From local news today...A group of 38 passengers that booked a cruise on the RC Adventure of the Seas were left on San Juan port when the cruise authorities told them that their names were not on the records. The passengers said that they made their reservations on a US travel agency by phone call (I don't remember the agency name by now) and when they arrived to the port last Sunday and got to the boarding process the cruise line authorities said that the TA did not make the reservation for them and they were not allowed to board, having to see the ship sailing away from them from the port. Puertorican port authorities said that they can't demand or anything else because this travel agency does'nt have permision to sell in Puerto Rico (I really did'nt understand this part of the report, because I think that they can make a legal case) The main thing is that those people lost their vacations, their money and their ilussions. Just imagine your whole year of planning and the money spend on the cruise vacation, the clothes and everything, thrown to trash the day you were suppose to sail.
Sorry to post a news from a RC cruiseship on a Carnival board but I am sailing on the Carnival Destiny on January 4, 2004 so I find this board the one for me to write and read! And I think this news is interesting for all of you that are planning to book a cruise...Be careful when you chose a Travel Agent!
Can't wait for January 4!!!