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#1
448 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
Well folks here we are stuck in Miami Hilton awaiting a flight to Atlanta .... just off our 9 day cruise (2 days were spent circling Cuba). 4 sea days in a row was a bit much but we're safe so far and will give a full report as soon as return. For now everything is HUNKY DORY.

Mr. & Mrs. Dexter
#2
Jacksonville, FL USA
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Joined Jan 2003
Dexter ...so glad to read you are back safe and sound!!! Look forward to reading anything you have to report!
#4
Miami FL
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Joined Jun 2001
We've been seeing shots on TV of the ships returning to port. We counted 12 at the Port of Miami. An unusual sight.
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#5
California
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Joined Sep 2000
Glad you made it back safely. How soon will you be able to fly out of Florida or are you driving back home? Could you tell if there were many people able to make the next cruise?
#6
SW Florida
6,147 Posts
Joined May 2002
Originally posted by dexter
Well folks here we are stuck in Miami Hilton awaiting a flight to Atlanta ....
Mr. & Mrs. Dexter
The wind and rain from the hurricane are just arriving in Atlanta ahead of you as we speak. Fasten your seat belts; it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
#8
5,517 Posts
Joined May 2004
The RCI and Carnival ships that normally arrive back at Port Canaveral are also arriving in Miami. Port Canaveral won't re-open until Sept. 8.

No kidding, Peaches! We've had wind and rain all day here in Auburn, and it's supposed to get worse overnight and all day tomorrow.
#9
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Joined Aug 2000
Glad to hear you are safely disembarked and on your way home....hopefully.

Hope that as soon as you are settled and have the time, that you will post some comments about your 'adventure'.

Welcome Back.
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#10
DFW Texas
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Joined Jul 2001
Dexters -

Welcome home, almost. I hope you are in good spirits and make it home safely soon.
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#14
obetz oh usa
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Joined May 2000
Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures at sea. Its a pity we can`t go into Cuba, I hear they have some nice beaches.....jean
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O.C, California
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Joined Jun 2004
Welcome to Land Mr. & Mrs. Dexter!
Hope yoy have a safe trip home, cant wait to hear about your extra days! Thanks for the Hunky Dory comment, brought back memories for us!
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#16
DFW Texas
1,330 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Originally posted by hdawson
Your travel insurance should cover your extra expenses.
Did they say they had travel insurance? I didn't read that.
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#18
613 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
Just curious - would travel insurance cover you for post cruise stays because I thought you would only be covered fior the actual days of your cruise. This is something I would love to know about! Also, usually people I know do not cover their air costs - cruise cost only. I know that in this case, airlines are I HOPE honoring past ticket holders, but had it not been a hurrican - would they or would there have been penalties?
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Joined Jul 2001
luv2cruise

Good question.

I never thought about what happens if you have to stay on the ship longer than expected and then can't fly home on the day the ship actually docks.

Would the travel insurance pay for hotels and food and any other fees since you do indicate how long you are to be gone on the form and now you are past that deadline????
#20
613 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
This is the insurance we always use, so I just called and asked. Seems IF they have to stay overnight or any time I guess say in a hotel awaiting a flight, they WOULD BE COVERED under TRAVEL DELAY at $150 per person per day. IF the cruiseline does NOT reimburse them for a flight penalty, they would also pay on that with proper documentation/proof of itinerary.

I was just curious so I called to find out. Seems you can call a certain number and get info from claims dept and/or download a claims form to be submitted from online.

Good to know I thought. I assume other travel insurance companies would be similar and hopefully they DID have travel insurance!

This is a case where it would definitely pay to have it!
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