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I missed the ship last week! Allure, at first port... what to expect...

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if this happens to you!

 

I've stayed away from CC since before the cruise on Allure from the 12th - 19th. I'll give a brief overview at a later time, but I did miss the ship in Nassau and want to share what to expect.

 

First, it's surreal seeing the ship leave w/o you, almost an out of body experience! No words or emotions to describe the feeling.

 

Once the boat leaves, then what? The port literally becomes a ghost town after a FEW minutes of the ship leaving! If it wasn't for Alfred, the port authority for RCCL, I would've broke!

 

I missed the ship because of member of our group not returning to the agreed upon spot at the agreed upon time. Why did I wait? Because my son was with him and his daughter.

 

I'll explain in detail later the full story, what exactly happened after the ship left and what suggestions and advise I can offer. The extra costs involved, two extra nights in a foreign port/country with NO contacts, NO friends. Having to fly back to the USA, then back to the next port. Then the trouble boarding the ship again, it's not as easy as they say it is, 'just fly to the next port if you miss the ship'.

 

Anyhow, more to come. I can answer questions also.

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OMG ! What a nightmare. Literally, I have nightmares of that happening. I will be following this thread , for sure. I do hope all was well with your son?

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Yeah, I read some of your posts from another thread when you were stranded in Nassau and had to stay in a bad hotel overnight. Didn't read anything after that. Glad to hear at least you caught up with your family in Jamaica.

 

Looking forward to hear your story. At least you made it back home safely.

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One of my worst nightmares too and glad you caught up w/family in Jamaica. Sorry this happened to you in Nassau, but valuable lessons we all can learn from your unfortunate experience as you share with us.

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I'm anxious to hear this since everyone keeps saying you can't fly around with just a birth certificate. :D

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You may deal with this later, but how did you know where to find the RCCL agent? I would think that that would be the main thing to start with at any port in which one finds oneself stranded.

 

I can imagine what you wanted to do to the "member of our group" who did not return at the agreed upon time! Some people just can't learn to follow simple instructions...like....the ship will leave without you if you are not aboard on time.

 

I look forward to hearing the rest of your story.

 

Bill

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I don't mean to butt into this post but the name and phone no of the port agent is on the bottom of your Daily Compass , we always take it with us when we go ashore

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I don't mean to butt into this post but the name and phone no of the port agent is on the bottom of your Daily Compass , we always take it with us when we go ashore

 

Good info. Thanks

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I'm so sorry this happened to you. I can't imagine what you and your family were going through. I've been thinking about you since last week, hoping you didn't have any troubles boarding in Jamaica. Thanks for coming back to finish your story.

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Following...I had a dream last night that my DH missed the ship and I was panicking BIG time!

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I don't mean to butt into this post but the name and phone no of the port agent is on the bottom of your Daily Compass , we always take it with us when we go ashore

 

Very important info. Thanks! :)

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Sorry to hear about this!!! Following your story, we wondered what happened to you at the M&M...we were all looking for you!!

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Did you have a passport to be able to fly out of a foreign country to meet the ship? Did you bring it ashore with you, or did the ship give it to the port agent? (I always wondered how that worked)

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I cant imagine being left in Nassau argh. I am interested in reading more about this

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Did you have a passport to be able to fly out of a foreign country to meet the ship? Did you bring it ashore with you, or did the ship give it to the port agent? (I always wondered how that worked)

 

I remember the OP posting last week that he did NOT have a Passport. It had expired if I recall correctly.

 

While Im sure it was a MAJOR headache not having one, its not the end of the world as some make it out to be.

 

I too am very interested in hearing this story! This is one of my worst fears of cruising! I wont hardly even leave sight of the ship unless Im in Cozumel and thats only to go to town for a couple hours!

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oh my! I am always afraid of being left so I make it a point to be back on the ship hours before it is scheduled to leave! glad it worked out for you in the end!

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OMG!!! I can't even imagine how hard this was for you. Now I know why we didn't see you at the M&M.

 

 

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