Posted June 7th, 2013, 09:20 PM
Last edited by firefly333; June 7th, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Would please explain why this is a problem? And use little words, it's Friday and I left my brain at work..
There is some law, that is similar to Jones Act, except its called something else. If its a one way trip, you have to visit a port that is a distant foreign port. Because in this case I would embark and disembark in Vancouver, and it doesnt count since I dont have to get off the ship, Vancouver does not count.
Because Carnival is a foreign flagged ship, there are people in Congress who allow the lobbeyiests to say foreign flagged ships have to go to a "DISTANT" foreign port. and in this case of a B2B the port of Vancouver does not count.
Thats the closest I can come to explaining why they wouldnt allow me. Supposedly there is up to a $300 fine which I would agree to pay to Carnival if they would let me do this (my airfare home on sept 3rd is over $200 the day after labor day, just this one of four one way flights)
If anyone knows someone at Carnival who would let me pay the fine, I could still get my TA to change me. He says Carnival told him he cant book it.
If its a round trip cruise .. like out of calif that stops that one stop in Mexico .. just to make it legal .. for some reason they can do it, but not when its a one way cruise. The law sees my B2B as all one cruise.
The other one people ran into this was the Conquest repo from NOLA to San Juan and then it goes back to Miami. You can do either leg .. but you cant do both these legs because then San Juan doesnt count as the law sees it as one cruise and so sees you as staying on the ship in San Juan.
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