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Empress Of The Seas Sailing from Cape Liberty, Summer of 2020

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9 hours ago, FIRELT5 said:

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Why do they call it Caribbean Adventures 2020????

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Three ships from Cape Liberty next summer. Or will they move the Oasis or the Adventure someplace else? Adventure is doing five day Bermuda and nine day New England/Canada runs.

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Some of these sailings are very cool.  

 

I was hoping Royal would take the opportunity and give Empress some exotic ports and looks like I might get my wish. 

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5 hours ago, Saab4444 said:

Why do they call it Caribbean Adventures 2020????

 

Same reason they say their prices are on sale?

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Love Empress but don't think I would want to sail her from Cape Liberty to Bermuda.  Seas can get quite rough and she is small. 

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14 minutes ago, Snit13 said:

Love Empress but don't think I would want to sail her from Cape Liberty to Bermuda.  Seas can get quite rough and she is small. 

 

I think she used to do that run back in the day.

 

Yep, the Tina Fey fire story was on Empress doing a Bermuda sailing. 

Edited by John&LaLa

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We sailed her from Philadelphia PA to Hamilton and St. Georges in October 2006 and it was smooth sailing all the way. So glad she doing the same itinerary from Cape Liberty.

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One huge note- the ship is going PAST Quebec City, and all the way to Montreal!  That would be an interesting cruise!

 

And it still includes an overnight in Quebec City.

 

That's a pretty amazing itinerary.

 

edit- and I see that there are 4 Canadian cruises that round trip out of Montreal!  That would be awesome.

Edited by alfaeric

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^ those are pretty unique itineraries/ports. RCI will need to get a bunch of French speaking crew for those sailings out of Montreal.

Edited by Biker19

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45 minutes ago, fair-winds39 said:

We sailed her from Philadelphia PA to Hamilton and St. Georges in October 2006 and it was smooth sailing all the way. So glad she doing the same itinerary from Cape Liberty.

 

I wish any ships still sailed from Philadelphia since I live right across the bridge.

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Loved staying in downtown Hamilton instead of Kings Wharf.   The small ship can go so many more places like Newport, St George, Montreal etc.  Even a couple new ports in the Caribbean for RCL. 

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The prices are not bad either right now. We just booked an AFT JS for the Best of Bermuda cruise on June 30th. 

 

The only issue is that CruiseLifeRick is in the AFT JS right above us. That could be a problem.  

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Sailed her, when she was still the Nordic Empress, on a repositioning from SJ to NYC in 2002, first ship back to NYC with passengers after 9/11.  What's nice about that size ship is she docks in St. George's and Hamilton,  which is so nice.

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We just booked the May 11th sailing to Bermuda.

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53 minutes ago, LDRnj-MA said:

We just booked the May 11th sailing to Bermuda.

 Just changed to the May 4th sailing for the 2 nights in Hamilton.

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7 hours ago, alfaeric said:

One huge note- the ship is going PAST Quebec City, and all the way to Montreal!  That would be an interesting cruise!

 

And it still includes an overnight in Quebec City.

 

That's a pretty amazing itinerary.

 

edit- and I see that there are 4 Canadian cruises that round trip out of Montreal!  That would be awesome.

I jumped on this itinerary for 3 reasons... I have not been back to St. John's NF for over 25 years! Also the stop at St. Pierre is very rare and finally Empress is capable of getting under the bridge between Montreal and Quebec City. It's a fantastic itinerary...

 

So looking forward to this next year!

 

Teri 😁

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1 hour ago, Green Recruit said:

I jumped on this itinerary for 3 reasons... I have not been back to St. John's NF for over 25 years! Also the stop at St. Pierre is very rare and finally Empress is capable of getting under the bridge between Montreal and Quebec City. It's a fantastic itinerary...

 

So looking forward to this next year!

 

Teri 😁

If we didn't already have an epic European cruise planned for next Sept, we'd be all over it, too.  Hope the popularity is high, and they do it again in '21 or '22.  Especially '22 when we can do a B2B after retirement.

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2 hours ago, LDRnj-MA said:

 Just changed to the May 4th sailing for the 2 nights in Hamilton.

Great!  I see you joined the roll call. 🙂

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16 hours ago, LDRnj-MA said:

 Just changed to the May 4th sailing for the 2 nights in Hamilton.

Is there an easy way to see the itinerary with times? When I looked at a couple different websites it looked like both of those sail dates have 2 nights in Hamilton.

 

Now I see that the May 11 cruise is listed separately but I still don't know how to easily view the itinerary times. I go to 'explore this itinerary' and have to scroll?

 

The website is also not accurate shows cruising, Hamilton, St George then in another spot, same cruise, cruising, St George, Hamilton.

Edited by marci22

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Only problem with the Canadian cruise is port times are too short!  Newport 7-3, Boston 11:30-6, St. John 7-2:30 and Sydney 11-6:30.  I'd cancel Boston to spend more time in Newport. 

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6 minutes ago, marci22 said:

Is there an easy way to see the itinerary with times? When I looked at a couple different websites it looked like both of those sail dates have 2 nights in Hamilton.

The website I use shows in Hamilton at 2PM, two nights and then move to St. Georges at 6PM.  Arrive at 7:30.  Nice little boat ride. 

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On 7/31/2019 at 7:23 AM, Snit13 said:

Love Empress but don't think I would want to sail her from Cape Liberty to Bermuda.  Seas can get quite rough and she is small. 

I don't think I would book this cruise during July-August. Every time we've gone during this time we've had at least one day of rough weather. 

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