577. Delay of voyage.

In the absence of any warranty, a passenger may not insist that a voyage is to begin at the advertised or agreed time, but he has a right of action at common law for unreasonable delay1 either in the time of sailing or in the prosecution of the voyage, and the shipowner may be liable to an inconvenienced passenger for such damages as are the reasonable consequence of his default, unless he has contracted to be liable to a greater or lesser extent