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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Default Live from Miami and just off Zuiderdam

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.

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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:13 PM
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Thumbs up Ohhh...so glad you are back safely

Dexter ...so glad to read you are back safe and sound!!! Look forward to reading anything you have to report!
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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:14 PM
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Thumbs up Off Of Zuiderdam

Glad you made it back safely and hope you get home soon.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:19 PM
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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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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?
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Well folks here we are stuck in Miami Hilton awaiting a flight to Atlanta ....
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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.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:28 PM
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Nice to hear from someone who is back from the Zuiderdam. I bet it was an interesting voyage.
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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.
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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'.

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Dexters -

Welcome home, almost. I hope you are in good spirits and make it home safely soon.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 09:15 PM
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Your travel insurance should cover your extra expenses. Glad you're back safe and sound.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 09:20 PM
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Welcome Back Dexter - glad to see everyone is home safe and sound. I will be interested in seeing your's and others follow-ups.
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Welcome back and welcome home. Can't wait to read your report.
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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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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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Your travel insurance should cover your extra expenses.
Did they say they had travel insurance? I didn't read that.
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Mr & Mrs Dexter

There are a lot of us here waiting for your report.

Hopefully you have gotten a flight home today.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 12:11 PM
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Default Travel insurance???????

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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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????
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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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