Youy have to understand, and as a typical thumper for RCL just as is Blue, you don't. Not everyone can get into town the day before. What is hard to understand about that.
Insurance - absolutely agree - get insurance.
No matter how hard the two of you defend RCL on this one, it just can't be done. They didn't even make the effort to contact those that weren't there.
Worry about those who were onboard is just plane selfish. They were onboard - they weren't going to get left behind and they were going to be taken care of. sheeesh -
Arriving at 5:30 is still double the required time to book in for an 8:30 sailing.
The typical expression I'm hearing on here is "I" would "I" do. Well good for you, not everyone esle can.
And it will continue to say RCL gave NOTHING - a FCC amounts to NOTHING - it's just another way of getting the same people who were given the shaft onto one of their ships to spend their hard earned money.
No matter which way you look at it RCL did a crap job with this one.
And, until it actually happens to you, the Loyalists of RCL will never understand.