|Just a couple tidbits on the recent mishaps by a cruise line
In Mexican Waters...
Same line, carnival.
First one, closest port was a Mexican port, but they did not have the extensive repair facilities, going to San Diego made sense,(Really??? On what planet???) to a point, took three days. They should have gone to port in Mexico and unloaded and taken people north by bus. Ok, I get it...those pesky port fees...the excuse, war on drugs...the army offered escort.
Nope, it was the fees and possible fines.
This one the nearest port with facilities was the Port of Veracruz, the naval port. Since they bought the Newports that thing can handle a cruise ship, tight, but it can. That was a 24 hour tow at most...
There were all kinds of excuses. It was again port fees and possible fines, I am betting.
I hope you all realize cruising is not the upper crust thing it used to be. Yes, some are expensive, upper deck cabins, but you too can cruise for 500 or less.
But at this point you could not pay me to cruise on a carnival ship.
Oh and the Mexican navy offered to do helo evacs of sick people...I hope the board of Admiralty listens to this, I sure hope so.