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Carnival Magic late arrival. Cancelling St Thomas. Very upset


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While I understand people being disappointed in a missed port, I honestly don’t get the anger coming through on these posts.

 

There was a medical emergency...have some compassion for the person and their family. Mechanical issues happens on all lines...it can be a pain in the rear but it happens!!

 

If you sail long enough you are going to run into hiccups along the way. If you can’t handle the disappointment maybe you should rethink this type of vacation.

 

We once had an entire cruise cancelled after a day and a half of waiting in Tampa because they couldn’t bring the ship in due to fog!! What did we do?? We drove back home, filed trip insurance and rebooked the same cruise for two months later.

 

Sure we were disappointed but we accepted it as “things happen”.....

Perfect post.

 

Ranting and raving and throwing temper tantrums is unhelpful and misguided. Ports are missed. Period point blank. Understandable to be disappointed, but insulting the other ports and not appreciating how Carnival did accommodate with OBC, a formal apology, and another port is being totally ungrateful. They didn't have to offer anything.

 

Put things in perspective. No port on a cruise is guaranteed and it's a major pain for the ship when it has to alter itineraries.

 

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I was on the ship - it was a medical emergency--I saw the ambulance/doctor arrive and then return with patient leave several hours later. The mechanical issue with ship speed happened in in the middle of the night, and we were not told until 8am. All the staff were excellent. Many went without breaks to clean up and gear up for new passengers. The stress on the employees was huge!!! I hope you have a great cruise.....be extra nice to the staff! They deserve a few smiles!

 

I’ve never read this phrase before. What is patient leave?

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I just wish the OP would have sympathy for those of us who are going to be on the magic next week. Think about our anxiety. What ports will we hit? What if they cancel the cruise altogether? What if the staff goes on strike because of people repeatedly going to guest services? What if they close off the secret passage to my cabin?

 

 

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Actually didn’t need to as we were able to go to our rooms directly upon boarding the ship. My guess is that people had to vacate their rooms this morning and the staff had their normal time to clean the rooms. No complaints

 

BTW can’t believe the replies so far. No sympathy at all. This is a forum to exchange thoughts and opinions. All everyone seems to want to hear is the good stuff. But I’m giving facts of what went on yesterday as well as how I feel on how it’s going. If only good stuff is what you want, please don’t look at Cruise Critic . I’ve gotten a lot of good advice from people that post their experiences (even bad).

 

 

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I’m definitely sympathetic. Looking forward to something all year paying a lot of money and time off of work for it to change that sucks. For me it would especially bother me because it’s a maintenance issue so that’s 100% Carnival’s things break I get it. The airliners I fly, they break but when they do it’s the company’s fault. That’s on us.

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