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#1
Southwest Florida
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Infinity visited the Falkland islands today and apparently the refueling tender hit one of the lifeboat davit/lifts and damaged it….so it can’t be retracted and they can’t pick up the last lifeboat. The decision has been made to leave the lifeboat here, and theoretically secure the davit. We were supposed to leave at 6PM. It is now 9:30 and there are 8-10 men on deck under the huge davit but no one working on it. It is apparently unsafe to travel with the davit that way….so we are, for the time being, stuck….in a port with no facilities...and this doesn't look like something that can be repaired onboard....it's a very large boom.

Not sure how this is going to work itself out…but it isn’t looking good. We await further word from the captain.
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Oh no I hope it gets sorted out soon
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Please keep us updated!! Hope you can continue your cruise soon.
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Oh My! I hope they can fix it and you continue on without too much more interruption or delay. I also hope the repairs do not impact the next sailing as I will be there.

If you have any pictures of the damage, please post them.
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Fingers crossed that there is a timely solution to this problem and you are able to continue on your sailing shortly.

They should double up on your chocolates this evening!
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Thanks so much for the updates.
They are of special interest to us because our friends, Garry & Bob are on this cruise.
Also, concerned about everyone else.

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Hope you getting going soon.

I should have been on the cruise hopefully will be on it next time around, how come the ship visited the Falklands today, the schedule was to visit there next Tuesday 25th??
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Originally posted by OCruisers
Thanks so much for the updates.
They are of special interest to us because our friends, Garry & Bob are on this cruise.
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I hope everyone is ok.

Please keep us updated.
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davit was finally raised and secured at about 3:30am and we find the ship already on it's way to anarctica this morning when we woke up at 6am.

Turned out to be just a delay...but it looks like the problem is resolved (although we do have one less lifeboat).
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Originally posted by ghstudio
davit was finally raised and secured at about 3:30am and we find the ship already on it's way to anarctica this morning when we woke up at 6am.

Turned out to be just a delay...but it looks like the problem is resolved (although we do have one less lifeboat).
Antarctica is so amazing and beautiful...enjoy it! We were on 30 days Azamara Antarctica last year...the silence is amazing except for the whales...an orca pod came right up to our balcony practically and did a peck wave at us...keep your camera and video handy...things pop up quick...we usually were on deck at 6 am and saw lots others did not....snowed one day and it was only us and 1 crew member...when the rest of the ship awake, the snow had stopped...
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Glad to hear the problem has been resolved. We were on the previous cruise and it was fantastic! Hope you have the same weather we did!
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Originally posted by ghstudio
davit was finally raised and secured at about 3:30am and we find the ship already on it's way to anarctica this morning when we woke up at 6am.

Turned out to be just a delay...but it looks like the problem is resolved (although we do have one less lifeboat).
Thanks for the update! So happy to see the issue is resolved for now and you are on your way.

Let us know if you hear when and how Celebrity will actually repair the davit and get the lifeboat back and operating?
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I'm happy to hear you are on your way again. Since there is no planned stop in the Falklands on the next two sailings, I do wonder when they will pick up the lifeboat that was left behind. I doubt they will return to Miami without it. I expect we should look for some itinerary change on our March 2nd sailing.
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Originally posted by bakcd
I'm happy to hear you are on your way again. Since there is no planned stop in the Falklands on the next two sailings, I do wonder when they will pick up the lifeboat that was left behind. I doubt they will return to Miami without it. I expect we should look for some itinerary change on our March 2nd sailing.
Before they can pick the boat up, I'd guess that the davit needs to be repaired.

Plus shipping a lifeboat to the cruise ship is likely far easier and more economical than shipping the cruise ship to the lifeboat. But you never know.... I'd enjoy a side trip / rescue!