Good post - addresses an issue I've never paid much attention to. Thanks for the link.
All I can say is "Trip Insurance"
It is always upsetting when things like this happen.
We were on Carnival Magic on its first cruise out of Galveston. We were told that they had pod steering problems and had to spend an extra night in Progresso, as they could repair it in port.. They gave us $25 shipboard credit and that meant an extra day cruising. They had night excursions in Progresso also. I realize most people have flights to catch, but this was great for us, as we live in Galveston and did not affect us, so there are 2 sides to every story, but we thought Carnival did good in this situation
Pod People ? What ?..........
sorry, the sleep is still in my eyes....
I think we were on a Celebrity ship (don't remember which one) when they had pod problems. We had to leave the last port early, because they had to reduce speed to get us back to the home port on time. This was when the azipods were relatively new.