This is what can happen when you fly on the day of your cruise

Maybe you’ve chosen to fly on the day of your cruise and things went off without a hitch. But for Tom Watson and his wife, that’s a gamble they lost. A series of fiascos led Watson to arrive at the cruise terminal without a passport — for a journey to Cuba. With just minutes to look for the document, time ran out and they missed the cruise. Read more “This is what can happen when you fly on the day of your cruise”

This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise

Could you be accused of a crime, convicted and kicked off your cruise without any supporting evidence?

Halfway around the world, Elaine Chan discovered the answer to that question is yes. She and her husband were recently summarily ejected from their Holland America cruise in Helsinki. The captain accused Chan’s 65-year-old husband of assaulting a crew member. He then ordered the shocked couple to gather their belongings and get off his ship. Read more “This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise”

This is what happens when you miss your cruise home

What happens when you miss your cruise home from Cuba — or anywhere else for that matter? Kevin Rohrer can tell you.

During a recent cruise on the Norwegian Sky, Rohrer and his girlfriend missed the ship’s reboarding deadline by two hours. The boat sailed home without the couple, and they suddenly found themselves stranded on the island. Read more “This is what happens when you miss your cruise home”

This is how they got removed from their cruise (with no refund)

When a couple is involuntarily removed from their cruise halfway around the world, does the cruise line owe them compensation?

That’s William Coates’ question. Holland America booted him and his wife from the Westerdam in Korea just days into their 14-day cruise. Now he’s out thousands of dollars and he wants Holland America to pay. Read more “This is how they got removed from their cruise (with no refund)”