Originally Posted by crabbie1
As kryos mentioned, if you book your flight through the cruise line, they will hold the ship until you arrive. That happened on our Hawaiian cruise.
We had to wait departure for around 30min. before the couple arrived due to a late flight.
Well, they don't HAVE to hold the ship ... but they are likely to since if they sail, HAL will have to get the folks who missed it to the first port of call at cruiseline expense. So, I guess they weigh their options and if a few people who booked air through them are gonna be really late ... so late as to impact the possibility of the ship making it to the first port on time, then they will release the ship to sail and part with the cash to get the few latecomers to the ship at its first port stop.
Blue skies ...