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From: Tom K on 19 Feb 2010 18:12
On 2/19/10 4:48 PM, Surfer E2468 wrote:
> Glad to hear what you said about voyager ships,we are taking the
> "EXPLORER' out of bayonne in 2 weeks,we did a transatlantic on granduer
> and had a couple very rough days to start out with. I always carry
> mechlizine with me ( aka bonine,but much cheaper)
I've said it a bunch of times before, but when we did our transatlantic,
we did it on the Queen Mary 2. We saw a 40+ foot wave go past the
window in the dining room during lunch (it was window height on deck 3,
and waves are measured from peak to trough, so I estimated it at 40+
since it's peak was mid deck 3) and had zero problems with it.
I question why anyone who has seasickness issues would do a crossing on
a ship that's not designed for it.
From: *muz* on 19 Feb 2010 19:21
"Sue Mullen" <kjmullen(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
: STAR wrote:
: > I might be considering a Southern Caribbean cruise in the spring and
: > have usually departed from FLA or San Juan. Are there any reasons
: > (except that it would extend the journey) not to leave from NY. We
: > live on LI....thanks, Gail
: Driving to the pier is so much easier than flying. Parking at the
: Manhattan pier is $30/day and maxes out at $300 for 10 days to 30 days.
: Any Southern Caribbean cruise will most likely have 2 sea days at each
: end of the cruise. I would love that, but don't know if it is a plus for
: you or not.
: One huge positive sailing out of the NY harbor is seeing the Statue of
: Liberty and the NY skyline. I also love sailing under the "V" bridge.
See, ~this~ is why I want to sail from New York (or Cape Liberty, NJ)! If
only my husband wouldn't have such a bugaboo about going into the city...
From: *muz* on 19 Feb 2010 19:28
"Tom K" <tkanitra(a)optonline.net> wrote in message
: On 2/19/10 9:36 AM, Sue Mullen wrote:
: > STAR wrote:
: >> My only real concern is the possibility of the "rough
: >> seas". NOT a fan of this potential problem.
: > You can never tell if the seas will be very rough or as smooth as glass.
: > We have cruised out of the NY area at least 6 times and have had some
: > very rough seas and at least one sailing that was very smooth. There is
: > no way of telling way ahead of time what you will have when sailing the
: > Atlantic Ocean.
: > sue
: I assume that the ship they are considering is the Explorer, which is a
: Voyager class ship. FWIW, I think they (Voyager class) have an
: extremely stable hull. Not in the QM2 league, but I'd put Voyager class
: way up near the top of the list in terms of being able to handle rough
This is the ship I want to cruise on next. We would stay overnight in
Jersey pre-cruise and board from Cape Liberty for a southbound cruise.
Several cruise itineraries look very tempting, for next year, perhaps.
From: *muz* on 19 Feb 2010 19:35
"Warren" <oceanvoyager_nyc(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
On Feb 18, 1:51 pm, STAR <gothamcit...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>Are there any reasons (except that it would extend the journey) not to
>leave from NY.
Lots of advantages have been listed but I can't emphasize enough about
the advantage of not having
to worry about the weight of your luggage. You also miss the push-and-
shove that's now common while boarding
a plane with a hundred or two passengers trying to jam bags in to the
overhead that would have been checked
in the past.
And don't get me started about the ever shrinking legroom as airlines
cram extra rows of seats in to their planes.
Did you see Mitt Romney discuss his consternation with a fellow passenger on
a flight recently? It was a story about extending the seat into the lap of
the passenger behind. Ah, the vagaries of common coach flights and the lack
of consideration for others aboard.
From: Tom K on 19 Feb 2010 20:42
On 2/19/10 7:28 PM, *muz* wrote:
> : I assume that the ship they are considering is the Explorer, which is a
> : Voyager class ship. FWIW, I think they (Voyager class) have an
> : extremely stable hull. Not in the QM2 league, but I'd put Voyager class
> : way up near the top of the list in terms of being able to handle rough
> : seas.
> : --Tom
> This is the ship I want to cruise on next. We would stay overnight in
> Jersey pre-cruise and board from Cape Liberty for a southbound cruise.
> Several cruise itineraries look very tempting, for next year, perhaps.
I really like the Explorer. It's not as huge as Liberty/Freedom (less
walking), yet has almost all the same bells and whistles. And the ice
show is a MUST SEE. Get front row seats for it.