So to impress upon our readers just how serious a problem this is, we’ve embedded a number of videos of real people getting left at the port. These individuals are called “pier runners” because they literally run to the pier in the hopes of getting on before the gangway is removed. Some become pier runners because their private excursion returned late. But most are because they either didn’t know the all-aboard time or because their arrogance told them the ship wouldn’t possibly leave without them.
Please watch all these videos because we don’t want you to get stranded at port. And one more thing that might motivate you not to become a pier runner – you will be heckled. Bad.