I noticed someone on the Carnival forum is leaving the same day as I am May 6th and they have the documents already but we have not recieved anything yet does RCCL take longer or should I be getting in contact with our TA? Is this something I should be concerned about this early?
No, don't be concerned... it is still very early. If you arranged air travel through the cruise lines, the docs tend to show up even closer to the cruise date. If you don't have them 2 week out, then I would begin to question it. Maybe a call to your travel agent. But, I would not expect them to arrive 6 weeks out.
RCCL sends them to your travel agent and your travel agent sends them to you. You should get them within two weeks prior to your sailing date. I aready got them 5 weeks prior and as late a 1 week prior to my sailing date.
Peter1 is resting comfortably after a check with travel agent and finding that they have had them for a day or so and are reviewing prior to mail or in my case, going down to get them so I can know we are sailing sooooooooooooooooon.
Now I am really excited but still have 12 sunsets and one glorious sun rise...
Sonny- What if you did not use a TA. I used the RCCL travel specialists. If I did not book airfair (which I didn't) how early do you think I may get them? My first RCCL cruise... for Carnival I know when to expect them and like you, I have seen them show up 60 days early to as late as 3 weeks before (never 1 week.. that would be stressful)
I was assuming we would see our Mariner cruise docs show up around the begining of May...
Jim- RCCL will send you the documemts instead of sending them to a travel agent, which means you would be getting about a week sooner because a travel agent doesn't have to mail them back to you. If I were you I would book my flight as soon a possible. Prices are never cheaper as the date gets closer. Check this out... www.farecast.com