Just incase you think the ship will wait...

It wont... It won't turn around either... Here is some interesting "pier runner" videos I found 

http://www.cruisehive.com/top-6-videos-cruise-passengers-missing-ship/13110

 

Oh and always stay on ship time!

Tags: Pier runners tardy to the part

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I do feel sorry when passengers miss a sailing.   It must be expensive to have to fly to the net port of call if that is even possible.  I wonder if any passenger has ever missed a ship twice - probably not.

Probably not ... once bitten twice shy

That's such fear of mine.  I try to get back at least an hour before sailing.

I thought Pier Runners are listed on the events for the days entertainment ?    I think the ship should hand out popcorn and sell drinks to wave and laugh as they run for the ship.Wink

We always get back over an hour before the ship is to depart. The thought of being late terrifies me, and I don't want to star in someone else's video on You Tube as the oldest pier runner .....Wink

Love having a balcony on the pier side of the ship. Makes for a nice view when the ship blows it's horn that it is about to leave.

I watched on The Smithsonian channel last night on Mighty Ships.... Oasis of the Seas.  They were trying to leave port but were missing a 140 idiot stragglers.  They were filming from the bridge and interviewing the captain.  He ordered for the crew to go to the dock and start looking for people shuffling along.  The idiots started showing up.  He waited 40 minutes for the last of the morons but he had called the line handlers and if they dumbasses didn't show he said he hates to leave them but he will.  The last of them finally got there.  Ship lost its time slot to depart because the Carnival ship behind her was leaving.  The Captain had to run full speed to make it to Nassau on time and says it can put a strain on the engines and also consumes a lot of fuel.  I was mad.  I gave my TV the finger at the late morons.  I was so hoping to see them stranded on the dock. Angry  I would have cheered. Happy

I had it on DVR! I watched it the first time, but seeing as I'm going to be on her Saturday, I felt a re-watch was necessary.. That was their inaugural sailing too, so i'm thinking they were a little extra nice. 

I don't think they can use the excuse.... "We couldn't find the ship" when you look at how the size comparison with the other ships were. 

 

No - just a total lack of concern for others Angry

I feel that too.  Seeing people just schlepping back real slowly.  We have all seen it.  I was in Nassau one time and was on Fantasy.  I looked out the lido window and sure enough people were late. We left 30 minutes late.  I personally don't have a problem staying in port for a bit longer because Im on vacation.  What gets me is what you said about "total lack of concern for others" and I hate that.

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