[quote="Paul Motter"]The only guarantee you have of that is if you buy cruise insurance from the cruise line.
Paul, your reply was interesting and made me wonder about the "guarantee" of getting to the ship in time if you have cruise insurance.
I wonder how the insurance works on this scenario. I would like to hear from someone who had the insurance and was late getting to the ship. What was done to catch you up? Did you have to pay for your own transportation to catch up and then get reimbursed? Same as lost luggage etc. I know that when I had to use the ship's hospital it was put on my sail and sign and after I got home I was told to first file my claim with my own health insurance and then file everything with the travel insurance for the difference. Luckily the amount was only $85 and it was too much red tape for me to even bother with filing a claim.
Been there - done that:
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days