I missed my ship!!
Whenever you have to travel to your cruise ship’s port of embarkation, it’s always a good idea to fly into that area a day or more in advance of your sailing date if time will permit. If you really MUST fly in the day you sail, choose a NON –STOP flight that leaves as early as possible. Most of the time you must be at the pier, and checked in no less than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for your cruise. Anyone arriving too late runs the risk of being denied boarding as the passenger manifest must be provided to Homeland Security prior to sailing. Suppose the worst does happen and your flight is cancelled or delayed and your ship sets sail without you. How can you try and salvage your vacation? I missed my ship - Luggage Factory - Travel Experts Keep in mind that due to federal regulations, namely the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA), you may not necessarily be able to go to the first port and join your cruise. The PVSA states, in short, that no foreign-flagged ship can transport passengers between two US ports without first going to a distant foreign port. The US government can fine the cruise line $300 PER PASSENGER for anyone who violates this rule. On occasion, in times of emergencies and extenuating circumstances, the fee can be waived. If you have purchased travel insurance, call your insurer first as they should be able to assist you in catching up to the ship. Also, call your carrier and inquire as to when the next flight will be departing. Notifying the cruise line is important as well. They can advise you as to where you can catch up with the ship once it leaves the port of embarkation. All lines have a day-of-sailing help desk with agents who can best guide you in your quest to catch up with the ship and complete your cruise
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