Posted January 14th, 2013, 09:57 AM
........ in which case its up to the tardy cruisers to phone the ship or ship's land agent - always a contact number in ship's daily newspaper. I guess the ship is much more likely to wait, at least a few minutes, if it's known that a group - or even a solitary passenger - is ten minutes away, rather than simply "missing".
No promises though
I agree. I always carry the name and phone number for the ship's port agent. Fortunately, we have never needed it.