZD for the same GS cabin we have just had for 9 nights. We paid $4500 NZD for that cruise to the South Pacific. Even allowing for the fact Explorer has been amp’d I don’t think I would pay that much. With current promotions that is discounted from $19,500.

Hopefully  you get better pricing in the US.

$14,000 NZD = $9575 USD

$4500 NZD = $3080 USD

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10 hours ago, Antonio said:

My bet is that Odyssey will be in fort lauderdale during the fall of 2020 because the sailings during that season aren't available, and then reposition to NJ during the winter

Imo, she’ll stay in Fort Lauderdale through April 2021. 

Anthem is already available for booking from NJ through that time and I don’t see them adding a second Quantum Class ship. There are also port bookings at Grand Cayman every other week for Royal under the name “Spectrum Two.”

The question for me is how her schedule works in Fort Lauderdale. The 6/8 nighters are the only ones not yet assigned a ship, but that would require Odyssey to use T29 (not very tech friendly). The Saturday spot at T18 is open though.

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:37 PM, SpeedNoodles said:

How do you know what is new for the Caribbean cruises? I've been searching and can't find anything different than yesterday (clearly I'm not looking at the right things though)

Never mind, I figured it out.

What did you figure out? Send me a PM please.

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16 hours ago, ericreev said:

Can’t wait. I like the the voyager class ships. It will definitely make the 4 and 5 night Mexico cruises more appealing from galveston.

 

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I just wish they would consider a stop in New Orleans or Tampa Bay, even Key West, than on to maybe the Cayman(to satisfy an Intl port), whatever combination, for one of their 4 and/or 5 night itinerary. I honestly don't see why that would be an issue. Make it happen Royal...show some versatility.

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40 minutes ago, Zambia-Zaire said:

I just wish they would consider a stop in New Orleans or Tampa Bay, even Key West, than on to maybe the Cayman(to satisfy an Intl port), whatever combination, for one of their 4 and/or 5 night itinerary. I honestly don't see why that would be an issue. Make it happen Royal...show some versatility.

 Voyager class can't fit into Tampa or Key West.

It takes 10 hours to sail up the Mississippi into New Orleans.  Spend the day there and another 10 hours to the Gulf means there is not enough time to sail through the Gulf to reach the Caymans and make it back on a short itinerary.  

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33 minutes ago, twangster said:

 Voyager class can't fit into Tampa or Key West.

It takes 10 hours to sail up the Mississippi into New Orleans.  Spend the day there and another 10 hours to the Gulf means there is not enough time to sail through the Gulf to reach the Caymans and make it back on a short itinerary.  

I am curious why cant Voyager class fit into Key West? I noticed that Celebrity Solstice class ships can fit into key west and I looked it up the solstice class is actually about 20 feet longer than voyager class.. does it more have to do with width? Or just something else entirely? just curious if you happen to know the answer to this.??

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4 minutes ago, AGSLC5 said:

I am curious why cant Voyager class fit into Key West? I noticed that Celebrity Solstice class ships can fit into key west and I looked it up the solstice class is actually about 20 feet longer than voyager class.. does it more have to do with width? Or just something else entirely? just curious if you happen to know the answer to this.??

Not sure if it's draft, beam or that extra 18,000 GT.

The channel into KW is very restrictive.

Passenger count could be a factor.  The topic of larger ships in KW is very controversial.

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

 Voyager class can't fit into Tampa or Key West.

It takes 10 hours to sail up the Mississippi into New Orleans.  Spend the day there and another 10 hours to the Gulf means there is not enough time to sail through the Gulf to reach the Caymans and make it back on a short itinerary.  

Hmmm...if Adventure OTS leaves the Galveston port at 4p on a 5N cruise, normal cruising speed(24knots) it can arrive at St. George, Grand Cayman(956 nau mil/1day 16hrs) @ 5am local on the third day(the 2nd day/night being a sea day)...leave Cayman at 4pm(3rd night) 4th day/night being a sea day, and arriving in NO(855 nau mil/1day 12hrs) at 8am local on the 5th day. Leave NO at 4pm(5th night) and arrive back in Galveston at 8am(390 nau mil/16hrs). 

I don't see why that is not possible.

 

One can also go the other way...leave Galveston at 4p(1st night) to arrive at NO 8a(2nd day). Leave NO(2nd night) at 6p, sea day(3rd day/night), arrive in the Cayman at 6a(on 4th day). Leave Cayman 4p(4th night), sea day(5th day/night), arrive back at Galveston 8am. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Zambia-Zaire said:

Hmmm...if Adventure OTS leaves the Galveston port at 4p on a 5N cruise, normal cruising speed(24knots) it can arrive at St. George, Grand Cayman(956 nau mil/1day 16hrs) @ 5am local on the third day(the 2nd day/night being a sea day)...leave Cayman at 4pm(3rd night) 4th day/night being a sea day, and arriving in NO(855 nau mil/1day 12hrs) at 8am local on the 5th day. Leave NO at 4pm(5th night) and arrive back in Galveston at 8am(390 nau mil/16hrs). 

I don't see why that is not possible.

First of all Adventure can't go 24 knots anymore (since adding slides) and secondly it can only do 8 knots average up the Mississippi.  If the Captain tried to run at 20 knots up the Mississippi he would lose his license.  Also consider a ship burns 200% more fuel at full speed.   

Secondly, no deployment plan can assume full speed all the time.  They have to build in buffers to allow for normal delays including medical, pilot, port traffic, weather and passengers who refuse to show up on time.  They leave some room to crank up to full speed to overcome delays.

Re-run your numbers assuming an average speed of 13 knots knowing that some legs can run at a higher speed and some legs must operate at a lower speed and they need buffers to accomodate normal wait times.

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There are STILL NO itineraries leaving out of Fort Lauderdale, FL for the months of June, July, August, September, October 2020!!! Are they NOT going to have ANY ships leaving this port? Is Hurricane Season scaring them THAT much!? Someone tell me what happened to this port and WHY aren't there any cruises from Fort Lauderdale at all for this timeframe? Caribbean Phase II Release?! I have been waiting for this?!! NOT HAPPY!  :40_rage:

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On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 10:37 PM, SpeedNoodles said:

How do you know what is new for the Caribbean cruises? I've been searching and can't find anything different than yesterday (clearly I'm not looking at the right things though)

Never mind, I figured it out.

Can you show me where you found anything leaving Fort Lauderdale, FL from June - October 2020? It has been like this FOREVER!

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1 hour ago, CruisingKitty said:

Can you show me where you found anything leaving Fort Lauderdale, FL from June - October 2020? It has been like this FOREVER!

I have been going on Royal Caribbean cruises for 15 years and have been on 53 cruises. Also I live in Ft. Lauderdale and I hate to tell you this but for the past 15 years during the months you are mentioning there is only been 1-2 ships either leaving out of Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. That year if you want a cruise during that time period you have to leave out of Miami and go on Symphony. Reason for that is Oasis is going to NJ for the summer, Allure is going to Europe for its big dry dock, and Harmony will be in port Canaveral. All the other ships that are in Ft. Lauderdale during Nov-Apr all move to their homeports for the summer which are either in Europe or Alaska.. This is done every year so I am little confused why your confused? I mean no disrespect but like I said this is done every year lol. Yes I will admit usually there is Allure in Ft. Lauderdale and then a boat in Miami but this can't happen that way because Anthem is getting a dry dock so they had to move Oasis to NJ for the summer.. 

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3 minutes ago, AGSLC5 said:

I have been going on Royal Caribbean cruises for 15 years and have been on 53 cruises. Also I live in Ft. Lauderdale and I hate to tell you this but for the past 15 years during the months you are mentioning there is only been 1-2 ships either leaving out of Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. That year if you want a cruise during that time period you have to leave out of Miami and go on Symphony. Reason for that is Oasis is going to NJ for the summer, Allure is going to Europe for its big dry dock, and Harmony will be in port Canaveral. All the other ships that are in Ft. Lauderdale during Nov-Apr all move to their homeports for the summer which are either in Europe or Alaska.. This is done every year so I am little confused why your confused? I mean no disrespect but like I said this is done every year lol. Yes I will admit usually there is Allure in Ft. Lauderdale and then a boat in Miami but this can't happen that way because Anthem is getting a dry dock so they had to move Oasis to NJ for the summer.. 

I normally do not cruise during the "hurricane season" so I guess I have not paid that much attention to the schedule during those months. I'm trying to help my daughter plan her wedding and she was set on an Oct 2020 time. I have been waiting for the Phase II Caribbean Schedule to be released, thinking all-the-while they will have the Fort Lauderdale dates included. So this is why I'm Frustrated & Confused.  :85_scream_cat:  She is certainly going to be quite he "Bridezilla" when I have to inform her that they are NEVER going to have dates for this month & year from THAT PORT. I really wish someone had chatted me up the last time I mentioned it when I joined this blog. Thank you for sharing your vast cruising knowledge with me. Clearly I'm not a diamond...only a diamond in the rough.

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1 hour ago, CruisingKitty said:

I normally do not cruise during the "hurricane season" so I guess I have not paid that much attention to the schedule during those months. I'm trying to help my daughter plan her wedding and she was set on an Oct 2020 time. I have been waiting for the Phase II Caribbean Schedule to be released, thinking all-the-while they will have the Fort Lauderdale dates included. So this is why I'm Frustrated & Confused.  :85_scream_cat:  She is certainly going to be quite he "Bridezilla" when I have to inform her that they are NEVER going to have dates for this month & year from THAT PORT. I really wish someone had chatted me up the last time I mentioned it when I joined this blog. Thank you for sharing your vast cruising knowledge with me. Clearly I'm not a diamond...only a diamond in the rough.

No problem. Sorry this Is happening to you.. But is there a reason they would not enjoy Symphony or Navigator? its only a 30 min drive from Ft. Lauderdale. Both are amazing ships 

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