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Old February 12th, 2004, 04:26 PM
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Default People who don't show up for immigration

Everyone oversleeps. I understand that but to be called more than once is simply rude. Nobody can get off the ship until everyone clears immigration. What's the big deal about going?
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:43 PM
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Default People who don't show up for immigration

After 15 plus cruises over the past 25 years, I have a new theory.
EVERY cruise I have ever been on, the P.A. system is used to announce
a foreign name (or two), over and over, until it is time to get off the ship.
My theory is: They use this tactic as an excuse for not letting people off the ship.
Sure, they have good reason for not letting us off the ship, luggage, port authority,
or something is just not quite ready. In order to keep people off their backs until
they ARE ready to begin de-boarding, they blame some non-existant foreigner
and the U.S. Customs officials. Just my humble opinion.

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Old February 13th, 2004, 07:15 PM
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When I travel, I always abide by the laws of the country I am traveling to. If that means I have to get up at a certain time to retrieve my passport or go through immigration, I may not like it, but I do it because I AM IN THEIR COUNTRY!!! We abide by the rules of the country we are traveling to or arriving in.

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Old February 13th, 2004, 08:42 PM
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Why do you have to hand over your passport? Isn't it as important as your birth certificate or social security number? (I don't have a passport so don't know what is all involved.)

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Old February 14th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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I'v never had my passport taken. But I,too, get miffed at people who don't show up for immigration. I think the cruiseline should fine them by charging thne per-day cabin charge plus a stiff penalty fee. Make people think.

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Old February 15th, 2004, 05:34 PM
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What's worse is to be a resident alien. I've lived in the U.S. twenty years but since I never changed my citizenship from Canada, (thanks for the warm thoughts Mike), I do the 6am roll call too and it is the worst feeling to have to do that on the last day. If ever there was a reason to change citizenship, that'd be it!
Why not push the whole process by at least one hour? The next cruise can leave at 5 instead of 4? While you're at it, quit with the 7am island arrivals, arrive at 9 would ya!!
Burning the candle at both ends makes for one exhausting trip. I need to get back home to rest...
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Old February 16th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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I don't understand why they can't give you your passport the night before? I mean it's not like you're going anywhere that night.

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