Not really a good-bye: Videos of late-arriving cruise passengers show violent farewells to beggarly people…

Not really a good-bye: Videos of late-arriving cruise passengers show violent farewells to beggarly people…


Not a Smooth Voyage: From Unfortunate Farewells to Imploring Passengers, Videos Capture Cruise Guests Who Missed Ship Departures By Olivia Jones Last Updated: 09:30 EDT, August 27, 2023

Think you’re having a rough day? It can’t be as challenging as the situations faced by these unfortunate passengers who embarrassingly missed their cruise ship departure times. Over time, videos have surfaced showcasing these so-called ‘pier runners,’ who draw jeers from countless other passengers as they undertake the awkward journey along the jetty. From this to being ironically waved off by crew members as they are left ashore, some vacationers have been left ruing their tardiness. MailOnline has compiled some of the most cringe-worthy moments when late cruise passengers were caught on camera.

Embarrassed Couple Pleads as Cruise Ship Departs Recently, amusing footage captured a couple at a quayside, desperately imploring a cruise ship captain to wait for them while fellow passengers observed. This incident occurred at the port of Bari in south-eastern Italy, as the MSC Splendida embarked on a Mediterranean tour. The couple arrived at quay 11 after the ship’s scheduled departure time, finding that the gangway had already been removed from the 1,100ft vessel. The man repeatedly shouted and pleaded for the captain’s attention, asking, ‘Is the captain there, please?’ He continued, ‘Captain, wait for us, please. You can do it if you want to.’ A fellow passenger captured the scene, chuckling in the background. A British guest on board criticized the ship’s crew for leaving the couple behind.

Honeymooners Chase Ship to No Avail In 2019, a hapless couple was caught on camera desperately chasing a Royal Caribbean cruise ship during their honeymoon. Maria Gonzalez Roesch and Alessandro Di Palma found themselves stranded when they arrived minutes after their ship, Symphony of the Seas, left Nassau, Bahamas. Mrs. Gonzalez Roesch, a well-known TV actress from Costa Rica, described the ‘nightmare’ moment of realizing the ship had departed with their belongings and documents. They claimed the ship’s crew mocked them as they ran alongside the vessel. A smaller boat later retrieved their essential items.

Latecomers Mocked and Cheered Onboard In the same year, a Norwegian Cruise ship was delayed by straggling tourists in Bermuda. The crew initially announced the passengers’ names on the intercom before pulling up the gangway. Crew members later held back, hoping the passengers would appear. About 20 minutes past the original departure time, the trio finally appeared, running down the jetty. As they got closer, passengers cheered them on, and security met them at the ship.


Late Passengers Prompt Hilarious Scene In a humorous video, families raced to catch a cruise ship, accompanied by crew members humorously ushering them to the soundtrack of ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ by The Proclaimers. Passengers were even given piggyback rides down the jetty, all while onlookers cheered them on.

Chasing the Ship: A Marathon Effort Videos capture tourists sprinting toward cruise ships as if they’re on an athletics track, with crew members and fellow passengers encouraging their pursuit. These latecomers exhibit both determination and humor as they attempt to catch their departing cruise ships.

Missing a cruise ship departure might lead to some awkward and sometimes humorous moments, but it also serves as a reminder of the importance of keeping track of time when embarking on a vacation at sea.

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