If you could not find your travel companion on the ship, how long would you wait before seeking help from the staff?

My son and I have various check-in points with each other when traveling together and usually designate a spot on the ship to meet other than the cabin (that way one is not sitting inside waiting on the other).  I would give it one hour upon not showing up to check-in before paging him.  My husband and I will probably stick together pretty much on the upcoming cruise so not sure at what point I would "panic" if I couldn't locate him.


What do you do if you can't find someone?

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DD and DH generally stick together while I go off on my own. They like to swim and sun, while I would rather find a nice cool spot to read or nap. At times, it could be three-four hours before we meet up. If we were supposed to meet up somewhere at a certain time, I would probably wait 15-20 minutes before I started to worry.

That's what I like about the HUB app on Carnival--it's a great way to text each other without a huge bill or having to have contact with the outside world.

We have a set of walkie-talkies and if we are going to be apart for any time, we turn them on.

The larger the insurance policy I have on them, the longer I"d wait. Just kiddingWink

A child will be close to panic. An adult, I would wait for a bit depending on the time of the day.

This does bring to mind a FV post of a woman posting a angry thread over not being to find her husband. Seems they had a disagreement over something and he vanished and she wasn't able to find him. As it turned out, he spent the night in woman's cabin and the wife felt is was Carnival's fault.

Off the ship we are always together. On the ship, why panic ? Sooner or later she'd find me in the casino or a buffet.

This has no easy answer for me. It is depends on why, when and who I cannot find. This last cruise the DH was over an hour late meeting me in the cabin. He went to one activity and I went to another both of which were scheduled for half of an hour. Mine got cancelled so I went to the Casino fo 20 minutes and then to the cabin, His lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes (a Q&A with one of the ship's officers). We had plans to go to the bar at 4:00 so I figured he would have to be in the cabin before that... so I waited (mostly patiently). If it was a friend traveling with us and they didn't show for dinner (without letting us know) I might check with customer service to be sure they made it back on board if it were a port day. It really depends on the circumstance and expected meeting time.

My husband is notoriously slippery. If he doesn't show up to eat, then I'll seek help.

We spend most of the time together, but if DH wants to wander, he knows he can find me in the sun right where he left me, and he's never gone for more than an hour. When I go for my early morning walk on the track, we arrange for a place to meet for breakfast. Those are the only times we are apart, so losing one another isn't a concern, and we always know where each other is. We take the same excursions, so it's still not a worry for us.

I do not have that problem , most of the time I cruise Solo

I think it depends on the situation and how late they are. My husband is notorious for being late, but if it got to be over 30 minutes or so, I think I'd start to at least wonder. I probably wouldn't start worrying until at least an hour. Most times though he's just asleep somewhere, so it isn't too much worry Big Smile


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