So, it’s day three in Puerto Vallarta, we are allowed to get off the ship beginning at 8 this morning, but we have to be back on by 4 – new departure time out of PV is set for 5 p.m. We’ve been watching the repairs, they seem to be going slow. There are a lot of grumbly people on board, folks who think we should have repaired in Long Beach before we left, others who are insisting to get off the boat NOW. Carnival has offered $200 to anyone who needs to change their departure flights; the airlines aren’t charging any change fees and we get an extra day aboard with no charge, hell, they are even picking up the gratuities. But, no, some people think they have to be home for Monday, I’m really glad, I’m not one of those. In our world, it just really doesn’t matter. We watched hundreds of people get off the ship to fly home. Carnival made it right for all of them, not only did they cover the change fees, but they also covered the hotel rooms for them. Now, I’m thinking about the hotels for the departing passengers, what about all of those coming in for next weeks cruise, Are they covering the hotels for those people too? That could be another 3000 people, just because a repair didn’t happen fast enough. Wow, that’s a cruiseline who takes care of it’s guests.
We’ve been bouncing from activity to activity today, we went to the Love and Marriage show, hoping to be on it, but they picked the newest married and we’ve already been married for 21 days, they also picked the longest married, now they were funny.
We met the girls up on the spa deck for some swimming with the grandson, he is fearless with his life jacket on. I loved when he led the train and swam all around the pool with Kayla and I hanging on making choo-choo noises. We got a bunch of smiles from the adults during that one. Dressed for dinner we met the whole crew again, Jimmy (Kayla’s father-in-law ) has been quarantined. Turns out he stopped down at the infirmary for some immodium and they threw him back in to his room for 24 hours. No one likes the thought of an epidemic of any kind on a small floating city.
Another comedy show and a little time in the piano bar, it has been an awesome day and we are underway again. The ship is repaired and we set sail a little after 7:00, just a bit behind schedule, but not bad.