Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
IrishLassie

Ship Not Getting Back in to Tampa

Recommended Posts

DH works part-time for the cruise lines at the Port of Tampa. Yesterday, the Rhapsody of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral instead of Tampa because of a technical issue. 40+ buses were hired to take the new Rhapsody passengers and their luggage to Port Canaveral and bring back the passengers getting off and their luggage back to Tampa. Some staff had to go too to help with check in. Also, the Carnival Paradise was two hours late docking in Tampa due to some construction at the Sunshine Bridge. An interesting day to be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For that very reason, that is why we never fly back the day of debarkation.  You never know what could delay your ship coming back in and then have to scramble to change your flights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/23/2018 at 7:26 AM, Djptcp said:

DH works part-time for the cruise lines at the Port of Tampa. Yesterday, the Rhapsody of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral instead of Tampa because of a technical issue. 40+ buses were hired to take the new Rhapsody passengers and their luggage to Port Canaveral and bring back the passengers getting off and their luggage back to Tampa. Some staff had to go too to help with check in. Also, the Carnival Paradise was two hours late docking in Tampa due to some construction at the Sunshine Bridge. An interesting day to be sure.

Was your husband lucky enough to share the microphone with Captain Carnival as well? It's an honor that Heald will forever have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, xDisconnections said:

Was your husband lucky enough to share the microphone with Captain Carnival as well? It's an honor that Heald will forever have.

LOL!!!  Actually the reverse is true and John is always a blast here!

5746A69C-1E95-4E7E-BBD1-17B0500267B6.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Captain Carnival said:

LOL!!!  Actually the reverse is true and John is always a blast here!

5746A69C-1E95-4E7E-BBD1-17B0500267B6.jpeg

I knew you would stop by to share a picture of you and Heald together🙂

Edited by xDisconnections

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not surprised -- the Sunshine Skyway bridge was closed for most of the that day and the waves in the bay were crazy high. 

We were delayed boarding for a cruise several years ago in Tampa due to fog -- incoming ship couldn't get in, so we couldn't get on!  We didn't board until after 8pm, and the ship didn't set sail until after 10.  That was a loooong day in the terminal. :classic_sad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...