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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by johnthed0g View Post
Right or wrong my FEELINGS are that if you have arrived to board a ship & that ship has left it sure ain't your fault & surely someone should step up to get you on the ship. If cruise lines choose to operate in the Caribbean during hurricane season they should be prepared to act accordingly.
John... but that's why insurance is available; to cover the unexpected events that may occur.

I'm not sure why the cruise line would be expected to "insure" everyone against the incident. especially when they were ordered out of port.

Carnival did take it upon themselves because they felt bad, and likely thought of it as good PR. That move most likely cost them somewhere between $300,00 - $400,000 for the approx. 385 (think that's the number) of passengers affected- in cruise fares and charges for flights, plus the loss in onboard revenues. That's a pretty significant "goodwill gesture".
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