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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Default Honey, we missed the ship! %&@*#!!*%

Reading John's blog just now, once again, passengers have missed the ship..this time, 2 Canadians, and 2 Israelis...Last week on our CM cruise they had the same situation, and readers of his blog know this happens quite often...

We know when we see pier runners as, he calls them, that there maybe a chance they can get onboard. Most of us have seem the breathless people, waving and shouting, but we never really know if any have indeed actually missed the ship..John tells us,and boy oh boy, I would need depends and some pepto.

What have been your experiences? I can just imagine the charges one incurs, especially, to now meet your ship, especially if the next day is a sea day!
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Trip...

Just a correction... last week I don't believe anyone missed the ship in any ports of call.

Several times they were looking for folks, last minute, but I believe each port they did say everyone was onboard.

Don't know when the blog you were referring to was posted, but the ship just sailed again from Barcelona yesterda, so the people he was referring to must have arrived too late for sailing... which would have been a bummer for them.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Kuki, I posted on Mikes wall, when I read two Brits had missed the ship..Maybe something changed?

From today...missing the embarkation? oh my!
John Heald

about an hour ago

Missing 4 guests, 2 from Israel and 2 from Canada. Looks like we are going.




Yep, first port, we have sailed - missing 4. Lets hope they are OK. I will let you know.
Off to the Afternoon Show with Calvyn and will be back with news and fun and Q and A after. Cheers
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Ya, jet lag.

Forgot that today is already tomorrow over there

They'd have been to first stop in Marseille.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Update... oy and yay!
Our friends that missed the ship are fine. They were let down by the driver they had hired to take them to Provence who was late picking them up and they were at the pier just 20 minutes after we sailed. We are now organising flights from Marseilles to Pisa via Rome and they will join us tomorrow.
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This is why, when there is any question of time we take the Carnival tours. If there is plenty of time we'll often book our own (a few months ago in Curacoa we went on a private tour we had booked online because it brought us back to the ship at 1:00 and the ship sailed at 5:00). But otherwise the ship will wait for a Carnival tour to return--this happened to us in Barbados when our tour bus got a flat (naturally no spare!). We got back 45 minutes late, but the ship waited. In Panama there was a HUGE traffic jam, we watched from the balcony as Carnival tour buses arrived about one hour after the ship was scheduled to leave. However, I saw this video, (which someone said was a put on---but I don't agree) showing a "late" couple.
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I have taken a ship tour in at least 90% of my ports. Seems like they are late more often than on time. I always feel like we've held up 2k passengers bc the tour guide can't tell time.
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I take morning tours to try and eleviate this issue.I'm up early, so why not
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Go to "youtube"
Type in missed the cruise ship...you will see a few videos capturing people running for the ship as it pulls out of port...You will even see in one instance a ship actually pull back into port to pick up the passenger...

There is always someone late missing either the:
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There have been a couple of times when we have seen the pier runners....

(we just happen to have a balcony over the gangway)

I am very attentive to time when we are in port. We do our activities in the morning and are always back onboard in plenty of time.

I would never go far off on anything but a ship tour....and definately would never leave the island (like folks do in Cozumel do go to Tulum) unless it was a ship tour.
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Cozumel is always entertaining watching the Carlos and Charlie, Senior Frog drunks running.
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C&C used to run soused passengers back to the ship in wheel chairs years ago!!
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I've never known anyone who missed the ship, but we have almost missed the ship twice. The 1st time we were in St. Kitts on a Carnival excursion and our driver simply stayed to long driving around the island showing us special things. I think we got back to the ship about 5 minutes before the ship was to set sail.

That was back in 2001 when we were on the Holiday and before S&S cards, so I don't remember how they accounted for who was on the ship and who wasn't.

The last time was in 2007 on the Freedom in Naples. We had a private tour along the Amalfi coast and Pompeii and the traffic is so bad in Italy that I was sure we were either going to miss the ship or be in a bad wreck on the way back. They drive so crazy I had to stare at the floor the whole time there were so many close calls. We got back with only about 15 minutes to spare. My sister was sick that day and had stayed on the ship and knew I wasn't back yet. She was worried sick about whether to get off with our passports, but just as she was about to go to the cabin, she saw me coming out of the terminal headed for the gangway.

These days we don't do to many excursions other than maybe a little shopping or relaxing close to the pier in the morning. We prefer the quiet and calm of the ship.
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Two of our dear friends got a wonderfully cheap cruise fare to the Caribbean...then in one of the ports, after a great excursions, arrived in at the dock just in time to see the ship leaving. This Captain did not turn around to pick them up. Anyway, any money they saved on the cruise fare, was more than spent flying to the next port. Whew...that kind of excitement is just not for us!
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The video of this couple running was not a " put on "-I was on the the ship
and saw the whole thing. It was the Carnival Glory, which at that time, (approx a couple years ago ) was home ported at Port Canaveral. This video was shot at Nassau, Bahamas on the last day of the cruise.
The ship was already untied, the dock workers had loaded up and left and this couple came running--the man was way ahead of the lady , whom we shall say was a little overweight and couldn't keep up with him. Although they were at the dock, the ship was already moving away from the dock and in order to re-dock and allow 2 people to get aboard when the other 2,999 made it, would have been expensive as the dock workers would have to have been called back, the ship re-docked and etc., which probably would have run into a lot of money.
Fortunately, this was the last evening of the cruise and I imagine they could have gotten a flight to Port Canaveral fairly reasonably and been able to claim their baggage etc.
Lesson learned by two , for sure.
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