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Old 10-11-2005, 03:19 PM
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Our cruise on the Conquest leaves port on Sunday Dec 16 @ 6p.m. how early can you get to the ship that day before it leaves port

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Old 10-11-2005, 03:40 PM
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we have gotten onboard sometimes by 12 noon and other times by 2 pm it just depends on the last cruise passengers how fast they get them off, the biggest hold up is the pax that are foriegn they have to pick up thier papers and be cleared by customs before being released so it holds up the entire process if they do not get out of bed, and get it togeather, also if people owe monies on thier accounts on board holds up the process also so it really depends, on how early you get on to how smooth the debarking is with the last cruise
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:43 PM
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I just came off the Conquest on 10/9. We boarded at 12:45. Our getting off the ship wasn't so great. We did not get off the ship until 12:45!! This was way past the norm. We were told this was due to Customs! There were a lot of ****ed off people who missed flights,etc.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:51 PM
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Hi Julie... I wonder if we saw you on the Conquest.... I just got home on the 9th also... I got out of there at 8:30 doing the self assist thing! I highly recommend it. My friends didn't get off there til 1pm and their flight was at 4:30. They said everyone was getting mad between being hungry and thirsty..(some of the machine were being turned off???) What did you think of those first couple days????
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:14 AM
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Hi Slucca,
The first days were rough. My oldest son got sea sick for the first time. Luckily, I had brought Dramimine. Our cabin was on the 11th deck, so we felt a little more of the rough seas I think. I will self assist next time for our luggage. I wanted to, but hubby didn't think he could carry all our luggage off. We had more leaving than coming! Yea, a lot of people, including myself were ****ed at Carnival for not letting us off the boat. They did turn off all the machines, and there was no food or drinks. My kids were driving me nuts thirsty. After treating you nice all week, they treated us like we did not belong there anymore. They were rude, saying everything was closed..they even turned off the ice machines! Anyway, if I remember correctly, weren't you driving from Illinois? We met several people from that area. I met a girl named Melinda, and her boyfriend and met a funny guy named Don that was in that group too. Do you know them by chance. Don was always drinking in the casino. A real funny guy.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:37 AM
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Julie/SLUCCA... Are both Montego and GC tender ports? If we are wanting to do tours on our own thru Barrett or Captn Marvin, how much time should be allow for getting off ship. Can we do the early morning tour with Captain Marvin?
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:48 PM
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Jamaica is not a tender port. It is actually quite easy to get on and off the ship. G.C. is the only tender port. It does take a while to get on and off the tender boats. The people they let go on first are the ones who have paid tours through the cruise ship. After that, you get a number and they call you when it is your turn. We actually did not get off the boat until 9:30 am and at that time, there wasn't a long wait. Coming back is a little chaotic. If you do not want to be stuffed on the tender like a bunch of sardines, I would suggest catching the 2:00 boat back instead of the last one that leaves at 3:00. In regards to your question, yes, by all means allow some time to get on and off.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:47 AM
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Anyone else sailing on Nov 27th on the Conquest
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Old 10-15-2005, 08:18 PM
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Hi Julie,
the people you met weren't in my group but I think they were from our area. I know there was a group of like 16 that work together (my uncle knew some of them but I didn't). Funny thing is I saw a lady on the Lido deck with an Illinois shirt on and SWORE she looked so familiar. By the time I realized who I thought she was she was gone. I hope I run into her in Illinois again! I am sorry your son got sick.. I really thought I felt a little queasy. I am at slucca7157@aol.com if you want to email me instead of post here.. : )
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