If it makes you feel any better the previous boat heading to the west coast left October 7 so going directly to Bremerhaven probably wouldnt have helped. Typically the loads are determined a week in advance.
I am also on the boat, after dropping off in Paris on October 3. Not sure why AlpBMW's took so long. That one should have made the Oct 7 boat.
She is a little behind schedule but a few hours away from Southhampton to pick up the MINIS then on to Panama Canal. I got a tailing shot of the Topeka from a webcam as she pulled out of ZEEBRUGGE. That was fun. The obsession is starting and yes I did buy the iphone app to track her.