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    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 2nd Nov 15, 12:21 PM
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    Fog - cruises
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    • 2nd Nov 15, 12:21 PM
    Fog - cruises 2nd Nov 15 at 12:21 PM
    Hello, not sure where to put this so feel free to move it.
    My friends are going on Caribbean cruises, one on Saturday, two on the Saturday after. They have started worrying about the fog as they have to fly to Barbados to get on the cruise ship. What happens if the flights are cancelled? Obviously the ship won't wait for them.
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 4th Nov 15, 10:10 AM
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    have the flights been booked as a package through the cruise company? if so, the company should sort out getting them to the ship
    If their flights are booked independently then they will need to sort something out themselves to catch the ship at another port. Best check their travel insurance to see if they would cover this in the slim chance it happens
    • BarryBlue
    • By BarryBlue 14th Nov 15, 6:11 PM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 6:11 PM
    Normally the flight is linked to the cruise so the ship will be aware of the problem. The passengers will all be going to the ship so not much point in going without them all.
    We're gonna be alright, dancin' on a Saturday night
    • Goldiegirl
    • By Goldiegirl 14th Nov 15, 6:45 PM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 6:45 PM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 6:45 PM
    This was posted on Monday 2nd, so I think the friends were worrying unnecessary, as the weather changed by the following Saturday.

    But it would depend on how the flights were booked.

    If it was P&O, they charter planes, so the whole flight load of people would be on the same cruise, so it may be that the ship would wait - there's no point in sailing without several plane loads of people.

    If it was with another cruise line, and the flights were part of a package, they'd probably assist you, and get you on flights to join the ship at a different port.

    But if you had booked your own flights separately, you'd have to sort if out yourself, including contacting the ship to tell them you're going to be late.
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