Back from the Independence. We drove through the port gates at 11 a.m. DH dropped me off with luggage while he parked car. The check in was so fast that I was running to keep up. By doing it by deck makes things move along. Make sure you have your sign and sail pass signed and ready. Also the give you a paper that you have to fill out - a health certificate saying that you hadn't been sick. We were eating in Windjammer by 11:40. At one we went to check our room and our luggage was sitting outside. Unpacked and ready to enjoy cruise by 1:30. Really enjoyed room on starboard side of ship with balcony.
Have a wonderful cruise.