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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Message Board

  • trit0nrocks trit0nrocks Feb 21, 2013 9:38 PM Flag

    Make sure to read your cruise contract carefully

    If you actually did, you might not take the cruise. Some of the "finer" points include:

    * The cruise line can change the arrival or departure time at its leisure, with zero advance warning. If you end up eating travel costs, tough $hit.
    * If someone in your family dies while at sea, good luck getting even 1 red cent in reimbursement. Basically you'll be lucky to get burial and funeral costs.
    * Have a legitimate reason to sue? Good luck there as well. You agreed to binding arbitration, at a venue of the cruise line's choosing? Lucky enough to have one of the rare instances where you can sue? Good luck again. You have to file your case in southeast Florida, which, by the way, is where the cruise industry is based.

    You can download the standard contracts at both the Royal and Carnival websites. If more people would read their contracts, they probably wouldn't go on a cruise. Let's put it this way ... if an airline made you sign a document that said "if our plane crashes, you will get nothing and you can't sue us" would you fly?

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