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Old 07-25-2010, 07:05 AM
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Everyone goes through customs when returning from a cruise. When the ship docks it has to be cleared by customs. Once it's cleared they will start debarkation. The NCL Epic holds 4,100 passengers at double occupancy, more if triples and quads. That's a lot of passengers to disembark. Not everyone will do self-debark. You need to make sure you're in the first group to get off. That means you will need to be up early, have eaten breakfast, and have all your luggage ready to go for when they call the ship is cleared. I've been in lines that took 1-hr from the time I punched off the ship and got down to the cruise terminal. Then you'll have to get your taxi.