Since we go to Key West first. and then head to Grand Cayman. what happens if due to rough seas, we cannot get into port. GC is the most unpredictible port, and I heard this week, another Celeb ship did not get in. We have missed it a couple of times too.
Since we visit the American port first, and if we miss GC, I wonder where they will send us, to comply with the Jones Act. To Nassau, our original port, way back when? Freeport? I know I would not mind Nassau, I missed it last year, due to an oncoming hurricane headed for Florida.
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The Jones Act or actually The Passenger Services Act is an old and IMO a worthless piece of U.S. law that states that all foreign flagged vessels that sail from a U.S. port must make one stop in a foreign port before disembarking passengers. If they don't they will be fined something like $250 per passenger.
You don't get fined, the cruise line gets fined.
For me, I don't care where they end up. They may just anchor outside of GC and call it a stop. Who knows but with this being a regular itinerary they probably have it covered.
The Jones Act covers cargo. Then again, with all we may be eating, we probably will be cargo.
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Guess I'd like another day at sea, but I would be disappointed to miss GC. I scheduled the Jolly Roger tour there. Somebody on this site said they really enjoyed that on a thread that asked about favorite shore excursions.