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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Cathyg]
      #1749183 - 10/11/17 12:55 PM (174.233.135.110)

Club o supposedly hast 200 chairs gathered up. All i need is a ship towel and carib beer. I know might be windy and sandy.....illl take it.



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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1749187 - 10/11/17 01:26 PM (73.255.141.246)

Are they actually renting chairs at Club O yet, do you know? Anyone know when the new Perch is supposed to open?

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: pat]
      #1749189 - 10/11/17 02:04 PM (73.112.165.173)

Pat said,
Friends of ours made their first (and only) visit to SXM from a cruise ship stop there May of Ď96, the Spring after Luis paid his call to SXM.

Smart and very well traveled people but to this day, they have never been inclined to return. We visited the island the April after Luis and I have to admit, if I hadnít known better, I might have thought the same thing.

How ironic Pat, we had friends that did the same thing. They also have never gone back. It's not the same situation that all of us TTOL'ers have been and done in SXM over all these years. We know the island, for some of us it's our 2nd home. Cruisers just want off the ship and have fun and get the most out of their money. They will witness all the destruction and probably will not want to come back. SXM will be back better than ever but don't push it or they will not be back.


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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749211 - 10/11/17 07:58 PM (98.29.235.208)

Don't know if they are selling chairs yet. Their Facebook has a picture of the Perch and the bar. Another post on 29 Sep said that this weekend or early next they would begin selling beer and sandwiches. They have some beer because there are two empty beer bottles on the aperch bar under construction.

You can get on that 28 Oct Grandeur of the Sea cruise out of Baltimore for $1068/person + $119/tax each for an inside Cabin.

The royal Caribbean website does NOT show SXM as a stop but rather Martinique and St Kitts on 4,5 Nov respectively. As posted above, cruisetimetables.com DOES show 5 Nov stop in SXM.

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1749226 - 10/11/17 09:50 PM (24.22.151.53)

"They have some beer because there are two empty beer bottles on the aperch bar under construction."
Must be a happy construction crew.


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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1749228 - 10/11/17 10:45 PM (99.240.219.237)

Many of the passengers on these early arrival ships WILL NOT get off the ship at this port. Many have seen reports of the devastation and will just not be interested to travel around until things are back to normal. If a few do venture off they will probably lie on the Great Bay Beach and relax there for the day. We really don't want them travelling around and getting a bad impression and never return. That would be very bad for future tourism.

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1749250 - 10/12/17 10:38 AM (108.4.118.232)

The Grandeur almost certainly is NOT going to Sint Maarten on November 5, 2017. I think that anything suggesting otherwise is simply old information which has not been updated. But, I certainly hope that it could happen and that cruise ships will visit as soon as practical.

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1749253 - 10/12/17 10:51 AM (73.255.141.246)

Ok, it may be BAD information, but it is not OLD information. That story was in the DH yesterday. Right now, the website appears to be down.

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749259 - 10/12/17 11:39 AM (108.4.118.232)

Yes - I saw the story yesterday - the story clearly was not old news and I intended no criticism of you posting the link to it. What I specifically had in mind with reference to old information was a link to a cruise website that simply had not updated the Grandeur's itinerary as stated by Royal Caribbean. The story has created a stir among passengers on the Oct 28 cruise as they have not received any notice of change back to St Martin as of earlier this morning.

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Re: First cruise ship November 5 [Re: Snorkeller]
      #1749262 - 10/12/17 11:47 AM (73.255.141.246)

The DH website is back up now and it states

"Royal Caribbean Lineís (RCL) Grandeur of the Seas will be the first commercial cruise vessel to return to the destination post-Irma on Sunday, November 5th. RCL as of that date will also be carrying out an adjusted cruise itinerary for the remainder of 2017 which will be published within short, Port St. Maarten announced in a press release on Tuesday evening ." So this was supposedly a press release from Port St. Maarten and further on in the story it states that officials from RCL just visited the island for a site inspection. Seems legit..


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