I have to find this out ASAP and princess is closed for the night and my cruise is tomorow and I hope someone has delt with this before.
Due to business I would miss the first 3 days of my 7 day cruise. I could fly into Grand Cayman on the 22nd and meet the ship and the rest of my party who would be on for the whole cruise. Would princess let me do this? How would I check into the boat? Does anyone know how far the airport on grand cayman is from the cruise terminal? Please reply ASAP if you have experience with this and princess specifically. Thank you VERY much for any help in advance.
PSA applies to passengers. Jones Act ap-plies to frieght. This only means that you could not join the ship in say Key West and the next port which ends the cruise be Miami. The PSA says you cannot start in one US port and end in another unless you visit a designated "distant foreign port". No matter as it does not apply to this situation as GC is not a US port.
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Political. Back in the late 1800's unions wanted to insure that only ships built in the USA and manned by Americans were allowed to ship people and goods within the 48 continous states. They had enough political power to insure Congress passed these rules. Understand that shipping goods and people was a much more important and profitable venue back then then it is now with the highway and rail and air system we now have and they wanted to make sure it was protected.