I’m thinking of taking the Dawn Princess repositioning cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco this September 24. We were going to spend two days in Seattle then drive the 3 hours to Vancouver. I noticed that the ship is in Seattle on Saturday the 23 with a one night cruise to Vancouver. They are two separate itineraries. After a rental car to Vancouver, a hotel stay and food it’s just a cheap to take the one extra night onboard. If we do this would we have to go through the full process of leaving the ship and reentering or do you think arrangements could be made for our things to be left onboard? I know we might have to change cabins.
I do believe you can leave your belongings onboard fro one cruise to the next.
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Next question. I was reading here about that old law that forces distant ports on curise companies. Would doing these two completly seperate itineraries violate that law? And if so who gets in trouble, me or the cruise line?
On back to backs, you do not have to take your luggage off the ship.
However, I think you are going to be in violation of the Jones Act or the Passenger Services Act.
In 2004, I took the Sapphire Princess from Seattle to Vancouver, which was a 1 night cruise. Then boarded the Diamond Princess in Vancouver for the repo to Los Angeles.
However, when I booked it and asked about staying on the Sapphire instead, was told that it could not be done because of these ridiculous laws.
Looks like I'll be sampling NCL for the one day to Vancouver then. It leaves at exactly the same time from Seattle. Then I'll change to the Dawn for the trip to San Francisco. I'd rather it all be on the Dawn. Oh well.
This does seem to be a major grey area. Who enforces these laws? Is it up to the cruise lines?