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One thing they did not do is look at the sign where they exited the ship that states what time to be back on board. I have seen it on every ship we have been on.
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WOW... if the only change was a comment in the AM it would be bad.

I would have thought it would have been in the capers or a sheet handed to you getting off.
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Funny how this couple says there were other people left behind.

They don't know that the ship knows exactly who was (or wasn't) left behind.

Guess they don't want to admit that an entire ship knew the ship sailed at 2pm and they did not.
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Why didn't their son wake them and let them know??????? If he heard the announcement, he could have let his parents know or at the least leave a message. They should be mad with him!!!!!!
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I would think there would be a sign at the gangway stating the revised sailing time. Then again, it requires that they "read" the sign.

Ships do broadcast the important ship information into the cabins. I would consider this important ship information.

Regardless; The responsibility is their's for missing the ship.

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Funny how this couple says there were other people left behind.

They don't know that the ship knows exactly who was (or wasn't) left behind.

Guess they don't want to admit that an entire ship knew the ship sailed at 2pm and they did not.
In this case, who made the ship and who did not is irrelevent. The relevant detail is to what length the ship went to, to notify the passengers!!

If this change was made that day, as suggested, EVEYRY passenger going ashore should have been told, as well as provided with a written notice when leaving the ship.

If that wasn't done, the ship is TOTALLY responsible IMHO.

I always agree when discussing passenger responsibilities, but don't let a ship that screws up its own responsibilities, off so easily without knowing facts.
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I would have to agree with Kuki...in my mind, not just a verbal announcement, but, a paper handout should have been given to everyone as they left the ship. This way, the owness is absolutely on the passenger.

And, I have to tell you, getting off the ship, I don't ever remember seeing a departure time sign...I don't always see things right in front of me, but that's jst me...So many distractions, at this juncture, "IF" the time was suddenly changed, a handout would have been the way to go.
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I wonder if this was Nassau or GBI? You would see ships leaving in Nassau but not GBI... if at Our Lucaya.
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Maybe I'm just o-blivious but I honestly do not remember seeing a sign telling me the back on board time at any port last week. Maybe I expended too much energy trying to avoid photographers and start my day in port.
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We have always seen the sign as you approach the gangway. There were many times that the person offering the bottled water is announcing over and over the back to ship time.

If there was a change made it should have been announced in Capers, over the PA, and in handouts.

I, too, would be curious to know if they were the only ones who missed the ship. Were they the only ones to get the media's attention?

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Well, let's just say they were on a small ship like the Carnival Sensation. That ship (according to Carnival's site) has a passenger capacity of 2,052 - at double occupancy and even if 10 people missed the ship, 2, 042 people made it back on board on time . Also, two other factors could have played into this: 1) they miss read the capers and thought the "2" was a "5"; and 2) Nassau is actually an hr behind ship time.

On all three of my cruises, I have ALWAYS noticed the "Be Back on Board" sign. It is usually right before you sign out on the gangway. It is BIG and usually hard to miss. JMHO 8) [/u]
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I have to respectfully disagree with Kuki when he says who missed the ship and who didn't is irrelevant. It very relevant that all the others made it but one couple didn't---why ??
If everyone made the ship but one couple then it would seem that everyone else knew when to be back aboard. Even the son knew-- The cruise line can't tie a string to each person and reel them in before sailing time.
Back in Jan. we were at Nassua on the Glory and everyone made it back except one couple who ran , trying to get the ship to stop as we were leaving the dock. Someone videotaped the incident --everyone made it except the one couple.
And too, in this report, it says they were from Providence , R. I. and they couldn't afford to fly to the Virgin Islands to reunite themselves with the ship but yet apparently flew home--Wouldn't it been as cheap, or maybe cheaper to fly to St. Thomas instead of Providence , R.I. from the Bahamas?
People need to learn to listen to announcements, read the printed info and pay some plain old common sense attention to what's going on around them.
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I love how the news media, once again, slants the truth and puts total blame on the cruise line...poor people STRANDED in the Bahamas, the cruise lines are very clear about their policies.

IF the cruise line changed its departure time that day, it had to be for a very good reason because they are on a strict timetable and I'm sure all venues were utilitzed to inform the passengers, i.e., printed material, signage, verbal announcements, etc. There has always been a sign posted near the gangway with the hour posted when passengers should be back on board. The cruise lines are very diligent about keeping passengers up to date. And, it is incumbent upon the passengers to check and double check these times before they get off the ship. I don't leave my brains at home when I vacation, whether it's on a cruise or land.

On one of my Carnival cruises, another couple we traveled with never did any pre-planning for the cruise, never read the Capers, were oblivious to all announcements, and just winged it every day and depended on others in our group to guide them along. This couple did not enjoy themselves totally because they never knew what was going on and where to go or what time to be there. They came pretty close to missing the last tender boat in Grand Cayman. This was the last time we sailed with them.

Sorry, getting back to the original post...I agree with Ron, take responsibility for your own actions when on a cruise. It is incumbent upon you and you alone to adhere to the rules and regulations of the cruise line once on a ship and be aware of any and all changes in itinerary, timing, etc. I believe the cruise lines do a great job of informing passengers of any changes in the schedule.
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Does the cruise ship notify the police when someone isn't on the ship when they depart? Hopefully, it's only because they missed the boat, but what if they were injured or something happened to them.
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We had an ever changing itinerary because of a hurricane. I know there everything was announced in the Capers and announced at least in the public areas. We did have a change at Cabo that as far as I know was only announced in the show lounge the night before - not in the Capers. But that was a case where we arrived later than scheduled and back on board was extended by an hour.
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Doesn't sound like enough information to determine fault.

I'm usually not in a hurry to get off the ship so usually it's not as busy when I debark at a port, but I always try to mention in passing the time we are supposed to get back to security on the way off. Most of the time I will say, 'we're supposed to be back at 5:30 right?" Picking a time an hour past what is the correct time. Many times they don't catch it.
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If the cruiseline wants me to recognize that I need to be back on board earlier than originally planned, they should do something other than handing out a piece of paper, which looks exactly like every other piece of paper telling me where to shop. etc.

However, anyone that misses a ship due to not seeing the BIG sign that says exactly what time (ship time) to get back on board.....seriously?
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Poor couple. That's one vacation to remember.
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My wife and I have been on 12 carnival cuises and we have never heard a in the room broadcast, she would get up and run open the door so we could hear.
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I have only been on 1/3 of the Carnival cruises that you've been on but on my last Pride cruise they were looking for two people who weren't onboard just before sailing in Mazatlan. They broadcast their names shipwide four or five times. I'll never forget Nancy and Jeff Jam.........

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maybe the cruise line was too busy taking pictures of everyone getting off then they were telling them what time they were planning on leaving? :o
Just saying - they bug the heck out of you for pictures I'd rather know what time I'm supposed to get back on especially if they changed the time. They do guarantee you that, if you are on one of their excursions, they will not leave you if there is a problem. In 2004 on board the Legend we were delayed by a medical emergency at boarding and the cruiseline allowed us more time in St. Thomas because we only had a few hours in Puerto Rico. They offered a sunset cruise that would bring us all back to ship right at the time we would be leaving and I will say they held the ship for the 20 or so of us that took that excursion. I've digressed but good info to know
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If everyone else got the idea that the ship at 2:30 then these people were ignorant. If even their son who was in the same cabin got it. They should have as well. they are just not smart people.

If there son was a minor they should be charged with child endangerment. for being grossly negligent.
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In Cozumel earlier this month we were delayed in leaving because we were missing eight people. I was surprised the ship would wait but it did. I’m thinking they people were on a ship excursion that’s why they waited. We left port an hour late. We had a balcony room on portside and we watched the passengers running for the ship.
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Oh boo hoo hoo. It is their own fault they did NOT get the warning from their child OR pay attention to any annoucements. The annoucement was likely made multiple times and if they chose to ignore it, too bad so sad. Suck it up butterup

I was on a cruise where out time on Grand Cayman was cut short due to weather. We were anchored at the South landing and the word went out at 9:30am (2.5 hours after first guests tendered out) that we were to leave at 1. They last passengers arrived back at 2:30 and we were on our way. They had people going out to various spots to get the passengers back before noon! it took until after 1:30 to get em all back.
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We sailed on the Inspiration this past Nov and one of things we didn't like was the fact that the pages could not be heard in the room with the door closed. If we were in the room and heard something we would have to run to open the door to hear what they were saying.
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I hear ya. Some announcements we could hear in the cabbin and others we needed to open the door. There was a speaker on our balcony but I'm thinking that was only for an emergency. We loved the ship and had a great time.
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My foggy memory tells me that there is usually a HUGE sign as we leave the ship reminding folks the sailing time of the ship.

I will check next week on the Triumph....
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In this case, who made the ship and who did not is irrelevent. The relevant detail is to what length the ship went to, to notify the passengers!!

Of course it is relevant....if everyone else makes the ship except this couple....then obviously EVERYONE ELSE knew the plan....duhh???

It is relevant enough for this couple to use it as an "excuse"...(or at least try) since I did not see any other couple's in the newspaper missing the ship....this "excuse" did not fly.....
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