Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics29,064
Posts211,535
Members25,317
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
RonDon 88
SammyM 62
BEERMAN 61
Member Spotlight
hallucination
hallucination
annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
Posts: 987
Joined: January 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
jay, JudyG, Prairie_guy
Who's Online Now
54 registered members (MrEZgoin, KirkB, cbf, mriley4955, JasonHelmbrecht, jpfitzy7, TorontoBoater, ColoBoater, warren460, dlparch, scottlyn, deliveryskipper, HaverstrawSailor, PML, Orange_Burst, eightzerobits, GeorgeC1, barryvabeach, magic228, MGA, chazo, SXMScubaman, PrairieGirl, George1234, PnPinNC, JandIrene, cbinparadise, Newt, ChiTownHarry, Cayzzz, NCSailor, juice13, downhillracer, tbart, bailau, Shermar, Manpot, sunmantwo, sail445, Alec Atteberry, SXMbeacher, 13 invisible), 328 guests, and 394 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
It may be unusually busy in road town #41787
02/24/2015 05:59 AM
02/24/2015 05:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,030
Ontario, Canada
warren460 Online content OP
Traveler
warren460  Online Content OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,030
Ontario, Canada


Warren
S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 450, (part of the TMM fleet until April, Charter Caribe (all inclusive-crewed) in St Thomas thereafter https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
A TTOL sponsor
BVI Sponsors
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: warren460] #41788
02/24/2015 09:14 AM
02/24/2015 09:14 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
I would think sooner or later, they may have to take the passengers off the ship, which would be somewhat of a nightmare, ferry to STT, I guess.


Carol Hill
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41789
02/24/2015 09:32 AM
02/24/2015 09:32 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,010
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Manpot Online crying
Traveler
Manpot  Online Crying
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,010
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
"Costa Fortuna"???? Gonna cost Carnival a Fortuna! More great PR for them..at least they didnt run into the island..

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Manpot] #41790
02/24/2015 12:42 PM
02/24/2015 12:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,771
Maine
Breeze Offline
Traveler
Breeze  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,771
Maine
I'd consider being stuck in Road Town right about now. At least I'd be warm !


Breeze

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Breeze] #41791
02/24/2015 10:31 PM
02/24/2015 10:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 194
East Tennessee
Annoddddd Offline
Traveler
Annoddddd  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 194
East Tennessee
Looks like that boat made it out this afternoon.

Any thoughts on why the ships are canceling?

BVI News; 4 cruise ship cancellations

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Annoddddd] #41792
02/24/2015 11:19 PM
02/24/2015 11:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,030
Ontario, Canada
warren460 Online content OP
Traveler
warren460  Online Content OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,030
Ontario, Canada
They probably don't want to tender the passengers in. Only a guess.


Warren
S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 450, (part of the TMM fleet until April, Charter Caribe (all inclusive-crewed) in St Thomas thereafter https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
A TTOL sponsor
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: warren460] #41793
02/25/2015 08:44 AM
02/25/2015 08:44 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Could be. Tendering is a real PITA with the huge ships.


Carol Hill
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41794
02/25/2015 08:48 AM
02/25/2015 08:48 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,395
An island state of mind
tradewinds Offline
Traveler
tradewinds  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,395
An island state of mind
Jewel of the Seas was scheduled to dock.

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: tradewinds] #41795
02/25/2015 08:49 AM
02/25/2015 08:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
The news article seemed to say that the dock was closed all together at the moment. I don't know which one is correct.


Carol Hill
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41796
02/25/2015 10:04 AM
02/25/2015 10:04 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,981
Macon, Georgia
GlennA Offline
Traveler
GlennA  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,981
Macon, Georgia
The cruise ship pier is definitely not in usable condition right now.


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. - Mark Twain
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: GlennA] #41797
02/25/2015 01:40 PM
02/25/2015 01:40 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,010
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Manpot Online crying
Traveler
Manpot  Online Crying
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,010
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
This is high season..best time to build the new cruise ship dock..rather than wait til summer??? All fine by me ..the more ships we scare away the better!

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Manpot] #41798
02/25/2015 02:22 PM
02/25/2015 02:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,049
S
StormJib Offline
Traveler
StormJib  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,049
Quote
Manpot said:
This is high season..best time to build the new cruise ship dock..rather than wait til summer??? All fine by me ..the more ships we scare away the better!


The business value was always less about the pocket changes the cruise passengers leave behind and much more about the shorter term jobs from the major construction project. Season or No season there would always be a small influential group who would resist any delay in getting the big money, big job project underway. Same with the airport. While there is certainly some ego and national pride behind the project. There is a critical group who just want the jobs today that come with a big public works project.

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: StormJib] #41799
02/25/2015 04:25 PM
02/25/2015 04:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 928
WMASS.
J
joeandholls Offline
Traveler
joeandholls  Offline
Traveler
J
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 928
WMASS.
Yep....Natures little secrets......should be "We want the fast cash, and we want it Now!"

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: warren460] #41800
02/26/2015 10:02 AM
02/26/2015 10:02 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 781
British Virgin Islands
Uschi Offline
Traveler
Uschi  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 781
British Virgin Islands
Quote
warren460 said:
They probably don't want to tender the passengers in. Only a guess.


Usually people in Wheel-chairs can not go on a Tender, so I am sure that will cause a lot of complains for the Cruise ship

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Uschi] #41801
02/26/2015 11:24 AM
02/26/2015 11:24 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
It's not at all just wheelchairs--it takes a TON of time to tender back and forth, as opposed to being able to just walk off the ship. And of course, if there are swells, it can be dangerous, especially with older clientele.


Carol Hill
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41802
02/26/2015 11:42 AM
02/26/2015 11:42 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 414
Memphis, TN
beerMe Offline
Traveler
beerMe  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 414
Memphis, TN
A couple of months ago I was watching them ferry passengers back and forth with a mix of ships boats and large cats (like the RTFF). Made me wonder if some of big boats were borrowed from one of the local ferry companies or if they were brought in from somewhere else.


Life involves risks, take some prudent ones (NOT with the BVI ferries)!
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41803
02/26/2015 11:44 AM
02/26/2015 11:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 508
Michigan
SoakInSaltwater Offline
Traveler
SoakInSaltwater  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 508
Michigan
I talked to Sky (Sunset Apts). He said, while no one will admit it out loud, it is the tenders that is sending ships to other ports. I also asked if he thought the new pier will be completedeby the April 30 deadline. He just chuckled.


Norma
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: SoakInSaltwater] #41804
02/26/2015 11:56 AM
02/26/2015 11:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 70,533
Central Florida!
It can take literally HOURS to get everyone off a ship when you have to tender, when you're talking 4000 people, if everyone gets off. And the same is true, getting back on.


Carol Hill
Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Carol_Hill] #41805
02/26/2015 02:03 PM
02/26/2015 02:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,464
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,464
Bradenton, FL
Tender ports are always a bit of a pain -- and passengers are less than understanding when a port that they have "paid for" has to be skipped due to unsafe tendering conditions - I'm sure the bigger ships would rather avoid them.



[Linked Image]

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: Winterstale] #41806
02/26/2015 03:28 PM
02/26/2015 03:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,198
Devon, UK
salica Offline
Traveler
salica  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,198
Devon, UK
Have friends who are due to start a cruise in Barbados on March 14. Not sure when it was due to go to Road Town, but yesterday they were contacted to say cruise is being rerouted and no longer going to BVI. Antigua becomes a stop instead. This is obviously going to be a longer term issue.

Re: It may be unusually busy in road town [Re: salica] #41807
02/26/2015 06:09 PM
02/26/2015 06:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6
MA
kkls2012 Offline
Traveler
kkls2012  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6
MA
Good....


Scuba Stevee

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1