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Old February 21st, 2016, 01:17 AM
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I only wish we could have joined you because I know all of you will have a wonderful time!

Have a safe voyage with many great memories.

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I only wish we could have joined you because I know all of you will have a wonderful time!

Have a safe voyage with many great memories.

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I wish that I was on it..


A mistake was made, we forgot our passports at home and were not able to cruise.
We are quite sad at this time but we do hope to cruise again in the future.


Let this be a lesson to other cruisers.


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Manuel,
I sure hope your last post was an early April foods joke? You can't have missed this cruise, that you've been waiting for, for so long??
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 07:09 PM
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Donna, I wish that it was an April fool joke but it's just a sad bump in the road of life. At this point we have booked the Freedom of the Seas for March 6th. A couple from the Last Gang group is doing this cruise and she ( Her name is also Donna ) suggested that we meet up with them on this cruise.


We are also working with Royal too see if they will throw us a bone because of our loss.


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PS. I am sad but I am not down. I learned how to handle the little ''stuff'' when I served in Vietnam.
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I wish that I was on it..


A mistake was made, we forgot our passports at home and were not able to cruise.
We are quite sad at this time but we do hope to cruise again in the future.


Let this be a lesson to other cruisers.


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Oh, no! Tell me that didn't happen!! Couldn't someone FedEx the passport's? Couldn't you board at the first stop? If the answer to these is "no" I hope you had very good travel insurance!
My heart is breaking... for you.
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Oh, no! Tell me that didn't happen!! Couldn't someone FedEx the passport's? Couldn't you board at the first stop? If the answer to these is "no" I hope you had very good travel insurance!
My heart is breaking... for you.

We only found out in the morning shortly before it was time to get on the shuttle to the port.
Since the first stop was Labadee, it would not have been easy to fly to get it.
Our travel insurance does not cover this.
We are working with someone at Royal to see if they can throw us a little something. Since we are Diamond members and never had such an incident we have been trying to see if anything comes our way.


We are handling the situation OK. We are still here to cruise again we can't correct past mistakes and this certainly is not the first one that I have made.


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This absolutely sucks! So sorry this happened to you.

But as you said, it's a lesson learned, albeit a rather expensive one.

I always highly suggest that everyone take photos or scan their credit cards, passports, and birth certificates. Then take the jpeg files and save them on their phone, as well as on any computer/tablet they're taking along with them, as well as mailing a copy of them to their private email account. This way you have the information should you ever need it, especially if something were to get stolen while you are on your trip, like your credit card.

No guarantees, but I have heard of the cruise line allowing someone to board the ship after they had a neighbor fax a copy of their birth certificate. Copies are not usually accepted, but in this case it was.

I know how much you were looking forward to this and hopefully RCCL will at least work with you a little bit, especially given that you've got another cruise already booked with them.

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Oh, how awful, Manual. I hope Royal helps you two out with the next cruise. At least you will be sailing with others you know from the board. I bet the others on this cruise miss you terribly!
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How terrible. One thing I have always done is to make a folder for each cruise and after putting in the first confirmations is to put in our passports. Anything to do with the cruise goes in the folder so I have everything on one place. When no cruises are planned the passports stay in one drawer of my desk.
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Nancy, we will use a similar system from now on.


The reality is that we have travelled quite a bit and we should have done a better job.


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Nancy, we will use a similar system from now on.


The reality is that we have travelled quite a bit and we should have done a better job.


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For two such experienced cruisers to forget their passports I can't help but believe it was just not meant for you to be on that sailing for whatever reason.

I'm glad it all worked it with Royal and a new cruise booked.
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I only wish we could have joined you because I know all of you will have a wonderful time!

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Pete.....what an awesome ship!
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Welcome back Aerogirl....
I see you liked Allure of the Seas....would love to hear about it....
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Pete.....what an awesome ship!
Yes, it is! We were on it a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

But it's always better when you can share it with friends.

Hope you all had a wonderful cruise and can't wait to hear all about it.

Now, let's start planning the next one!!

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I will write a little about it in a few days. Lots going on right now but I'll share my experience shortly
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