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Why is Enchantment of the Seas not leaving Galveston Harbor???? The fog is lifting and we are being told that is the reason for the delay in getting out to sea. There was a boat accident 2 days ago which is still the likely reason. The captain tells us nothing. We went to guest services and they even said we likely will not leave port today at all. They have ship options closed due to weather conditions - trampoline, rock wall, minimal chairs out, etc.  This is horrible. My 50th birthday and our honeymoon is ruined. So disappointed. 😔

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The Jump Zone trampolines are only open a couple hours each day in the evening on all the Cruise Compasses I have seen for Enchantment (3-5pm, 4-6pm, etc.) They are never open all day. I can't imagine that they would extend the hours because the ship is stuck in port when school is in session so there are most likely fewer kids onboard. I could see them maybe considering opening them if it were Christmas break and there were a lot of kids onboard who couldn't get in the cold pools, but they still have to be staffed by crew that probably has another job at an earlier time of day.

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Sorry you feel your 50th birthday and honeymoon is "ruined." I can understand the disappointment of reality missing the mark of expectations. That being said, try to keep a positive attitude?! Just saying "we are going to make the best of a disappointing situation" can go a long way in turning things around....that and a few drinks at the bar. Hope it gets better for you. Control what you can control.... 

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34 minutes ago, SteveinSC said:

Sorry you feel your 50th birthday and honeymoon is "ruined." I can understand the disappointment of reality missing the mark of expectations. That being said, try to keep a positive attitude?! Just saying "we are going to make the best of a disappointing situation" can go a long way in turning things around....that and a few drinks at the bar. Hope it gets better for you. Control what you can control.... 

“Take vacations, and go as many places as you can. You can always make money; you can't always make memories.”

 

I saw your quote and had a shower thought:

Your quote says you can always make money but not memories.

Doesn't money make memories since you need money to go on vacation therefore producing the product of memories?

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2 hours ago, Carolyn Kraft said:

Then why would they say closed due to weather conditions? 

Could the humid fog cause the trampoline to be slick? I would think so, but we don't have a trampoline. That's some pretty thick soup out there right now. I hope the conditions improve for you soon.

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Just watched a scope from @Galveston Steve - Enchantment was allowed to leave (although DAMN, that fog still looked thick).  Hope your honeymoon and birthday aren't still ruined (but really, that attitude).

Side note: I deserve a cookie for not typing the exact things that I'm thinking.  Ok, so I typed them, but then I hit backspace. Ok, three times.  But still.  Cookie.

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5 hours ago, TJ! said:

“Take vacations, and go as many places as you can. You can always make money; you can't always make memories.”

 

I saw your quote and had a shower thought:

Your quote says you can always make money but not memories.

Doesn't money make memories since you need money to go on vacation therefore producing the product of memories?

If I added "more" before "money".....would that make you feel better? I think you're missing the point. 

 

5 hours ago, TJ! said:

“Take vacations, and go as many places as you can. You can always make money; you can't always make memories.”

 

I saw your quote and had a shower thought:

Your quote says you can always make money but not memories.

Doesn't money make memories since you need money to go on vacation therefore producing the product of memories?

Can't take a vacation if you're not working....making money.....otherwise it's not called a vacation, just unemployed. 

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I’m on Enchantment of the Seas right now as well. I have a different perspective.

Tuesday afternoon a 600 foot tanker ran into an 80 foot fishing boat at the entrance to the Houston-Galveston Ship Channel. 1 person confirmed dead, 1 person in the hospital. The Coast Guard abandoned the search for two other missing crew members today and they are presumed dead. The crew of the Pappy’s Pride fishing boat and their families are having a horrible week, much worse than I ever hope you or I have. I’m happy to be enjoying time on a cruise ship with my family this week.

Due to this tragedy there has been NO ship traffic in or out of the ports of Houston, Galveston, or Texas City since Tuesday afternoon.  The economic impact of shutting down tanker and other ship traffic in this area is staggering. 

After Enchantment waited offshore all day, the Coast Guard was gracious enough to allow her into port Wednesday afternoon as she passed within yards of the wreckage site at a very slow speed while the responders were still securing the wrecked vessel, controlling the environmental damage, and searching for two missing human beings.

After waiting all last night and all day today, Enchantment was escorted out of port this afternoon in heavy fog with two pilot boats off our bow to ensure we safely traversed the fog. I was deeply moved as we passed the crash site at a very slow speed so as not to disturb the small fleet of boats and the crane platform that were continuing the recovery operation in the channel. 

Enchantment of the Seas was the ONLY ship allowed to come in or out of the area since Tuesday afternoon. Then Carnival Dream was finally allowed in this evening after she waited offshore all day. As of this moment the area remains closed to all other ship traffic. Only a few small service boats have been allowed in the area.

Royal Caribbean provided text and email updates about every two hours yesterday as we waited to learn when we could board. Enchantment’s captain provided several updates last night after we boarded, and several more updates throughout the day today. There was little information that they could provide because they had no control over the weather or the tragic situation in the Galveston Jetties, but they checked in with us regularly to let us know they were communicating with authorities and trying to get us underway. They also did not offer false hope or speculation  because they knew the situation was fluid and telling us one thing and then changing their story would have drawn much criticism.

We’re now underway to Cozumel and I’ve been having a great time, all things considered. I’ve used my cell phone as a tool to find out as much as I could about what was happening with our situation, much of which is spelled out above.

May God bless the crew of Pappy’s Pride and their families. May those who perished Rest In Peace. 

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7 hours ago, Galveston Steve said:

May God bless the crew of Pappy’s Pride and their families. May those who perished Rest In Peace. 

Amen, to that.  Sad, sad situation. Thanks for the rationality and thoughtfulness. Hope you have a great cruise! 

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Common sense the fog will make these activities un-safe (slippery) for guests & why chance a law suit because someone wants to chance using the activities, should not have to put up a sing closed due to weather when it's obvious, I'm sorry weather did not co-operate but these small activities should not be the reason your honeymoon would be ruined

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13 hours ago, Galveston Steve said:

I’m on Enchantment of the Seas right now as well. I have a different perspective.

Tuesday afternoon a 600 foot tanker ran into an 80 foot fishing boat at the entrance to the Houston-Galveston Ship Channel. 1 person confirmed dead, 1 person in the hospital. The Coast Guard abandoned the search for two other missing crew members today and they are presumed dead. The crew of the Pappy’s Pride fishing boat and their families are having a horrible week, much worse than I ever hope you or I have. I’m happy to be enjoying time on a cruise ship with my family this week.

Due to this tragedy there has been NO ship traffic in or out of the ports of Houston, Galveston, or Texas City since Tuesday afternoon.  The economic impact of shutting down tanker and other ship traffic in this area is staggering. 

After Enchantment waited offshore all day, the Coast Guard was gracious enough to allow her into port Wednesday afternoon as she passed within yards of the wreckage site at a very slow speed while the responders were still securing the wrecked vessel, controlling the environmental damage, and searching for two missing human beings.

After waiting all last night and all day today, Enchantment was escorted out of port this afternoon in heavy fog with two pilot boats off our bow to ensure we safely traversed the fog. I was deeply moved as we passed the crash site at a very slow speed so as not to disturb the small fleet of boats and the crane platform that were continuing the recovery operation in the channel. 

Enchantment of the Seas was the ONLY ship allowed to come in or out of the area since Tuesday afternoon. Then Carnival Dream was finally allowed in this evening after she waited offshore all day. As of this moment the area remains closed to all other ship traffic. Only a few small service boats have been allowed in the area.

Royal Caribbean provided text and email updates about every two hours yesterday as we waited to learn when we could board. Enchantment’s captain provided several updates last night after we boarded, and several more updates throughout the day today. There was little information that they could provide because they had no control over the weather or the tragic situation in the Galveston Jetties, but they checked in with us regularly to let us know they were communicating with authorities and trying to get us underway. They also did not offer false hope or speculation  because they knew the situation was fluid and telling us one thing and then changing their story would have drawn much criticism.

We’re now underway to Cozumel and I’ve been having a great time, all things considered. I’ve used my cell phone as a tool to find out as much as I could about what was happening with our situation, much of which is spelled out above.

May God bless the crew of Pappy’s Pride and their families. May those who perished Rest In Peace. 

Much more accurate perspective, God bless the families. If my cruise was delayed for this reason I would totally understand & be respectful

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