Happy Valentine’s Day, Followers -
Tomorrow morning we will arrive in Miami, Florida. This will be our ship’s fourth visit to Miami – first in 2007 as the TS Enterprise and in 2010 and 2014 as the TS Kennedy. The atmosphere is sure to be busy as this is the largest passenger port in the world, and one of the largest cargo ports in the United States. Port Miami boasts that it is the homeport of twenty-two different cruise lines.
Although I have never taken the ship into this post as Captain, I have experience doing so as First Mate. Of course, there will be a pilot will join us. He or she is very familiar with the port.
Here is a link to the Port Miami website. You will enjoy exploring it!
Students and teachers participating in Follow The Voyage - Share The Experience Program are always eager to know which cruise ships will be joining us in port. Some teachers have emailed me to say that they incorporate the cruise ship facts into their Friday mathematics lessons. Fortunately, with the help of cadets and people back home, I am able to share this information with once again.
I was happy to receive photos from the Thorndyke School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Not only are the students big fans of the TS Kennedy, they are Patriots fans as well. I can't post all of them here, but I want the students to know how much the cadets and crew enjoyed all of them.
I hope that you enjoy your Valentine's Day celebrations at school and at home. I wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day - especially my favorite Valentines back in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Because Miami is our final port for Sea Term 2018, I hope that your class will celebrate by wearing hats, t-shirts, and sunglasses. Please share photo with me at email@example.com.
Captain Michael J. Campbell
The Following Ships Will Be In Miami With The TS Kennedy On Friday, February 15th:
Company/Ship Name: Royal Caribbean/Mariner Of The Seas
Passengers Capacity: 3,114
Year Built: 2003
Length: 1,020 feet
Beam: 126 feet
IMO Number: 9227510
Call Sign: C6V9
Take a tour of this ship that is almost twice the length of the TS Kennedy!
Company/Ship Name: Royal Caribbean/Jewel Of The Seas
Passengers Capacity: 2,502
Year Built: 2004
Length: 961 feet
Beam: 105 feet
IMO Number: 9228356
Call Sign: C6FW9
Take a tour of the Jewel Of The Seas! How does she compare with the TS Kennedy?
Company/Ship Name: Norwegian Cruise Line/Norwegian Star
Passengers Capacity: 2,348
Year Built: 2001
Length: 965 feet
Beam: 105.6 feet
IMO Number: 9195157
Call Sign: 36FR3
Check out the Norwegian Star! Someday soon, one of our cadets may be working aboard this ship.
Company/Ship Name: Carnival Cruise Line/Carnival Victory
Passengers Capacity: 2,760
Year Built: 2000
Length: 893 feet
Beam: 116 feet
IMO Number: 9172648
Call Sign: 3FFL8
Enjoy your tour of the Carnival Victory!