Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 04:50 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Default
Does anyone have any advice for back to back cruies, specifically day of disembark/embark. Is there time to go to Kennedy Space Center on this day? Do you need anything for reboarding other than your passport and cruise forms?

Thanks!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:01 PM
DSR DSR is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Posts: 268
Default
My daughter (16) and me - Did back to back cruise in August of 06. 'Never again'. It's alot to pack and unpack. I would do a longer cruise - but never back to back again. Our 1st cruise was Carival - 2nd Royal Caribbean. By the 2nd cruise we were just ready to come home.


When are you thinking about going?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:15 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
Usually back-to-back cruises means two consecutive cruises on the same ship in the same cabin. No wonder you said "never again"; I got tired just reading your post.
There was a recent post that mentioned this was a good way to save on airfare--fly once, take two cruises--but on two different ships on two different cruise lines, the paperwork alone would be exhausting.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 07:48 PM
Sonny V's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,906
Default
Hello Fam4, welcome to Cruise-Chat. You could check to see if the ship offers an excursion for Kennedy Space Center. That would tell you if you have enouugh time to do it on your own. Back to back passengers will be taken to the terminal to get their new seapasses. you will need all your cruise documents when you do this. It's really simple. Once you have your seapass you can come and go as you please just like any other port.

f-mattox, I was the one who posted saving money on the airfare. What paper work? Our paperwork is made out before we start cruising. We'll be on the Enchantment for only 5 nights. Then we just get off the ship in Ft. Lauderdale and take a cab to the Port of Miami and board the Liberty. I like the thought of being on two different ships. Being on one ship for more than 10 day is a bit too much for me. We will be taking 4 suitcases any will only open one while on the 5 night cruise. Airfare is over $500 every time we cruise out of any Florida port. If I lived in Florida or close enough to drive to a port, I'd have more that 34 cruises.

Sonny
__________________
Sonny
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 12:28 AM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
Well Sonny, you surely made it sound a lot easier than DSR; but then with your experience you would know how to make it work.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 04:05 AM
oppis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wuppertal, Germany
Posts: 1,769
Default
We just came back from a back2back on the Radiance. We had the same cabin, sp no pack and unpack. We´ve got the new seapass the day before we arrived in Ft. Lauderdale in our cabin, together with a card that we are b2b guests and a custom declaration form. The 3rd purser escorted us at 10.15am to the terminal, no problems with customs and we had to wait for a while, until we were allowed to enter the ship with the new seapasses.
People who wanted to make a tour, were allowed to leave the ship earlier, but had to check in with their new seapasses when they came back from their tour to the ship.
__________________


  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 04:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 226
Default
When you take back-to-back cruises on the same ship do you get a repeat of such things as menu, shows, and other shipboard activities?

I am assuming that the ports of call are different.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 06:18 AM
Sonny V's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,906
Default
The menu, activities, will pretty much be the same. The ships singers and dancers shows will be the same. There may be a change in the hired entertainers that go from ship to ship. This is another reason is think doing a back to back on two different ships is appealing. It's more of a hassle to lug your luggage to another ship like I'll be doing in October, but I'll have another week that will be totally different. Oppis brought up an interesting fact about the new seapass cards for back to back passengers. RCCL is adding new things that many of us haven't learned of yet. I love the open booking plan where you keep a booking number for up to 3 years and get your onboard credit for what ever cruise you decide to take.

Sonny
__________________
Sonny
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 10:27 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Default
Thanks to all that replied w/ info and advice. We're actually cruising in 2 weeks, so I'm pushing it on time with figuring out the details. We're doing Western then Eastern Caribbean, so we're expecting some of the same events, but there is so much going on, I figure we'll be able to see it all without exhausting the kids and grandparents. Assuming we can just disembark the Mariner as soon as it gets into port without too much fanfare, except customs?
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2007, 10:41 AM
Sonny V's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,906
Default
Fam4, at least you'll be on one of the best, if not thee ship in the fleet. You're right about missing alot of the activity the first time around. Plus, you will have a whole new itiniary on your second cruise. It's the only way I'd consider a back to back on the same ship. You'll feel great at the end of the first cruise knowing you don't have to get off the ship.

Sonny
__________________
Sonny
 
Closed Thread

Tags
back, caribbean, consecetive, cruise, cruises, cruising, crusies, lines, paper, royal, ship, ships, taking, tips, work

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
back to back cruises chris 2486 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 05-30-2008 06:02 AM
Back to Back Spirit Cruises DreamTeam Carnival Cruise Line 6 03-15-2008 04:58 AM
Back to Back Cruises peter l Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 9 09-24-2007 10:04 AM
Back to Back RCCL cruises Lil' Lori Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 7 06-28-2007 12:10 PM
Back to Back RCCL cruises Lil' Lori Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 4 05-04-2006 02:30 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:50 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2