I always hear about the self debarkation, how does that work? Does Carnival let early flights off first?
Hi CruiseDad, It means you will have to carry your luggage off the ship yourself. They usually call this group first for debarkation after the ship is cleared.
I am not certain, but I don't think the flight times are taken into consideration for this method of debarkation as to any order.
Another option is to go to the Info Desk with your flight Info and request an early Debarkation number for your luggage tags, and let them carry your luggage. The luggage should be placed in the the front section of the cruise terminal.
I agree with llev80 that it is cutting it close for any unforeseen delays. The normal would be just fine though.
Carnival does recommend the flight be no earlier than 11:30AM as is stated here.