I know - its a shame when the first 15 minutes ruins your entire cruise.
But I have seen it happen. I once cruised with a couple on a mega-expensive Silverseas cruise who did nothing but nitpick the ship the whole time solely because their first day request to be allowed on the ship early was not carried out.
(you know how that goes - NO ONE is ever let on a ship early)
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.