With Tropical Storm Isaac barreling by Florida’s popular homeports, a number of ships have been forced to wait offshore until the massive system and its entrails blow through. This has delayed debarkations by several hours, a day or, in the case of the world’s largest cruise ship, two full days.
Allure of the Seas‘ current sailing, which departed Fort Lauderdale on August 19, has changed from the usual weeklong trip to an extremely rare nine-night voyage now scheduled to conclude on Tuesday morning.
Naturally, Allure’s next cruise is now an equally rare five-nighter. And despite the line being sheltered in legalese — across the industry, passenger contracts dictate that passengers are owed nothing in such a situation — Royal Caribbean has offered the following compensation package:
Now it’s your turn: Do you think the compensation was fair?
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