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Old 04-28-2009, 08:03 AM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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The 9:30 time is meeting time. The ship has to clear customs, so you may be at the pier by 9:00 a.m., with people getting off the ship at 10. A ships tour may meet in a lounge or Studio B, get some instructions on what to expect, and be first off the ship when the doors open. You could most likely meet 10 minutes before departure, but then the "always lates" would not have that 15 minute buffer zone to wander in. Hence, the half hour discrepency between arrival in port and the start of the tour.
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