Cruise ship cancels Fiji call due to Cyclone

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#1
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Crystal Symphony did not call at Lautoka , Fiji , due to the impending arrival of Cyclone Evan . According to a live from poster on the Cruise Critic Crystal board , they will have an unscheduled call at Bay of Islands and an extra day in Auckland.
The cyclone is due to hit Fiji at noon ( NZ time) today , 17 Dec 2012.
They are in Bay of Islands today......


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Carnival Spirit, which left yesterday, 16 December, has also had a complete itinerary change and will no longer head to Fiji for the very first time in it's Australian cruising season but instead to islands in the Vanuatu group. This change was made 2 days ago. Good on Carnival for having the foresight to organise the changes, rather than storm chase!

Things are not looking good for Fiji this morning, particularly, as TC Evan has now had a slight easterly deviation with the eye now looking like having a dead hit on the main tourist areas including Mamanuca and Yasawa group of islands and Nadi and surrounds Nadi. It's reported as the worst cyclone to hit in a very long time with winds up to 230 km/h.

Not good for the beautiful Fijian people
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Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
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Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
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Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

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#3
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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The long term forecast is that once it passes Fiji it could move south,
and head for NZ .
If so , it would be here for Christmas..



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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
The long term forecast is that once it passes Fiji it could move south,
and head for NZ .
If so , it would be here for Christmas..



Latest tracking map has it doing just that lets all hope they are wrong....be hoping and praying for an easy time for the lovely Fijians.
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Looks a bit damp in the Bay today...


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#6
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Poor Fiji might not be a happy place to visit for a while after too. Cat 4 cyclone with sustained wind at 200km/h and gusts to 250km/h will make a mess anywhere.
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It's just been upgraded to Category 5 as she is about to slam into the Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands, Nadi and Lautoka
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Ovation of the Seas - 30 Dec 16 - NZ
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Carnival Spirit -29 Jan 16 - Tassie
Carnival Spirit - 5 June 15 - 3 nts
Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
Voyager of the Seas - 25 Nov 14 - Singapore to Darwin sector
Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
Voyager of the Seas - 27 Dec 13 - 14 nts - NYE - NZ/Fiji
Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

Oodles of landlubber travels inbetween

Sydney Harbour Ferry
Sheraton Nile Cruise - 1986
Mingua - 1980 - cruise to nowhere
Fedor Shalyapin - Feb 1978 - South Pacific/NZ
#8
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Originally posted by badgerbill
Latest tracking map has it doing just that lets all hope they are wrong....be hoping and praying for an easy time for the lovely Fijians.
That forecast also has it dying down before it reaches NZ. Not a good time for Fiji though.
#10
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Originally posted by bobhsv
Here is an up to the second satelite pic. You can see the eye, amazing, but scarey.
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohe...s/shwvgms.html
Jen
Now that is scary.
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Current infared image - the eye is over Lautoka



https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...56342471_n.jpg
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Carnival Spirit -29 Jan 16 - Tassie
Carnival Spirit - 5 June 15 - 3 nts
Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
Voyager of the Seas - 25 Nov 14 - Singapore to Darwin sector
Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
Voyager of the Seas - 27 Dec 13 - 14 nts - NYE - NZ/Fiji
Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

Oodles of landlubber travels inbetween

Sydney Harbour Ferry
Sheraton Nile Cruise - 1986
Mingua - 1980 - cruise to nowhere
Fedor Shalyapin - Feb 1978 - South Pacific/NZ
#13
Cairns
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Originally posted by Debsta
Current infared image - the eye is over Lautoka



https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...56342471_n.jpg
goodness Mother Nature can be a cow at times.

note to self, while packing this weekend to join Solstice pack Kwells despite what the weather watcher at our house says.
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I am so sad. Just 2 weeks ago I was in the Mamanucas. I am so worried for the people whose livelihoods depend on tourism and for my beautiful island paradise that is going to be obliterated....
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Photo taken from Fiji

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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#16
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Chilling words from Lautoka:

Message from Lautoka resident, "No house has been spared ... Please let the worse be over .. If this is the beginning then God help us" - Mark Hanrahan on Twitter #cycloneevan
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Carnival Spirit -29 Jan 16 - Tassie
Carnival Spirit - 5 June 15 - 3 nts
Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
Voyager of the Seas - 25 Nov 14 - Singapore to Darwin sector
Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
Voyager of the Seas - 27 Dec 13 - 14 nts - NYE - NZ/Fiji
Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

Oodles of landlubber travels inbetween

Sydney Harbour Ferry
Sheraton Nile Cruise - 1986
Mingua - 1980 - cruise to nowhere
Fedor Shalyapin - Feb 1978 - South Pacific/NZ
#17
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Originally posted by Debsta
Carnival Spirit, which left yesterday, 16 December, has also had a complete itinerary change and will no longer head to Fiji for the very first time in it's Australian cruising season but instead to islands in the Vanuatu group. This change was made 2 days ago. Good on Carnival for having the foresight to organise the changes, rather than storm chase!

Things are not looking good for Fiji this morning, particularly, as TC Evan has now had a slight easterly deviation with the eye now looking like having a dead hit on the main tourist areas including Mamanuca and Yasawa group of islands and Nadi and surrounds Nadi. It's reported as the worst cyclone to hit in a very long time with winds up to 230 km/h.

Not good for the beautiful Fijian people
You're famous again Deb...

your post made the Cruise Critic News page..

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=5123
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
You're famous again Deb...

your post made the Cruise Critic News page..

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=5123
Again? Wooohoooooo I'm a star I should start getting paid for this
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Ovation of the Seas - 30 Dec 16 - NZ
P&O UK Aurora - 25 Feb 17 - ADL to SYD

Been and Gone


Carnival Spirit -29 Jan 16 - Tassie
Carnival Spirit - 5 June 15 - 3 nts
Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
Voyager of the Seas - 25 Nov 14 - Singapore to Darwin sector
Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
Voyager of the Seas - 27 Dec 13 - 14 nts - NYE - NZ/Fiji
Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

Oodles of landlubber travels inbetween

Sydney Harbour Ferry
Sheraton Nile Cruise - 1986
Mingua - 1980 - cruise to nowhere
Fedor Shalyapin - Feb 1978 - South Pacific/NZ
#19
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Latest word is Pacific Dawn left Mystery Island today and is going to Fiji, first stop Suva then Port Denarau. Should be interesting to hear the feedback Whether they can get off and whether there are any shore tours........remains to be seen
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Ovation of the Seas - 30 Dec 16 - NZ
P&O UK Aurora - 25 Feb 17 - ADL to SYD

Been and Gone


Carnival Spirit -29 Jan 16 - Tassie
Carnival Spirit - 5 June 15 - 3 nts
Pacific Jewel - 25 January 15 - 3 nts - Australia Day
Pacific Pearl - 30 December 14 - 11 nts - NYE South Pacific
Voyager of the Seas - 25 Nov 14 - Singapore to Darwin sector
Pacific Jewel - 16 May 14 - 14 nts - Fiji/Vanuatu/New Caledonia
Celebrity Solstice - 17 Jan 14 - 3 nts
Voyager of the Seas - 27 Dec 13 - 14 nts - NYE - NZ/Fiji
Carnival Spirit - 29 OCT 13 - 8 nts - Noumea/Isle of Pines/Mare
Pacific Jewel - 24 May 13 - 3 nts - weekend
Carnival Spirit - 27 Dec 12 - NYE - Mystery Island/Suva/Port Denarau/Noumea/Isle of Pines - 12 nts
Celebrity Solstice - 09 Dec 12 / 1 nt
Radiance of the Seas - 15 Nov 12 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 7 Oct 12 / 16 nts / J232 Bounty Adventure - New Caledonia/Fiji/Tonga/NORFOLK ISLAND!!!!
Freedom of the Seas - 13 May 12 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Spirit - 27 Jan 12 - San Diego to Honolulu
Rhapsody of the Seas - NYE - 27 Dec 11 - 9 nts - South Pacific
Radiance of the Seas - 22 Nov 11 / 2 nts
Pacific Jewel - 4 NOV 11 / 3 nts
Sun Princess - 28 July 11 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Pacific Jewel - 22 July 11 / 3 nts ex Sydney - to Jervis Bay!
Pacific Dawn - July 2011 / 7 nts - ex Brissy to Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Pacific Pearl - April 2011 / 7 nts - Noumea, Isle of Pines
Sun Princess - April 2011 / 2 nts - Brisbane to Sydney
Rhapsody of the Seas - January 2011 / 9 nts - Cyclone Vania cruise - missed Isle of Pines replaced with Mystery Island/Noumea/Port Vila/Lifou
Pacific Jewel - Aug 2010 - South Pacific
Sun Princess - Dec 2009/10 NYE - New Zealand
Diamond Princess - Nov 2009 - BKK to SYD

Oodles of landlubber travels inbetween

Sydney Harbour Ferry
Sheraton Nile Cruise - 1986
Mingua - 1980 - cruise to nowhere
Fedor Shalyapin - Feb 1978 - South Pacific/NZ