Quote :" But here is the problem. If a cruiser misses the ship in the first port they are not allowed to fly to catch the ship in Hawaii or Alaska because they would be missing the foreign port. Essentially, if you are 24 hours late you can be denied an entire 14-day cruise because you are not allowed to board under the Jones Act.
The foreign port is usually the last port before returning to the original port.
Alaska cruises stop in Victoria before arriving in Seattle. Hawaii cruises stop in Mexico on the last day.
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For a start the Jones act has nothing to do with flights,,read it. The fact that its 'maybe' one hundred years old does not make it right as a rule, ask my ex slave and he will tell you.
Because of this outdated and anal law if a person wishes to join a ship outside of its home port or country then they have to pay a massive fine. That is wrong, you have already paid for you cruise, fine you missed the sailing home port and all. But you should be able to pick it up again at whatever port suits you and not the line or law. Having lost x days of your cruise is a pain enough without the additional penalty of paying a fine for something you have already paid for. A mental and so outdated rule in todays global travelling society. Not something I suspect was considered when it was drawn up, Jones had no idea of cruiseships, airlines and the fact people would vacation outside of their own country and travel was seen as normal
Last edited by DayvidB; January 23rd, 2011 at 04:28 PM.