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?
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Right now the situation seems to be improving. If no more leaks develop, the oil won't reach the Caribbean islands.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
Freedom OTS 3/6/16
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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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.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016
Sail Windjammer: Mandalay 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015