12.19.2005

make it a double...


our vacation, ah...i honestly am at a loss of words to describe it! seriously. that never happens. i was talking to my mom last night and i couldn't express myself how i wanted...so frustrating and she said she knew it was bad if I was at a loss for words!

what i can express. right now, i hate miami and carnival. the two of them made for a terrible experience. miami was so not prepared to handle so many cruisers at one time and carnival just has stinky p.r.

so for those of you who don't know what happened... carnival put our luggage on the wrong effing boat. one that went to the eastern carribean while ours was going to western carribean. bad logistics. no way for us to get our luggage back until we docked at miami the following sunday. grrr. well, carnival won't take the blame. they state that they contract out the porters from the port of miami so they should be responsible. i'm sorry but if you contracted them, then they are under you. and the $175/person monetary compensation is crap. especially with your over priced novelty items on the boat. you lost my luggage. i really don't want to buy your clothing and advertise for you. and i most certainly don't want to think about cruising with you again, even if it is for 15% off next time. how about we worry about this time and get this straightened out first before you assume anything abot us returning.

so now the battle begins to get reimbursed for everything we had to buy on grand cayman. the bathing suits, the tennis shoes, the underwear, the shorts, the t-shirts, the socks, the deodorant, the sunscreen, the cameras. yes all $800 worth. and we want more than just being reimbursed. we should get something for our stress and inconvience....

alright. rant over {for now!} i have to bake my christmas exchange cookies but plan to do a longer, more detailed post with pictures sometime this evening. stay tuned! ;)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

{{{HUGS}}} to you and yours Shannon. Sounds like a nightmare of a trip, but it sounds like you made the most of it and had some fun. Interested to hear what your response is from Carnivale and what they do for you.

Carrie

Meredith said...

Oh NO! I can't believe it! You were so EXCITED about the cruise! How crappy! I am just so mad for you right now!! I am SO sorry!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you're back! I missed reading your blog. ( I know selfish reasons.) I agree with you that Carnival is absolutely responsible for your luggage being lost. They hire the people to move your luggage, you didn't.

Carmen

TracyDacy said...

Hey Shan, give 'em hell. The whole put on the wrong boat/lost luggage crap was Carnivale's fault!!! Already made a mental note to self not to travel with Carnivale when I go on a cruise! So glad that the trip wasn't a total bust and that you and Nick are back safe and sound!

Jill said...

That just SUCKS!!!! I'm so sorry, Shannon. I know that didn't help your vacation at all. I hope that you're able to get reimbursed for everything.

Kari said...

Wow! I will keep in mind when I drop my luggage off that it is with tags that say Valor when I go on this same cruise 2/19. I'm glad I read your blog. Sounds like you were able to have some fun anyways. Oh, Nd Carnival should be 100% responsible!