I'm a little confused because I keep reading people referring to a contract between the passenger and the cruiseline whenever certain subjects come up (rules, missed ports, cancelled cruises, etc.). In 12 cruises, I have never been asked to sign a contract for a cruise. I call up the TA (I have used several over the years), book the cruise, pay my money and that's it. I know they may have a "contract" printed on their website and in their brochures, but I have never been asked to sign it or even acknowledge receipt so it can hardly be considered binding. What is this contract that everybody refers to?