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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Question Cruise Lines vs. BP

I fervently hope that it never comes to this but what if.....the oil reaches the beaches of the Caribbean on islands that are crucial to the cruise industry. Would the cruise lines be in a position to go after BP for compensation if they are forced to cancel cruises? And along the same line, if booked cruise passengers opted to cancel, would their travel insurance compensate THEM?
This is a worse case scenario I know but then who thought the current situation would get so bad?
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Old August 15th, 2010, 02:08 AM
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Let's hope it don't happen!
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Old August 15th, 2010, 02:29 AM
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Right now the situation seems to be improving. If no more leaks develop, the oil won't reach the Caribbean islands.

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Even the cruise contract states they do not guarantee the ship stopping for whatever reasons which implies other reasons might exist to sue but they do not as nothing is guaranteed in port faculties, weather, local transport, local shops and the list grows.

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Old August 16th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Some cruise insurance policies include a "cancel for any reason" clause - for extra $$$. These policies would pay if you cancel due to oil. Most policies would not.

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