Left at a Destination???

So on our cruise to Cozumel, the ship announced two people would "unfortunately" not be continuing the cruise. We didn't know who they were or what happened. Anyone have this experience and know the details?

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I have never been left at a port but I have been on cruises were some were. Once a Coast Guard ship transported a couple who missed the sailing at a port. Our ship stopped dead in the water during the transfer which took place only 10 missing after departure. Another time a rental car broke down and the passenger re-joined the ship at the next port.

I have never been left. But have been on ships were people were.

I saw a couple left at the pier. The pilot boat brought them to the ship.

Once In Jamaica two were left due to partaking in some illegal substances that were offered to them while on the island. lol I think they got to see the jail system there.

I always get back to the ship 2 hours before it leaves

Look up "pier runners" on YouTube to see people left at the pier as the ship pulls away. They can be funny to watch but those people are on their own to get to the ships next port to get back on the ship.

The ships run on very specific schedules. Thousands of passengers and crew are held to this schedule. It is made perfectly clear to people when dock and departure times are and the time by which they should be back on the ship. One reason for booking excursions through the cruise line is that if something goes awry, the ship will wait. There is very little in the way of excuse not to comply with these times.
That said, we have been on a couple cruises where people missed the boat. We watched a group of four running down the dock in total disbelief that the ship had pulled way. It can and does happen. Go check out You Tube videos for actual examples.
It is rude and inconsiderate to not be on time. Too many people are affected by a lack of paying attention.


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