Do people really miss the boat in ports?
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I have seen it happen a couple of times...folks racing up in a taxi or van...running to the pier to watch us sailaway.
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The running of the drunks is well known in ports like Nassau ... Just look on YouTubeAnd Cozumel.
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So I've been reading stories of people really missing the boat in ports... does this really happen or is it being over stated. WOW that would really be bad news but somewhat entertaining to watch the people run for the ship.Oh yes it does happen. The first cruise I went on a cruise we left a couple in Juneau. The captain called their names for about a half hour and then we left. When we arrived in Victoria, there were Mr. and Mrs. TOO LATE waiting for us at the dock. The captain congratulated them for making it to the ship on time (over the loud speaker) and we all clapped and greeted them. Not so fun for them I am sure but it really made an impression on my traveling companions and me too.
Captain sent the tender back to the pier to pick them up- I was surprised they did that!
The last time I saw this happen was in Cozumel. The late arriving couple barely made it (the ship was moving within 3 minutes after they boarded). I always check with the crew before I leave and make sure my watch is on ship's time. The cost, time and complications involved in making your way to the next port of call are enough to put the fear in ya. That and all of the late arrival videos you can find on Youtube
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"my husband and kids are on that boat ..." as the tears began . . .
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She was just a little thankful
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BTW, we have not taken a ship tour in the last 15 or so cruises we have been on. Have never missed the ship yet. Really do not believe they are related. Most reputable companies are well aware of how important it is to get you back to the ship on time. In St. Petersburg they went as far as having an additional vehicle with us as needed.
So I've been reading stories of people really missing the boat in ports... does this really happen or is it being over stated. WOW that would really be bad news but somewhat entertaining to watch the people run for the ship.Have personally witnessed this happen twice myself.......it was not a pretty sight!
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We have also had many enjoyable times watching those that have arrived as we have left port. It's real simple. There are a couple of thousand people onboard. WE AIN'T GONNA WAIT FOR YOU!!!
You really think people missing a ship is an "enjoyable experience" to watch?
You two are a real class act...
So I've been reading stories of people really missing the boat in ports... does this really happen or is it being over stated. WOW that would really be bad news but somewhat entertaining to watch the people run for the ship.YES! My brother and family have missed a port TWICE! It wasn't on the same cruise though.
Are they fined the $300 since they will consider this as "jumping ship" at their last port of call?