Originally posted by saublewater:
Well I guess it was more of an overall question. Thanks for both replies...it answered them all.
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.