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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While responding to another topic about 3 important tips for new cruisers, it suddenly dawned on me...I was a pier runner!! First cruise in 2003, on the Seawind, in Barbados, and decided to take a taxi to go shopping. Trying to negotiate a bargain on a duffel bag, I heard the ship's horn blow. I looked at my sister and said "Oh no, what time is it?" 3:50pm and ship was scheduled to leave @ 4pm. Just so happened this little market was by a waterfront and we asked these 2 guys in a little boat if they could get us to the ship. He's got this little boat going as fast as it can and we round the front of the ship as the horn is blowing again. I never prayed so hard in my life! I thanked them profusely, gave them ALL  the money I had in my pockets, climbed up onto the pier and started running for the ship. As I look up the first person I see is my DH...he'd stayed behind for tea time and was looking down, munching on a sandwich, laughing his head off. It took a couple of drinks before I could laugh about it too. That was the first, last and ONLY time I've ever lost track of time while off the ship! Happy

Pier runners are fun to watch, and I really hope we aren't the ones running, ever! Both DH and I wear a watch and always make sure it's on ship time, so unless we decide to take an excursion that isn't booked through the cruiseline, we have no excuse to be late. I can't imagine what it would feel like to watch the ship pulling away from the pier, knowing I should have been on it.

Reasons why we always make sure we're back on board 30 minutes-1 hour before departure!

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