Tender Love and Carnival Cruise Lines: What's Going on in Belize?
Read the entire news article...
Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Why don't they pay the price the tender operators are requesting????? Why should a large company like Carnival have the right to lower the fees they have been paying, with NO raises in 10 years??? What right do they think they have going into a sovereign country and installing their own tenders thereby taking jobs from the locals?? For shame CArnival, we are booked to go to Belize Feb 24th and that is our PREFERRED stop, don't quibble over a few dollars, pay up, I'm sure no one here wants their wages dropped for a corporate giant to get fatter.I'm always amazed at how people are so quick to spend other people's/companies money.
I think is is a disgrace when we go as tourists to a new country then want to stay in the walled private domain of the cruise companies who destroy the habitat and then rip off the little guy just struggling to make a living, perhaps the tender drivers should charge a fuel fee like airports/cruise lines have done, anyone notice the price of fuel in the last 10 years??? yep it went up too and rates stayed the same, if they are payed a fair wage there would be no disputeSo why do you continue to fund Carnival? As for 'ripping off' the locals without the cruiselines the unemployement in a lot of those ports would be double or triple. Who are you to determine a fair wage?
CARNIVAL QUIT BEING A BIG BULLY, NEGOTIATE FAIRLY AND QUIT THE LIES THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY, THIS IS THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR, YOURSIn addition Carnival has other ships visiting Belize as well:
could someone tell me how to do my very first post? I can't find directions anywhere?Congratulations - you now have two posts.
Just wanted to update you all on the latest from Carnival. The line's spokesman tells us that negotiations are still underway but that Carnival Legend will indeed be calling in Belize this week.Interesting. Thank you for the update.
As for tender/dock info, he says that some ports require cruise ships to use the port's tenders, as is the case with the Belize. He also said that both Carnival and Royal Caribbean had undertaken separate iniatives to get a dock built in Belize, but both have fallen through.
Just wanted to update you all on the latest from Carnival. The line's spokesman tells us that negotiations are still underway but that Carnival Legend will indeed be calling in Belize this week.I wonder why that is?
As for tender/dock info, he says that some ports require cruise ships to use the port's tenders, as is the case with the Belize.