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Old 08-24-2006, 12:53 PM
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I'm a non-US citizen, and wondered how long it will take to board? The last time I cruised the lines were very long
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:13 PM
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As long as you have a passport or other proper documentation (check with the cruiseline as to what you need) the boarding process should not take any longer than if you were a US citizen. But if your comment was to the long line in general, the wait time depends on a lot of things. My advise is to show up early. You will have to wait until they start boarding, but if you are near the front of the line, once they start you can be right on board. If you show up after they start boarding and after the line has formed you will most likely wait longer that if you just showed up an on or so before they are supposed to begin boarding.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:16 PM
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thanks, Jim.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:03 PM
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Don't forget to complete our funpass information online before boarding...this may help things go smoother. I'm not an experienced cruiser (yet!)but I was impressed how fast the lines moved.

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Old 08-27-2006, 06:03 PM
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I am a Canadian Citizen and have travelled with Carnival 4 times now. In the post 9-11 world, it is a requirement to have a passport for all people who are entering/re-entering the US.

We clear US Customs before we even board the aircraft in Toronto, when we arrive in Miami, it is just like a USA domestic flight. As long as you have your passport and funpass filled out, you will be through the line like everyone else.
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:23 AM
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Thanks everyone - any other advice for a cruiser from Scotland?

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Old 08-28-2006, 11:55 PM
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Unless you are going to Alaska and maybe even then.. Get some "Heavy Duty" Sunscreen

If you are light skinned the Sun in the Caribbean and Gulf will burn you fast and before you are aware.

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Old 08-30-2006, 09:37 AM
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Hey IslandCruz,
I might be getting a little off subject from the original post, but is the sun really stronger down there? I burn easily and I live in the south.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:48 AM
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Hey Rhonda Gal,
Yes is stronger down there. I live in the south and at the beach too and burn easy also. If you are going to do any water activities, snorkel etc. I can reccomend "Bullfrog" brand sunscreen, it is the only one I have found that truly is waterproof.

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:33 AM
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Don't think I can get that here - will bring something else, instead.
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