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#21
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Thank you for saying this. I do not read every single post either, and wanted to pass this along to anyone who had not seen it...I guess some folks just want it exactly their way , or it upsets them. Like the country song says, God is great , beer is good , and people are crazy..Again , thank you for your nice comment.
Originally posted by vols_159
Ive never understood why exactly that matters? Could you explain? Is the Internet running out of space that a update news story cant make a new thread? I hadnt read the other 2 threads so i enjoy this one..
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I wonder which day of the cruise this was. If it were towards the end they may have decided (or pre-planned) to extend their vacation in Jamaica and fly home on their own.

Since they didn't disembark the ship illegally, they may have no idea that they did not enter the country correctly. Some people are not world travelers.
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Originally posted by vols_159
Ive never understood why exactly that matters? Could you explain? Is the Internet running out of space that a update news story cant make a new thread? I hadnt read the other 2 threads so i enjoy this one..
Originally posted by JC KRUZER
Thank you for saying this. I do not read every single post either, and wanted to pass this along to anyone who had not seen it...I guess some folks just want it exactly their way , or it upsets them. Like the country song says, God is great , beer is good , and people are crazy..Again , thank you for your nice comment.

OP, I think people may just be responding to the first line of your original post and not necessarily meaning to be snarky. At least I wasn't.

Do not know if this has been posted or not.
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Since they didn't disembark the ship illegally, they may have no idea that they did not enter the country correctly. Some people are not world travelers.
They may not have disembarked the ship illegally but they didn't enter the country legally.

And if you think they will go easy on them due to ignorance, think again. When you are in a foreign country, you need to know and follow their laws.
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Originally posted by ib4cruzn
Must have been the MDR food...
Or the chairhogs. Hope they write a cruise review and include a review of their self excursion to jail.?.
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Originally posted by michelle1836
I guess they didnt do such a good hiding job then. Will be interesting to hear the rest of the story
Agree. That's why I read this thread- hoped it'd have an explaination from those Jamaican wannabes. It'd be interesting to see if they also cleared out their USA residence & bank accounts.
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I wonder if their onboard account is paid...and if they removed the autotips...EM
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Many years ago before there were so many rules my dad took a cruise to Bermuda by himself... He didnt like the cruise at all and he travels very light so when they docked he simply walked off the ship and caught a cab to the airport and flew back to the US..

When he returned his Travel Agent was all over him.. I guess there were no penalties at the time and not sure how long the ships would wait for missing passengers but I am guessing they were not happy with him..

I think he would be in pretty hot water if he tried that today.
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Originally posted by vols_159
Ive never understood why exactly that matters? Could you explain? Is the Internet running out of space that a update news story cant make a new thread? I hadnt read the other 2 threads so i enjoy this one..
Because it's just so annoying to see repeated threads with exactly the same information over and over. The other threads have posted the 'they found them' update at least a dozen times. A quick look at that would have made this thread unnecessary. Oh wait. It already is.
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#30
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Originally posted by LuckyZ
They may not have disembarked the ship illegally but they didn't enter the country legally.

And if you think they will go easy on them due to ignorance, think again. When you are in a foreign country, you need to know and follow their laws.
I would assume they disembarked illegally....since the ship was looking for them and didn't know where they were.

It was illegal as they were booked to the port of disembarkation .....and it is illegal to leave before without permission.
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Originally posted by WishIwasOutThereNOW
i dont know any of the particulars of this event, but you would think someone from the ship would've noticed passengers leaving the ship with all their stuff before the cruise ended?
Originally posted by Quilting_Cruiser
Some people travel light--it may not have been obvious.
I have a rolling back pack and use it at ports. I've been asked numerous times, as I left for ports of call, "Are you taking everything? Are you coming back?" And I've had to show them that it's empty, waiting to buy souvenirs...
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Originally posted by maxandmolly
Because it's just so annoying to see repeated threads with exactly the same information over and over. The other threads have posted the 'they found them' update at least a dozen times. A quick look at that would have made this thread unnecessary. Oh wait. It already is.
And you could have easily ignored the thread and not read it or Posted on it but you chose to do neither.
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#33
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Originally posted by LambKnuckles
I have a rolling back pack and use it at ports. I've been asked numerous times, as I left for ports of call, "Are you taking everything? Are you coming back?" And I've had to show them that it's empty, waiting to buy souvenirs...
We live in Belize and took a cruise that visited Belize. We did big time shopping in Miami. When we were in Belize we unloaded 2 back packs full of our shopping and sent them home.
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Originally posted by LambKnuckles
I have a rolling back pack and use it at ports. I've been asked numerous times, as I left for ports of call, "Are you taking everything? Are you coming back?" And I've had to show them that it's empty, waiting to buy souvenirs...
Try getting off the ship with a big rolling bag of scuba equipment and a backpack.
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Thanks for the update. The other thread I initially read turned into an angry thread about "why or why not to visit ports in which you may or may not feel safe" instead of sticking to the fact that, at the time anyway, 3 people were missing! I wasn't interested in reading anymore of that. Glad to hear they are safe anyway!....and yeah, I'm sure Jamaican jails are a lot of fun.
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Wow, I didn't see the other threads, so thanks for posting this update!
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Originally posted by vols_159
Ive never understood why exactly that matters? Could you explain? Is the Internet running out of space that a update news story cant make a new thread? I hadnt read the other 2 threads so i enjoy this one..
I agree. Thank you to the OP for this thread. I did not want to go thru page after page of the other one to find out if they were found. Those that complain about things being posted over and over get a life and don't read them!
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Thanks for posting this, OP. I don't have the time-like crazy cat lady maxandmolly-to scroll through every post again and again to get the latest.
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Originally posted by Laurie S.
Try getting off the ship with a big rolling bag of scuba equipment and a backpack.
Just did that last month in Cozumel. Not a single question was asked. I had a giant dive bag and backpack.
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Originally posted by maxandmolly
Because it's just so annoying to see repeated threads with exactly the same information over and over. The other threads have posted the 'they found them' update at least a dozen times. A quick look at that would have made this thread unnecessary. Oh wait. It already is.
Is it so hard to skip threads you don't like? People like you make this place less friendly.
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