Someone, somewhere fouled something up.
The end result is that we are not docked today in Nassau. Six ships are their maximum with us strangely becoming ship number seven.
Perhaps the bribes weren’t big enough? Someone from home office didn’t pass the information to the right person on ship? Who knows, but in any case we wound up docking somewhere else than where was planned.
Since my plans had been to get off, walk as far as the terminal and take advantage of the free WiFi, not much was lost. Other people were highly irritated. I am not sure how they managed to be irritated since this cruise has become obvious as a booze-cruise.
Not a surprise when you think about it …. three days to not much of anywhere at an incredibly cheap price. Lots and lots of first time cruises, young families and 20-30s with a good time on their minds. I may just ask the food and beverage manager – but I am almost willing to bet that they made more money off the bars in the last couple of days than they accumulated on the crossing (boosted by the fact that the larger number of Crown&Anchor senior members, the fewer buying alcohol in the evening due to free beverages at cocktail hour(s)).
Anyway, the docking area bears a strong resemblance to our dock in Guatemala – small tourist area packed with shops right next to the pier otherwise located 10 miles from nowhere in an industrial working port.
Ten minutes off and I had seen just about everything.
Back to the other passengers. One of the groups on board is a fairly large wedding party. The wedding had been planned for today. On shore in Nassau to include all the family that still lived there. I think RCI owes this couple big time, no matter what the fine print in the cruise contract says.