Originally posted by f-mattox:
I really miss the good 'ol days when you could go aboard and look around.
So those days really existed ...
Rick, the more you say the more I would have lived in your times ... when music was music, cars were cars, gas was cheap, ship onboarding was free and so on ...
I've asked the Cruise Line if they could allow my brother to get on board some five minutes as we embarked last time, and the answer was "no, absolutely impossible".
I replied "but I've seen many times, as the ship was docked, people with a badge saying "visitors" ... so what ?"
"Um ... well, they were Travel Agents".
Yes I can understand there's a security issue, but it wouldn't be that difficult checking a few persons without baggage ...
Can it be they prefer you to check the ship by booking a 2-days cruise (e.g. Genova - Montecarlo) or even "cruise-to-nowhere"?