Cruise Ships

by Jeff and Lou, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 13:00 (2495 days ago)

We just found out that a cruise ship was scheduled to arrive on June 6th while we will be there. How long do the cruise ships usually stay in the bay and what is the town like when they are there Thanks

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 13:13 (2495 days ago) @ Jeff and Lou

Rob's schedule shows the time the ships are there:

http://www.zihuatanejo.net/comunidad/cruceros.html

I imagine many people walking around with cameras and bags and hopefully shopping, eating and drinking.http://www.zihuatanejo.net/comunidad/cruceros.html

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 13:22 (2495 days ago) @ Jeff and Lou

They typically arrive around 07:00 and leave around 18:00. Depending on the cruise line, the passengers might be bussed to Ixtapa or wander around town.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 13:53 (2495 days ago) @ Jeff and Lou

On my Homepage you'll see the link for the Cruise Ship Schedule that will show you the duration of each ship's visit in our bay. Since this is not an international cruise line and this is also their first season, there is no way to tell what town will be like during their visits. Personally I don't believe there will be much business for this cruise line and I just can't see them finding enough passengers to make it worth their time and effort to keep their schedule. I predict it will go the same way as the cruise ship line that tried to offer this type of service last year.

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by Curly! ⌂, Great Pacific Northwet, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:15 (2495 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob sez: I just can't see them finding enough passengers to make it worth their time and effort to keep their schedule.

But... but.. but... they have an Irish Pub!

Curly!

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:30 (2495 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I think that not only are they a Cruise Line of One, but I think that this is the very same ship that you are referring to having been around last year.

Ocean Star Pacific. The ship was built for the Nordic line in 1971.

Keith

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 17:55 (2494 days ago) @ Labrat

I think that not only are they a Cruise Line of One, but I think that this is the very same ship that you are referring to having been around last year.

Ocean Star Pacific. The ship was built for the Nordic line in 1971.

You could be right. I thought it might be a different ship than the Ocean Dream from last year and that it looked bigger, but maybe it's just the paint job. :kingtut:

The one last year never let off a single passenger here. Because our Capitanía del Puerto doesn't seem to come with a harbor pilot, and the ship's captain couldn't seem to figure out that you don't lower the tenders while your parallel to the waves entering the bay AND sitting in the part of the bay where the wave action is the worst, so after he broke a window or two and dinged a dinghy and scratched the paint on his purty new toy he called it quits the first attempt to visit. The captain apparently reported that sea conditions were too rough, though they sure didn't appear to be to me. See the photo below of the Ocean Dream taken just after they entered the bay on July 5, 2010:
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The second time they were supposed to visit us they sailed right past. There may have been a bit of rain that day... somewhere. The third time I believe they entered the bay but didn't attempt to disembark. Apparently no interest (or no customers?). That was their last voyage if I recall correctly. So how many voyages will they last this year? Any predelictions, edumacated guesses or bets?
:bluesbros:

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, February 17, 2011, 09:52 (2494 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I had a Brain Fart on the name from last year!

Nope, not the same boat.

Google them, and the Ocean Dream is a 1980 series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Dream_%28ship%29

Keith

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by Jeff and Lou, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:46 (2495 days ago) @ Jeff and Lou

Thanks! everyone for the useful information!