where a passenger on a Los Angeles/Catalina/Ensenada trip had to leave the ship early (at Catalina) due to a family emergency. She was required to pay a $300 fine for getting off at an American port.
Is this the norm? I thinking that this type of event must happen with some regularity, especially on the Alaskan cruises.
Is this something which would be covered by Trip Insurance?
I also wonder what happens if you just leave the ship?
Sapphire Princess, September, 2012 (Alaska - Voyage of the Glaciers)
NCL, Norwegian Pearl, April, 2010 (Repo LA to Vancouver)
NCL, Norwegian Sun, April, 2009 (Repo LA to Vancouver)
Coral Princess, May, 2008 (Repo SF to Vancouver)
NCL, Norwegian Star, May, 2007 (Repo LA to Vancouver)
Carnival Paradise, Nov. 2005 (LA to Ensenada)
MS Karamzin, July, 1996 (Volga - Moscow to St. Petersburg - Russian River Cruise)
HAL Rotterdam, July 1993 (Alaska)