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Julius
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First cruise ship back on November 11
      #1747684 - 09/26/17 11:35 PM (65.208.122.248)

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PelicanPirate
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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Julius]
      #1747688 - 09/27/17 05:44 AM (98.29.235.208)

They don't mention a ship name, so maybe this is a be ready date and a boat has agreed if ready.

All they need is a working pier berth in my view. All the little shops, fences are all nice to have.

I figure our first return, if in the next year, will be via boat for a day.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1747699 - 09/27/17 08:07 AM (107.77.253.3)

Yes, I'm not sure any cruise lines have agreed to come back yet, but they think that some will agree.

I disagree on fences, those are absolutely REQUIRED for security purposes.


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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Julius]
      #1747705 - 09/27/17 08:43 AM (96.231.206.165)

Interesting...this is the first I've seen the causeway mentioned:

"The Simpson Bay Causeway sustained technical damages. This prohibits the bridge swing from opening. Technicians have assessed damage and repairs will be executed as soon as their advice is received. Light poles and traffic lights on the Causeway were also damaged."

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1747710 - 09/27/17 09:11 AM (73.255.141.246)

Yes, there was a lot of information in that story, aside from the date for ships to come back.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1747713 - 09/27/17 09:51 AM (174.233.141.177)

Guards can replace fences in the mean time.

Many ports around the world have nothing but bike racks lined up for access to the pier. And a dude to check cruise cards.

And in the old days at st thomas and nassau you used to be able to walk up to the gangplank and get a tour of the boat.

Used to be no big deal to walk the piers but times have changed.

I guess thers always somone to be afraid of.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1747715 - 09/27/17 09:56 AM (73.255.141.246)

I disagree with you on that one. Security is a MAJOR issue these days. Ships will not come back without proper fencing. In the old days, you could just walk onboard. Not now.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1747716 - 09/27/17 09:58 AM (174.193.152.27)

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Carol_Hill said:
I disagree with you on that one. Security is a MAJOR issue these days. Ships will not come back without proper fencing. In the old days, you could just walk onboard. Not now.




Agreed. Just because the port states it's ready, doesn't mean the cruise lines will agree to resume docking there.


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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: GaKaye]
      #1747724 - 09/27/17 10:44 AM (73.255.141.246)

There is also probably a lot of debris in the water. A typical cruise ship would not be inclined to want to hit that stuff. The pier is just one aspect of the situation.

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Re: First cruise ship back on November 11 [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1747730 - 09/27/17 11:04 AM (174.193.152.27)

Good point, Eric.

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