Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2008, 03:11 PM
LisaP's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 5,589
Neil, I was referring to being denied boarding due to the new boarding windows. Under these new guidelines, it would appear that holding the ship might no longer be an option (hence, the ambiguity).

Happy sailing,
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2008, 03:17 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Lisa, I don't know this for sure but would imagine that holding the ship would mean rescheduling the departure time on the spot so they could widen the window to allow folks to board. That would require compliance by the Customs official at the pier who would have to stay to put his stamp on the finalized manifest when they did arrive. I just don't know and I'm sure the ambiguity is because the cruiselines don't know either. It is probably handled on a case by case basis until they get the bugs worked out of a new system. I'll let you know if I have an experience come up where a ship has been held and what happens.

Cheers, Neil
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 24
I have been reading these posts and I'm really nervous, so I called RCCI about the time issues. You have to be on board 90 minutes before sailing. Not in line to check in. My sister is sailing with me, but we are flying into Orlando separately, she arrives at 12:50, me at 10:55. I am told they will continue to transfer us ( we booked transfer thru RCCI )and guarantee on time at pier if she arrives by 1pm. What do you think? Is it safe to keep current travel plans? She is flying direct flight out of Houston, I have a connecting flight in Atlanta. Thanks for the replies
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2008, 07:11 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,115
You are a little safer having booked your transfer through the cruiseline. It only takes about 40 minutes to get from the airport to the port, so you should be fine. Your sisters flight is a bit concerning, but is still doable provided there are no flight delays.

It this sort of worry and stress that has made me decide to always come in the day before a cruise unless it can't possibly be avoided. Yes, there is extra expense of the hotel, but its worth not having the stress before a vacation.
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
28 cruises

NCL Dream October 2006,
RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, RCCL Liberty OTS 2016
Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2008, 07:32 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 24
Hi Jim, thanks for the info and response. i think I will wait for documents, and hope for the best
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 6
As a cruise ship employee i know these rules. This is a government rule and has nothing to do with the cruise lines. If the cruise line lets a passenger on after the time stated they will be find and enormous amount of money. I am not talking just a few thousand dollars here....try up to $100,000. This is not the staff on boards fault so please do not shout at them. this is a regulation imposed by the american government and there is absoulutely nothing that can be done from a staff members point of view.
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2008, 09:00 AM
travel bugs's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 51
They not only would not allow boarding but would not even let them into the terminal area to plead her case. She and her daughter flying at their own expense to Grand Cayman to catch the ship.
Good morning Neil,
I know that this was first posted way back in March, but I wonder....did you ever hear how the lady and her daughter made out? Was the rest of their trip OK?
I know that we learned the hard way to always stay overnight near your sailing port after having left Toronto in snowy weather early in the morning and not getting to the ship in Miami till 4 PM. We were exhausted to say the least!
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2008, 09:24 AM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Hi travel bugs, love the name by the way.

It's been long enough I don't remember any other details at this point but that's a good sign. If there had been any further issues I would have remembered so I'm sure all worked out well after the initial problem.

Cheers, Neil
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2008, 06:04 PM
LHP's Avatar
LHP LHP is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,560
I am really surprised that this has not been more of a problem.

When I first heard the feds were eliminating the last minute folks getting onboard...I was really worried.

Looks like I worried for nothing...because I have heard of few incidents.
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2008, 10:14 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wales, uk
Posts: 6
Neil - does the change in rules apply to European cruises? We are booked on a HAL cruise out of Civitavecchia in September and will be staying in a hotel about 2 hours away from the port the night before.
Closed Thread

arrice, arrive, arriving, board, canaveral, caribbean, cruise, early, flight, forum, long, miami, pier, plane, port, royal

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arrive in Miami at 8:45 AM tbc7001 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 12 07-06-2008 01:00 PM
What time to arrive at ship? sunshine37922 Carnival Cruise Line 12 03-22-2007 08:37 PM
Holiday docs arrive! Dave Carnival Cruise Line 6 02-12-2007 03:52 PM
Roll Calls? How early is too early? Hermy Carnival Cruise Line 6 12-05-2006 01:18 PM
When do your documents arrive? Rhonda66 Carnival Cruise Line 3 10-12-2006 12:46 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2