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atti2d877 04-04-2008 03:37 PM

Caribbean Princess docks back to Ft Lauderdale port at 7am. Is breakfast available that final morning before disembarking?

Thanks!

Dave 04-04-2008 03:51 PM

Absolutely! Just because the ship arrives at 7am doesn't mean you'll be able to leave at that time. It is usually 60-90 minutes minimum before the first guests are cleared to debark.

Breakfast will be available in the main dining room and in the buffet restaurant. I strongly urge you to use the dining room, since it won't have frantic passengers rushing around and you'll have a nice sit-down breakfast as one of the last memories of your cruise.

RichC 04-04-2008 05:29 PM

Here's a typical disembarkation schedule (this one's from the Grand Princess but there all similar)
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f-mattox 04-04-2008 05:53 PM

I just want to echo Dave's comment about the dining room. Do yourself a favor and avoid the Horizon Court that last morning. You can have a nice quiet, relaxed breakfast to start your hectic day.

Berick1234 04-04-2008 09:18 PM

Yes, by all means, go to the diningroom...they usually open an hour or so earlier than normal just to accommodate anyone that wants to eat early....if you have a late flight, take your time and enjoy yourself while everyone else is running around like a headless chicken....Happy Sailing...

Bob E

Dave 04-05-2008 07:59 AM

I'll admit that on our first few cruises we played the breakfast buffet game on that last morning. Then came a time when I suddenly decided to use the dining room. What a revelation.

It is hard to understood why so many people go breathlessly rushing to the buffet on the debarkation morning. They scurry around looking for a table while their food gets cold, people are yelling and tense, and they stuff the food in as though it was their last meal. They think they are saving time but they aren't.

RichC 04-05-2008 10:09 AM

I guess most of the people get there late in the morning. We're there early & never had any problems on any of the Princess ships and I'm not exactly the type of person that likes crowds. We enjoy the buffets more so as we can take exactly how much we want & not depend upon the waiters. Even the mornings we go to the dr, we wind up at the buffets for something to pick on.

f-mattox 04-05-2008 10:28 AM

When you say early, you must mean like when it's still dark outside. I'm not that much of an early bird.

I've found the dining room pretty useful for breakfast on port days too, if your excursion departure times permit. The buffet can be pretty much as Dave describes on port days too.

RichC 04-05-2008 11:16 AM

If it's dark at 5:30 AM - then yes. (at home) It seems that since I retired I'm getting up earlier than when I worked. On cruises I usually head up to the buffet even before they're open, have a Danish, coffee, juice & get my wife's coffee & juice & head back to the cabin to get her for breakfast.

f-mattox 04-05-2008 11:35 AM

What a considerate husband! I got up every day at 3:30 for 19 years on my last job; now that I"m retired, I sleep in! Although I do like getting up early for some ports.


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