Originally Posted by qwert
I had to pay $300.
Paradise from LA to Catalina, Ensenada, and back. Missed the first day and boarded in Catalina. Carnival charged me $300 for that Jones act violation. Could have avoided the charge by boarding in Ensenada, but would have missed 2 days of a 4 day trip.
Thanks for reply. Evidently it is that simple. A fine of $300 for a violation. I had some who have done it confirm with me by PM. If the trip itinerary works and it's worth it to them they do it. (i.e. you live in Southern California and if your airfare is $300 to Seattle or Vancouver you might as well take the cruise and fine)
BTW--my friends ended up canceling the first leg of the B2B.