With the terrible snowstorm that hit the Northeast on Saturday, I was wondering what the cruise lines do about those who were unable to make their flights down to Florida &/or Puerto Rico to meet their ships. Many people had made flight & transfer arrangements through the cruise lines. What did they do??
Thats a good question, I would think many were late and if the cruise line knows this, they sometimes wait. I think this is again a time when its really important to have the travel insureance, you will then be covered for missed or delayed flights.
Seems there has been a lot of bad weather around the country lately, really makes one want to cruise!
If they are just a little delayed, say a max of 3 hrs, then the ship 'may' wait. Other than that, they are SOS and will either have to fly to the next port to catch the ship or take advantage of travel insurance if they were wise enough to buy it. Look at the documents and you will see in the fine print that the cruiseline is not responsible for missed connections for any reason. This is another reason why I think going a day early is very wise at any time, and in the wintertime, maybe even more than one day early.
We have been so spoiled in Pittsburgh the last few years with mild winters....I never considered flying in a day early......not so this year. How I wish I had planned to arrive on Saturday instead of Sunday. So please everyone keep your fingers crossed for me this Sunday. I don't particularly like to fly even in the best of conditions....so bad weather would really make me nervous.
I'll cross my fingers for you....will you do the same for me on the 20th flying out of Toronto? We did the same. Never worried about it on the other 3 Caribbean cruises I went on. And didn't think too much about it when we booked on a mild October day. Good Luck! Keep us posted.
I too will remain an optomist and say you will have an easy flight and a wonderful cruise. I live in Miami but just spent the last 3 weeks with my daughter in Washington, DC and what a NASTY winter the northeast is having. Even though it's cold here (for Miami anyway), it feels soooo good to be home in the humidity again.
Now that the northeast is facing more bad weather, has anyone ever missed their cruise and had to be flown to the next port (we do have insurance). If that happens to us we miss 2 days of a seven day cruise and I wonder what compensation occurs. We are cruising with RCI