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Old May 22nd, 2014, 05:26 PM
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I see that a small debt had to be paid before the authorities in Alesund, Norway would let IOTS sail yesterday.
The bill of $1 million from October 2013 was paid within an hour and the ship allowed to sail. Hope the Captain get's loyatly points or a cash-back bonus on his credit card

Google Translate has a fair go at translating the story into English Tok arrest i cruiseskip- Kystverket

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Glad to hear the credit issue is cleared up and they are back on schedule, ugh....
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They had 7 months to pay, serves them right lol. Hope it came with a hefty late fee.
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Where do you see a translation?
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Here is the English version -


www.newsinenglish.no ? Norway's news in English
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Obviously an accounting glitch. RCI probably buys $100,000 worth of hot dog buns every week.

Here is the English version: Cruise ship seized over unpaid fees
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I wouldn't call it a glitch. I would call it a game big businesses play. Don't pay bills until the last possible second way past deadlines but take any discount that is offered for early payment.


This should be an embarrassment for RCI and all cruiselines..
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I wouldn't call it a glitch. I would call it a game big businesses play. Don't pay bills until the last possible second way past deadlines but take any discount that is offered for early payment.


This should be an embarrassment for RCI and all cruiselines..
I agree it does not seem to be the best sort of advertising for any cruise line.

Thank goodness it was just an accounting "game" and not some cruise line with serious financial problems who could not come up with the $1 million fee. Can you imagine all those passengers having to get home on their own if it was not sorted out?
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RCI owed $101,000, not a million dollars. This is why I say it was an oversight and not some devious conspiracy in the accounting department. In other words, this was much ado about not-so-much. It's just that the RCI ship was the first one to show up this season, so it got the full Barney Fife treatment.
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Dave - you are right and you are wrong. Most companies issue cheques for the date owed but don't mail them. They are held until the last possible moment, in this case past the last possible moment, then they are mailed.


When the receiving company deposits the cheque/payment, they are saying they accept it as written, meaning it was paid on time. It is a common practice. RCCL just carried it too far and has now been embarrassed by it.


You will find that companies that do this practice only pay by cheque and do not use modern technology such as bank transfers.
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