On my NCL cruise last year, our last port was to have been Cancun. However, the night before we were due to arrive our captain came over the p.a. and announced that due to the waters around Cancun being too low we would instead be spending an additional day at sea. Later I spoke with several crew members who said it was always a toss up whether the ship made it to Cancun or not.

Now I am the last one to complain about ports getting skipped. I understand a cruiseline cannot control the weather and wants to protect its crew, passengers and the ship. However, if Cancun is such a problem, why include it on the itinerary?

Anyone else headed to Cancun miss out? Is there really a place called Cancun?