DCL Dropped a cart of luggage in the water

maui2k5

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 24, 2005
Thankfully this is not us… we just watched the dock workers drop an entire cart of luggage into the water as they were loading it onto the Dream in Miami.

Yikes! We feel so bad for those who are going to get some bad news. They did fish all of it out.

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LadyGrace

Dreaming of the Fantasy
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Oct 3, 2014
Noooo oh that's bad 😓 Hopefully this can be a training opportunity... "Stay AWAY from the water when handling luggage!"
 

Cheburashka

Momketeer
Joined
Dec 25, 2020
Somebody's getting a plate of free rice crispy treats in their stateroom.

JK, I'm sure they'll get financial compensation. That water is likely polluted and will permanently damage or destroy much of the luggage contents, not to mention the disruption to those cruisers' vacations.
 

Cruzin’Sisters

Mouseketeer
Joined
Feb 15, 2021
Thankfully this is not us… we just watched the dock workers drop an entire cart of luggage into the water as they were loading it onto the Dream in Miami.

Yikes! We feel so bad for those who are going to get some bad news. They did fish all of it out.

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What is funny…not really, but a few years ago, I overheard someone say the same thing-that their bag had fallen into the water while loading the ship.
I guess they didn’t learn from their mistake.
 

Jimmy Mouse

My other car is the Monorail
Joined
Sep 3, 2017
Any electronics would be ruined. electrics shavers, curling irons, laptops, phones etc. It could end up costing the cruise line some serious cash.
 

ruadisneyfan2

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 20, 2006
What is funny…not really, but a few years ago, I overheard someone say the same thing-that their bag had fallen into the water while loading the ship.
I guess they didn’t learn from their mistake.
I guess people still doing this job are still human. Stuff happens. What's important is if anyone was injured. Sure I'd be pissed if it were my bags but if they dry clean/launder all of our clothing, and give us a decent OBC for our troubles, I could accept that.

I would never put a phone or laptop in a checked bag. That would stay in my carry on. I have put meds in ziploc bags into checked bags but on second thought, I think next time I'll just keep them in my carry on.
 

bcwife76

DisneyMomma
Joined
Dec 10, 2014
Any electronics would be ruined. electrics shavers, curling irons, laptops, phones etc. It could end up costing the cruise line some serious cash.
I think it would be the Port of Miami that should pay, no? These are not DCL employees.
 

Maggie'sMom

DIS Veteran
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Feb 26, 2008
I guess people still doing this job are still human. Stuff happens. What's important is if anyone was injured. Sure I'd be pissed if it were my bags but if they dry clean/launder all of our clothing, and give us a decent OBC for our troubles, I could accept that.

I would never put a phone or laptop in a checked bag. That would stay in my carry on. I have put meds in ziploc bags into checked bags but on second thought, I think next time I'll just keep them in my carry on.
I remember a thread several years ago about a cart of luggage that went in the water before a trans-Atlantic cruise on the Magic. I believe that was out of the Port of Miami as well. But the ship was delayed leaving because people had put prescription medication in their checked bags, and they had to scramble to get refills before the ship left. Never put important meds in your checked luggage. Those should always be in your carry-on.

As I remember, DCL laundered or dry cleaned the clothes and otherwise compensated people for damage to their belongings.
 

DCLMP

Travel bug
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Jun 28, 2020
This is not the first time this has happened. I really don't get how dock workers can be so incompetent.
 

JoeFromSeoul

Joe - Now back in Seoul
Joined
Apr 19, 2014
Wow! Do you know if the baggage was being loaded or unloaded? I think I could deal with it after the cruise. Before would set a really bad tone for the whole trip.
 

DCLMP

Travel bug
Joined
Jun 28, 2020
Any electronics would be ruined. electrics shavers, curling irons, laptops, phones etc. It could end up costing the cruise line some serious cash.
This is why I take my bags onboard. I might give one bag to the porters if it's large, but all the important stuff stays with me. I hate checking bags I avoid it all costs if I can. The nice thing about DCL is they have self laundry so you can pack light. I'm always amazed at the amount of luggage people on DCL travel with.
 

Karin1984

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 5, 2012
Yep, and just remember those are not cruise line employees loading the luggage.
Because cruise employees are perfect robots who would never make a mistake and nothing ever goes wrong for them?
Any electronics would be ruined. electrics shavers, curling irons, laptops, phones etc. It could end up costing the cruise line some serious cash.
Laptops and phones are valuables which should be in your carry on.
This is not the first time this has happened. I really don't get how dock workers can be so incompetent.
Because they are human and mistakes happen? It happens everywhere, like in a supermarket where it sometimes happens that a full cart of sodas get topped over, in a bakery a full bag of flour dropped to the floor.

It is not that this happens on every cruise. Whatever industry you are in, there are mistakes made when humans are involved. Also by competent people.
 







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