I am with Kuki and ali's mom 100% on this one. It never ceases to amaze me how selfish and "I'm the center of the universe" some people are in their thinking!! This woman's health was vastly more important than missing a port.
I just saw the "gentleman" who was booted off the ship along with his three sons interviewed on CNN. He clearly has no regard for anyone but himself.
Here is something that newbies to cruising need to understand: Ports are sometimes missed due to a variety of legitimate reasons -- medical, mechanical and weather. When there is a legitimate reason, the cruise line owes you nothing. As Kuki suggests, read your contract.
We once missed Fiji, an exotic port, which everyone eagerly anticipated, due to a typhoon. There was a woman from NY aboard who complained vociferously and constantly until about a dozen passengers told her to use her head for something other than a hatrack and shut up. We were in for some very heavy seas the way it was. Our lives would all have been in danger had the captain not skirted the storm, which devastated parts of Fiji. Yet This woman could not see beyond the end of her nose.
Thus I suppose it will always be. Thank heavens most folks have compassion and good common sense!
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
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