Originally posted by PA Steve Rocky Mount:
Get there as early as you want. Don't forget, the day you board is ythe first day of your cruise! The last day they'll feed you breakfast and throw you off! So get on board as soon as you can. They almost ALWAYS start boarding as soon as a crowd starts forming...usually about 11:30. Lunch is being served in the buffet and the pool is open. Don't pack your suit...put it in your carry on stuff...that way you can change and go to the pool regardless of when your bags arrive!
Steve's right, you want to make the most of your 1st cruise day. I took my swimsuit in a carry on bag. The first thing we did was head to our room to change and then we headed to the pool for steel drums, boat drinks, and watching the boat leave Port Canaveral. A ton of fun!
Also Island Cruz thanks for the advisory post, I will use the info when we go on our next cruise!