Cruises Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Getting off a cruise ship an hour after sailing?

Jump to last reply

In 2010 I took a cruise from NY to Bermuda. Less than an hour after sailing we witnessed a tug boat pull up alongside and a middle-age couple got off the cruise ship and onto the tug. Their luggage was tossed onto the tug and they had to climb down rope ladders. The cruise ship never slowed down so both vessels were moving the whole time. It was quite obvious that the woman was frightened. Have you ever seen or heard of this? To this day I am curious why this took place.
By the way, at dinner that night I asked one of the waitresses if she knew why something like that happened. She looked down at my 7-year old niece and 9-year old nephew and said “Probably because they didn’t eat their vegetables.” It was a very funny & memorable moment but I never did get an answer.

25 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Cruise Experience Interview
  2. 2 Jones Act
  3. 3 Trip Report Beware of Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel
  4. 4 Vantage River Cruises vs. Viking River Cruises
  5. 5 Organised Trips from Celebrity's Equinox Cruise Liner
  6. 6 Trip Report Be aware of problem with Vantage River Navigator Cruise
  7. 7 Discount fares on Viking River Cruises?
  8. 8 Trip Report Be cautious on MS Amadeus Elegant
  9. 9 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  10. 10 Trip Report Norwegian Dawn Boston to Bermuda Cruise- June 27-July 4
  11. 11 Trip Report Holland America Northbound Cruise - 7/13-7/20/14
  12. 12 river cruise cabins
  13. 13 Cape Horn Cruise
  14. 14 Power converters for onboard cruise
  15. 15 Trip Report Alaska Cruise with Celebrity Solstice 7/11/14 - 7/18/14
  16. 16 Trip Report STAY AWAY FROM VIKING
  17. 17 Douro or Danube for river cruise
  18. 18 Anyone ever used Vacations To Go?
  19. 19 Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints
  20. 20 Elia or Kalafatis beach on Mykonos
  21. 21 Trip Report Cruise on the Galapagos Explorer II
  22. 22 a little worried about getting wet feet...1st ever cruise pending
  23. 23 Trip Report Regent Seven Seas Voyager - Bangkok to Dubai - April, 2014
  24. 24 Sending an On-Board 'gift'?
  25. 25 Gate 1 River Cruise to Russia - Know anything about it?
View next 25 » Back to the top