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Just a couple of days ago, cruisers were assured their Oct 15 cruise would sail as planned on Carnival Fascination out of San Juan.  Now, FEMA has chartered the ship.

I'm sorry, but IMHO, this had to have been in the works when Carnival was assuring their guests that they would sail as planned on Sunday.

Makes me even more nervous about our Oct 21 cruise on RCCL Adventure of the Seas. 

I'm not saying that the charter shouldn't have happened.  I do think they should have been more forthcoming with their passengers.  It's especially hard when it's a port that really has no other options for tourists at the moment.