Mississippi River shut down in New Orleans

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#21
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River boats have a shallow bottom. The larger freighters-not. Shallow river is shallow river. This may wake Carnival up though and reopen Mobile .
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Originally posted by firefly333

I was saying no to conquest.. but my TA is flying over from UK, a real Lord, lol, and throwing a party with free drinks and taking everyone to the steak restaurant and some costume kind of party etc.

I felt like after booking thru him so many times I had to go. He is even paying for many of the cabins .. FREE.

Wow. Now THAT'S a great travel agent! Wish I could find out who he is.
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Originally posted by firefly333
I am on conquest next month and need to be first off the ship when it ports at 7 am.. and I have a 6 1/4 hour drive to galveston to board Magic.

I hope the one way traffic doesnt affect conquest next month.. crossing my fingers.

conquest is a unlucky ship for me. As I said I was on it when Ike wiped out my car and Galveston.
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Best wishes for safe travels and making your connection to the Magic!

I had not heard about the Mississippi being THAT low as to cause shipping (and cruising) issues. Hoping it will all be resolved soon!
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Originally posted by KCMarie
fire -
Best wishes for safe travels and making your connection to the Magic!

I had not heard about the Mississippi being THAT low as to cause shipping (and cruising) issues. Hoping it will all be resolved soon!
me too. I think Im crazy for even trying to make it from NOLA to Galveston on the same day. Magic says it leaves at 4 pm. So I need to be there by 2:30 pm.
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Anyone know how will this play into future cruises out of New Orleans? We leave on the Conquest out of NOLA in 17 days!
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Fire
Why not fly? Wouldn't that be quicker.
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Originally posted by firefly333
I am on conquest next month and need to be first off the ship when it ports at 7 am.. and I have a 6 1/4 hour drive to galveston to board Magic.

I hope the one way traffic doesnt affect conquest next month.. crossing my fingers.

conquest is a unlucky ship for me. As I said I was on it when Ike wiped out my car and Galveston.
Would it be quicker to exit I-10 in Winnie and go thru Crystal Beach (Boliver) to the ferry. Take ferry to Galveston which is on the East end where the cruise terminal is. Map it out and see. Just a thought....
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If I-10 is anything like it was this past Sunday in Lake Charles, good luck making it to Galveston in time. I-10 West was a one lane crawl. They are doing lots of construction on I-10 through there.
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Originally posted by rocketship
http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/Water...new/layout.cfm

You can check the water levels on this page. Looks like over the last 24 hours they mostly have risen a small bit. Maybe this trend will continue.
Good chance. Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, is not having a drought. Currently New Orleans is under a flood advisory (no, nothing like Katrina).

http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ss...for_new_7.html
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Originally posted by karenh1127
Would it be quicker to exit I-10 in Winnie and go thru Crystal Beach (Boliver) to the ferry. Take ferry to Galveston which is on the East end where the cruise terminal is. Map it out and see. Just a thought....
I think this is the fastest route...but the later it is, the longer the line to get on the ferry is.
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Originally posted by zzupschuck
I think this is the fastest route...but the later it is, the longer the line to get on the ferry is.
Do they still have the detour around the Lake??? That worked for us in Mar
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#35
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Originally posted by jimjamxx
Per the Port of NOLA web cam. Elation is moving away from the dock.
I second that. No need to worry today! Also watched on the river cam.
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Originally posted by karenh1127
Would it be quicker to exit I-10 in Winnie and go thru Crystal Beach (Boliver) to the ferry. Take ferry to Galveston which is on the East end where the cruise terminal is. Map it out and see. Just a thought....
That's the way my GPS mapped us to go when we sailed out of Galveston last November. Someone from the Hosuton area told us it probably was faster going that way considering the traffic around Houston can be deadlocked sometimes.
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Originally posted by zzupschuck
I think this is the fastest route...but the later it is, the longer the line to get on the ferry is.
We came through on a Saturday around 1 p.m.-hardly any traffic at all and the wait was less than 10 minutes until the ferry started moving.
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#38
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Originally posted by lhanson38
Fire
Why not fly? Wouldn't that be quicker.
You apparantly dont know how hard it is to get from Houston to Galveston (its legendary, I have friends who have flown in who say never again out of Galveston ). Its the worst port of any I know of to fly into.. no rental car places are open on sunday.. I would have to get a limo or shuttle to get to galveston.. then reverse it to get back to houston to fly to DFW and I have no one to pick me up at DFW.. thats a lot of extra time.. it wouldnt be worth it to me. My TA already sent me non helpfull flights into NOLA>> its to and from Galveston and getting home that is the issue. Not NOLA.
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#40
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Originally posted by rocketship
Just saw a news article that 11 miles of the Mississippi was shutdown today. Do we have any word from Carnival?
I have this thread bookmarked. I hope Conquest is not slowed down by one way traffic and late getting back.. Have my fingers, eyes and toes crossed.

If anyone has a update.. lots of us are all ears.
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