Self debarkation means that you can manage all of your luggage without assistance, and can carry it all off the ship when you leave. It is important to note that you have to handle it. No porters or other assistance is provided. In other words, don't try it if you have a bunch of luggage. The process is this: those doing self-debarkation don't place their luggage outside the cabin door on the last night. Instead they are responsible for getting all of their "stuff" off the ship on debarkation morning. When they call for you, you gather all your belongings and exit the ship. That is all there is to it. Those doing this on my Oasis cruise were off the ship and either driving home or at the airport by 7am.