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lizygirl3 October 30th, 2003 04:42 PM

SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
FROM THE CARNIVAL WESITE


The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Ministerial Meeting and Business Forum will be held in downtown Miami in November.

This important meeting is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors to a very concentrated area in downtown directly adjacent to the Port of Miami. We have carefully assessed this situation and have determined that the massive congestion that will be created by this meeting would result in a serious disruption to our operation from the Port of Miami during this time.

As a result, we will change the embarkation and/or debarkation port from Miami to Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) for the following cruise departures:

Paradise
Saildate: 11/2/03
Embark: Miami
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/9/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/16/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Miami

Carnival Triumph
Saildate: 11/8/03
Embark: Miami
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/15/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/22/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Miami

Carnival Victory
Saildate: 11/9/03
Embark: Miami
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/16/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Miami

Fascination
Saildate: 11/10/03
Embark: Miami
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/14/03 and 11/17/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/21/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Miami

Imagination
Saildate: 11/10/03
Embark: Miami
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/15/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Port Everglades

Saildate: 11/20/03
Embark: Port Everglades
Debark: Miami


Carnival will handle the logistics for this change as follows:

Guests with air and/or transfers purchased from Carnival: Carnival will adjust the transfers to correspond with the changes to the embarkation or debarkation port.

Guests with air purchased independently: Guests can purchase motorcoach transfers from Carnival. If guests elect to obtain an independent transfer (taxi, etc.), Carnival will not be responsible for this cost.

Guests driving to the pier: Guests should park at the appropriate port of embarkation. In the event the ship returns to a different port of debarkation, Carnival will provide a complimentary motorcoach transfer back to the port of embarkation. Carnival will adjust the transfers to correspond with the changes to the embarkation or debarkation port.

We sincerely apologize for these itinerary changes. However, they will enable us to offer the best possible cruise experience for all of our guests.

Cher October 30th, 2003 05:13 PM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
What an inconvenience for those that already have air and hotels-yikes!


Tweety October 30th, 2003 05:20 PM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
Is it only Carnival? And yes you are right Cher, we are flying into Ft Lauderdale and driving to Miami to hotel. Will not be happy if I have to drive back to Ft Lauderdale for embarkation.


Kuki October 30th, 2003 06:45 PM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
Well, that's the pits for those affected. Sure it will also make things pretty crazy at the Lauderdale pier.


Luanne October 30th, 2003 09:28 PM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
I see if you do your own air, you have to pay for the transfer, but if you drive they get you back with a complimentary shuttle. Shouldn't they provide a complimentary shuttle for all since it was they who changed the port? That doesn't seem fair. We are not cruising but had this happened to us, we would have bought a transfer for nothing. When we booked our cruise last May, we purchased transfers right away since we flew into Ft. Lauderdale and were cruising out of Miami. This situation would have been for our benefit, but we would have paid money for transfers we didn't need. Maybe someone out there did that for a cruise that leaves in November and will the cruiseline reimburse them?

Luanne


Tweety October 31st, 2003 09:22 AM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
Just checked on the NCL SUN, Thanksgiving Cruisemates Cruise. We are not scheduled to change ports. Still leaving on 11/23 from Miami. All is well with my world.

only 20 days till we leave


gann October 31st, 2003 05:49 PM

Re: SHIPS IN NOVEMBER ARE NOT LEAVING FROM MIAMI!!!!!!!
 
I noticed that they made no provision to help with the Hotels that have already been made and many have been paid for if they use Priceline etc. I would think they would need to come up with a plan to help solving the Hotel problems.
Don


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