It’s always something – LOL! Those cruisers who sailed from Galveston last weekend expected something totally different than what they actually got!
Those aboard Carnival’s Magic expected a port day in Roatan – what they got instead was a “fun day at sea!” Cruisers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas never expected a port day in Nassau, Bahamas – but that’s what they got – and it was all compliments of a storm named Earl!
This brings to mind a lesson that Lorraine learned ago....and of which every cruiser should be aware – ‘STUFF HAPPENS!”
Weather changes – engines malfunction – thrusters don’t thrust – ports become inaccessible - or the dreaded fog moves in blocking everything in its path – all this and more has happened – it wasn’t expected but it happened!
That’s why Lorraine and a whole heck of a lot of seasoned cruisers have learned to “be prepared for just in case” when packing. Taking a daily medication? Don’t count out just enough for the cruise, instead, throw the whole bottle in your carry-on. The ship’s infirmary is not a pharmacy! Toss in a few extra “undies” and t-shirts – your cruise mates will thank you – LOL!
Seriously, think about the things you will need for every day and add a couple more – the ship’s store carries only a limited number of toiletry and personal items and you don’t want to be caught short!
No - the UNEXPECTED does not happen very often – but EXPECT that one day it will - and be ready for it when it does!