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1 hour ago, JohnK6404 said:

... and we're on the sailing after you! ☺️

There’s a ton of people on this board on your sailing! I keep seeing everyone mention it. Lol It’s like a mini group cruise! I’m going to try my best to live-blog for the first time so let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to check out for you.

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1 hour ago, spiralqueen said:

There’s a ton of people on this board on your sailing! I keep seeing everyone mention it. Lol It’s like a mini group cruise! I’m going to try my best to live-blog for the first time so let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to check out for you.

Thanks, will do!

I will of course be one of many following your adventures very closely! :27_sunglasses:

I think as a group we'll have Allure covered for the month of May! 33 days to go (32 until we land at FLL)!

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On 4/16/2019 at 7:46 AM, twangster said:

@Danaboy7591

Welcome to the message boards!

I had an 8pm sail away from Port Everglades once.  We caught a beautiful sunset over Ft. Lauderdale on our way out of port.  

Enjoy your cruise!

Than's a very good point Twangster ! I am on this late sailing, and I am looking ford to seeing the pretty sunset !

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Please keep the UPDATES on the Allure coming as I am scheduled for my 25th Anniversary on August 4th out of Ft. Lauderdale.  
Current Itinerary consists of - St. Kitts, St. Thomas, & Nassau, Bahamas.....   Keeping my fingers crossed.....
If they cancel trips how far in advance do they let you know and do they try to accommodate you on any other ships?

 

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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 6:05 PM, spiralqueen said:

I'm on the sailing right after you and would love updates on how she is sailing and feeling! 

I'm on the same sailing as you @spiralqueen !  This is our first cruise and this propulsion thing is making me a bit nervous. I've been looking forward to this for a year. I find myself checking the blog multiple times every day looking for any updates. 

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26 minutes ago, SLJ said:

I'm on the same sailing as you @spiralqueen !  This is our first cruise and this propulsion thing is making me a bit nervous. I've been looking forward to this for a year. I find myself checking the blog multiple times every day looking for any updates. 

It's great to see someone else from this blog on the same sailing! I kept seeing references to people on the sailing after us but never someone on my sailing. I honestly think we will be fine and I am choosing to go with positive thinking. But yes, I also am very VERY much looking forward to this trip. 

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12 minutes ago, BobNoxious said:

I have reached out to royal and they are saying that they plan to run at reduced speeds until next year's dry dock (2020).

Thank you for the update!  I'm okay with that, assuming this doesn't compromise on safety right?  I'm just happy that they don't plan to cancel. 

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Royal:  Hey, Bob. The recent itinerary changes were made to reduce our speed due to the technical issues with one of three propulsion pods. Since the ship has multiple pods she’s fit to sail. We’re just being a bit cautious. As you know she’ll go into dry dock in 2020. If there’s a need to make any adjustments we’ll strive to make the smallest impact on your time with us

BobNoxious:  Thank you for the update. So, you are saying, that the plan is to run a little bit slower for the year and your plan is to address the azipod issue next may in drydock?

Royal:  Unless anything changes in which case our guests will be advised right away.

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56 minutes ago, BobNoxious said:

Royal:  Hey, Bob. The recent itinerary changes were made to reduce our speed due to the technical issues with one of three propulsion pods. Since the ship has multiple pods she’s fit to sail. We’re just being a bit cautious. As you know she’ll go into dry dock in 2020. If there’s a need to make any adjustments we’ll strive to make the smallest impact on your time with us

BobNoxious:  Thank you for the update. So, you are saying, that the plan is to run a little bit slower for the year and your plan is to address the azipod issue next may in drydock?

Royal:  Unless anything changes in which case our guests will be advised right away.

I doubt it very much that AotS will last over a year without having further issues with the other azipods. This should be interesting. Hopefully, I won't get stuck next month in the middle of the ocean on AotS.

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34 minutes ago, princevaliantus said:

I doubt it very much that AotS will last over a year without having further issues with the other azipods. This should be interesting. Hopefully, I won't get stuck next month in the middle of the ocean on AotS.

I am on the Allure in August for my 25th Anniversary....  I hope and pray we don't have any issues...

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If they have to run slower though should we expect itinerary changes at the very least?

On the June 23rd sailing to St Kitts/St Thomas/Nassau and don't see how you make it to St Kitts going slow and allow enough port time.

How much in advance do they tell if any itinerary change? 

Fingers crossed as the main reason for picking this cruise was the St Kitts stop.

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22 minutes ago, VTHappyGirl said:

If they have to run slower though should we expect itinerary changes at the very least?

On the June 23rd sailing to St Kitts/St Thomas/Nassau and don't see how you make it to St Kitts going slow and allow enough port time.

How much in advance do they tell if any itinerary change? 

Fingers crossed as the main reason for picking this cruise was the St Kitts stop.

Well, I'm leaving on May 26th and I haven't received any notification of itinerary changes as of yet, but I'll let you know. 

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Moving back to Port Everglades will help her in this regard.  

Port of Miami has a channel that must be transited at or near high tide (for Oasis class).  Depending how timing works out that may require leaving the previous port early or increasing speed to make a window of opportunity. Without top speed available Allure can't rely on making up time on the way so in some cases that may have involved changing departure times.

Port Everglades doesn't have this concern. She is free to enter port whenever she gets there and the port pilots can accommodate her.    

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I have been watching MarineTraffic.com and following the Allure around to see what reduced speeds it has as it travels from port to port.  The Allure's normal cruising speed is approximately 22 knots and I have been seeing it going from 17 to 20 knots, which does not seem like a big drop.  Any thoughts from anyone?

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