Looking for a quick and easy way to ruin your cruise? Just show up at the dock with the wrong travel documents. Alicia Ares and her fiancé recently did just that. As a result, the couple was denied boarding Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas. And their tropical maritime dreams suddenly morphed into an express road trip back home. “This is how to ruin your cruise and lose $ 2,753 at the same time”
Getting hurt on a cruise can lead to sky-high medical bills, missed adventures and other expenses. Virginia Casady knows. Earlier this year, she suffered a terrible injury aboard the Viking Sun. That injury led to a sudden, premature end to her 120-day, $80,000 round-the-world cruise. “An injury forced me to leave the cruise. What happened to my $ 62,000 claim?”
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. “This is what can happen when you fly on the day of your cruise”
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. “This is how they got removed from their cruise (with no refund)”