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Should cruise lines allow "no fly" passengers on long/distant cruises?

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2 hours ago, Cruising-along said:

I have friends who are 70+ and in better physical shape than some 50-year-olds.  I'm all for physical and mental limitations, but I don't think limiting by age is a good idea. 

Plus it is not the elderly who you read about who get so drunk that they manage to find a way to go overboard!

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On 3/15/2020 at 2:15 PM, Mary229 said:

Why?  The cruise lines are pretty clear that they are a hotel and transportation service.  Perhaps cruisers have been expecting too much. 

If they expect that they would might never have to fly home, than yes they have been expecting too much. If a passenger got ill on a cruise and had to be put off for treatment.  a case where the ship might have mechanical issues. A case where weather might prevent a ship from reaching its planned port.  Port change due to tsunami.  port changes due to illness.  Port change due to civil unrest.   All of these have happened prior to this outbreak.  All of them have required passengers to fly to a destination that they planned to reach by ship.


I can see where there might be an expectation of the cruise line getting people home by another method.  However, that method usually means flying.

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