Posted July 12th, 2018, 02:42 PM
Any reason given as to why a luggage cart that was available could not be used by you?
I think they were holding it for the missing porters.
I tried to take one, and she told me not to. I wasn't handling the situation very well. I wondered about the cart, since any porter would probably arrive from the entrance and just bring a cart from there.
I said the porters were going to be out our tip, and the lady said the porters weren't allowed to accept tips. DH grabbed two bags, and I grabbed the wheeled carry-ons, plus my camera bag and medicine bag. I had my thumb splints on, but two months later, my hands still hurt. Thus the need for porters. The lady that told me not to use the cart was one of the helpers with the scarves that they works embarkation.
Embarking the Emerald the next day was also very crazy. Vancouver had one long line for four ships, until we went through US customs. Then they split us into four lines.
Maybe the second weekend of the season. We'd come up from San Diego and stayed on the ship for the 7-Day Alaska. Turn around day was crazy too, since they kept us waiting literally on the gangplank for 30 minutes while they chased something down. Both cruises, we were hours late getting out of Vancouver due to customs delays.
Ken and Martha
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