We could not dock in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica during the above cruise we took.
Does anyone know why (or heard why)?
We were told that something happened to the dock, and our ship was responsible for it. But, we were 2 hours late getting there (scheduled 7:00 a.m. - arrived 9:00 a.m.), the Coast Guard boarded the ship at 5:00 a.m., and we were no where near the dock (what would be wrong with tenders).
Also, they took someone off the ship there who was lying flat and had his/her face covered with an umbrella (I saw this myself with my binoculars from my cabin balcony).
After the decision was made, they IMMEDIATELY made an announcement that all money paid for tours in C/Rica would automatically be refunded AND THEY HAD AN OPEN BAR AT 5:00 P.M. FOR EVERYONE IN ALL THE LOUNGES.
There were lots of rumors but no one knew for sure - the one most interesting is that in the prior port, 3 people had their identity stolen and the theives got on the ship in Cozumel, but this did not seem practical as there was a full day at sea between the 2 ports. Has anyone heard anything about this??? jlk