Princess Cruises warned guests of possible delays at Port Everglades on two June 17 departures on the Caribbean Princess.
The upcoming youth basketball tournament, the largest in the US, is being held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The delay could also affect the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Explorer of the Seas.
What can happen Caribbean Princess
Princess Cruises has issued a warning of possible delays at Port Everglades, which could affect cruises. Caribbean Princess.
The delay was caused by the largest youth basketball tournament in the United States, which is expected to cause traffic congestion at the north entrance of Port Everglades on the SE 17th Street Causeway at Terminal 2.
Guests are expected to depart Caribbean Princess On Saturday, June 17, they are advised to enter Port Everglades via an alternate entrance, preferably the I-595 or SR 84/Spangler Blvd.
As a warning from Princess Cruises emphasized: “Travellers should have their travel documents and identification ready to show at the security gate upon arrival and may need to allow extra time to get to the airport.”
The Grand-class Caribbean Princess it has two flights where visitors can be delayed entering the port area. It’s a fourteen-night Caribbean East/West Adventurer sailing, starting on June 17, with seven Eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico sailings departing on the same day.
A message from Princess Cruises also urged guests to prepare for all eventualities: “While we understand that these delays may cause inconvenience to our guests, we believe that with early planning and proper planning, we can minimize these inconveniences and ensure an enjoyable cruise for all of our guests.”
7-Night Eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico cruise will call at Princess Cays, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; and Puerto Plata/Amber Cove, Dominican Republic.
The 14-night Caribbean East/West Adventurer cruise adds stops at ports in the western Caribbean, such as George Town, Grand Cayman; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Other Ships May Face Similar Problems
It’s more than that Caribbean Princess which may experience traffic-related delays. Other ships that leave Port Everglades on June 17 include Sea Tripswhich will begin the 7-Night Eastern Caribbean & A Perfect Day cruise, stopping in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Coco Cay, Bahamas.
If guests find themselves delayed due to unexpected delays, there are other options available. Most cruise lines, including Princess Cruises, advise guests to contact them immediately to let them know their status. This allows the marine team to provide assistance if necessary.
For visitors who miss a cruise departure, the options are overwhelming. If a flight delay or layover has caused a delay and guests have booked their flight through a cruise/shipping program, the cruise line will usually arrange for the guest to catch the ship at its next port of call.
However, if guests make their own arrangements and miss the departure train, they will be responsible for arranging a trip to the next port, even if the delay is due to port traffic.
Finally, if many guests are late, the Captain, along with port and cruise officials, may decide to delay departure until all guests have been counted.