Hello and welcome to cruise chat. Sorry if we didn't weep with you for your story. I like to test the waters a bit to see if this kind of post is what we call here, "a drive-by poster", (someone who spews and flies off never to post again,) but if you reply then we know we can have some dialogue.
Have you cruised before on any other lines or was this your first? I am sorry it was a downer, sounds like a bad case of "what else can go wrong?"
By the way, I appreciate your witty response "..a barge with a credit card.."