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 09-15-2007, 04:46 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 64
Default
How much time before the ship leaves port does one have to embark? I'm not looking to cut it close...but what is a reasonable amount of time?

panabrite
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 05:37 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,767
Default
Most cruise lines require the passengers to be back aboard 30 minutes prior to departure. This can be 45 minutes at ports where you have to tender to the ship, where they will do their best to make sure everyone understands "the last tender departs at XX:XX pm".
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 05:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 64
Default
Thanks Dave
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 05:42 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,012
Default
It sounds like you are referring to initial embarkation. Most cruise lines want you checked in no later than 1 Hour prior to departure.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 06:27 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,767
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by saublewater:
Thanks Dave
As Cruise Fanatic notes, I may have misunderstood your question. Do you mean boarding the ship on embarkation day or do you mean in the ports-of-call?
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 07:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 64
Default
Well I guess it was more of an overall question. Thanks for both replies...it answered them all.

Thanks again,

panabrite
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 07:08 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,767
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by saublewater:
Well I guess it was more of an overall question. Thanks for both replies...it answered them all.

Thanks again,

panabrite
Although the lines will be gone if you arrive at the embarkation port an hour or so before departure, you will be missing out on almost a whole afternoon of cruise time. We get to the pier around 11:30 or so and usually are aboard before 12:30, which means we get to eat lunch at the Windjammer, have a drink or two, explore the ship, etc. Cabins are typically not available until after 1pm but almost everything else is in full operation.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 09:17 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,012
Default
That's the way I like to do it too. Get there earlier if possible.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 09:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 64
Default
We arrive in Philly at 7am...took the early flight out of Buffalo at 5:40am...we never sleep the night before a trip...and I'm sure you all don't either?

I'm sure we'll waiting for the doors to open at that time? lol

panabrite
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2007, 03:37 PM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,495
Default
Get on the ship as soon as you can...That's when the cruise starts:-)....get settled and then have a snack....as far as tours go...just don't miss the ship...booked tours will get you back in time...if you go on your own...well, that's another story....Happy Cruising..

Bob E
 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beaches available from ship ports? loves2fly Caribbean Port Chat 2 03-23-2009 05:58 AM
Time back on ship at ports? djones Princess Cruises 8 07-21-2007 03:49 PM
Ship docks at 7:00 am, what time can I leave ship RNBM Europe Port Chat 3 07-10-2006 11:43 AM
Time Zones on Board and at Ports of Call theotherchad General Cruise Chat 9 08-17-2005 02:24 PM
Embark Time nxxe Carnival Cruise Line 1 12-19-2003 10:29 AM


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 10:32 PM.

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