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GaKaye
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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1747900 - 09/28/17 10:22 AM (174.193.145.90)

I'm seeing some interesting and insightful comments from island residents, who don't want cruise ships conducting "island devastation tours". Think about it. I fully understand the need to get tourism up and contributing to the island economy as soon as practical. Practical, not possible, is the operative word. Again, just my opinion.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: GaKaye]
      #1747906 - 09/28/17 11:23 AM (174.233.134.132)

I certainly wont interfere, but i will come asap when i know it will be enjoyable, safe, and helpful.

I think it will take time but I think we may be surprised how quick they can bounce back. The island is 20 years more sophisticated and better off than the were. More to get working for. Probably better insured. Better laborers, better/chaeper supply chains.After all folks have to just keep living. I certainly wont be on a devestation tour but heading to whatever accomodation, beach, restaurant the is open. Im sure i will see things along the way. But, we see that every time we go, grand places that havent been rebuilt and i ask did that fancy place start crumbling in 1935, 55,75, or 1995.

I went to Haiti in 1979 on the Skyward. Took a 14 mile roundtrip donkey ride up the mountain on a donkey crap covered path to see Citadel Laferierre. AWESOME. The roads from Cap Hatien to the base of mountain were like bombed out craters. Saw unstaged christian voodoo taking place alongside the trai. All part of the cultural adventure. Folks lived in grass huts.


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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1747912 - 09/28/17 12:10 PM (24.22.151.53)

https://cruisefever.net/cruise-ports-st-thomas-st-maarten-open-sooner-expected/

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1747918 - 09/28/17 12:35 PM (204.182.51.173)

I draw the line at ~12.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: BarleyMan]
      #1748005 - 09/28/17 08:04 PM (24.22.151.53)

Update on Cruise port. Now it will have room for 2 ships this November.
http://www.soualiganewsday.com/local/sou...lls-on-shore-ex,-retailers-and-restauranteurs-to-be-ready-for-november-11-first-commercial-cruise-call.html


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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1748007 - 09/28/17 08:30 PM (67.85.162.112)

The title of this thread is misleading.

Until they actually announce the name of the ship and when it is actually going to arrive, this is all pure speculation and/or wishful thinking, or well intentioned propaganda.

and yes, I did read all the links posted

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Rasputin]
      #1748013 - 09/28/17 08:49 PM (24.181.183.47)

Has anyone figured out what ship it is???

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Rasputin
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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: kim]
      #1748014 - 09/28/17 08:52 PM (67.85.162.112)

NO. Because such a scheduled stop does not exist yet!

" Discussions are currently underway with a number of cruise lines with respect to itinerary planning for November."

There are no official announcements of any cruise ship actually arriving and when.

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Edited by Rasputin (09/28/17 08:58 PM)


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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Rasputin]
      #1748018 - 09/28/17 09:04 PM (107.77.253.3)

My feeling is that the SXM port authority will make it happen--like waive the port fees, if necessary. They need ships to come back..

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748022 - 09/28/17 09:45 PM (67.85.162.112)

We shall see what they can accomplish by what date, I wish them well.

However, the claim of Nov. 11th is completely fictitious at this point. It may be a target date they are trying for, and a motivational date for business owners, vendors, etc. There is no announced date for an actual cruise ship arriving.

Maybe the first ship will be Nov. 21st?, or sometime in December? It is still speculation at this point, and as I said, the title of this thread is misleading.

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