Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Update from the Deaf Freedom Cruise

What a cruise! 3,800 deaf and hard of hearing people on one boat. The first two nights were quite a mess with seating arrangements not confirmed. We've finally straightened out our seating arrangements and should have a permanent place to park our family for the next few night's dinners.

We have just docked in Grand Cayman and the winds have calmed down a bit since last night. The boat is amazingly steady despite 50 mph winds at times. We've had three days of sunny weather so far. The ship's crew turned the route around and we stopped at Cozumel yesterday. Haiti has been cancelled and there's talk that we might not tour Jamaica tomorrow. No matter what, we've got thousands of people to chat with and lots of nice activities on the boat.

Till later!

10 comments:

LaRonda said...

Post photos! Sounds like fun!

~ LaRonda

megan said...

Hi Karen ,
It's so great!
I like this kind of activities. And I always take many beautiful photos for my every trip. I have my own album http://www.deafs.com/photo/megan . But, I have never been to cruise. I wish I could have a chance in the future

megan said...

Hi Karen ,
It's so great!
I like this kind of activities. And I always take many beautiful photos for my every trip. I have my own album http://www.deafs.com/photo/megan . But, I have never been to cruise. I wish I could have a chance in the future

gnarlydorkette said...

Hope all is OK!
I am not sure if those stops are cancelled because of a tropical storm that seems to be on way to Florida... ?
What kind of activities are there to be done on the cruise? I doubt you can do rock-climbing with 50mph winds????? :)

Judge said...

Thank you for sharing the news about the cruise.

ENJOY your vacation!

Jodi said...

Karen I hope you have loads of photos .. I would love to go on an all DEAF cruise,, is it an International thing or just American..I find it just amazing to throw so many on one ship and manage to keep a sane head at the same time LOL
JustJodi

Anonymous said...

Thank God, I didnt go to the Deaf Freedom Cruise due to Hurricane season. Cancelled Haiti is a waste of money. Cancel Jamica is also a waste of money. What a limited vacation they are having...

kw said...

This sounds fabulous Karen! I hope you post pics! :-)

Anonymous said...

hey i went on cruise not waste money we had blast thing to do on ship and also got our money back not waste at all met lot of new pple

Anonymous said...

For those of you leaving negative comments. You were not on this trip! If you speak with people who actually went on this trip it was one of the best ever and very well planned. Even though we did not make it to ONE port we were fine with it and sailed away from the bad weather. We did not care as we had more time together out at sea and the weather was always good. I would do it again in a hearttbeat!!!