I have always arrived at the port around 11 and been on the ship by 12 and enjoyed my vacation a few hours longer. We just recieved our packets for our 3/25/07 sailing on the Explorer and there is a BIG ORANGE CARD THAT READS "BOARDING TIME ALERT!
It says due to increased security for all passengers please do not arrive at the port before 1 pm. It says due to regulated capacity limits officials may "deny access" to terminal building to those arriving prior to clearance of the past cruise.
Has anyone got this card and ignored it? I hate to miss my three hours of free cruise time.
Costa Americana 8/1982 (with parents)
NCL Starward 7/1983 (with parents)
NCL Seaward 12/1983 (with parents)
NCL Norway 6/1984 (with parents)
NCL Starward 8/1984 (with parents)
NCL Norway 6/1985 (with parents)
RCCl Song of the Norway 12/1985 (with parents)
NCL Norway 7/1986 (with parents)
Carnival Ecstasy 3/1992
Carnival Celebration 6/1996 (our wedding)
Carnival Sensation 7/1997
RCCL Soveriegn of the Seas 5/1998
Carnival Sensation 3/1999
Carnival Fascination 5/2000
NCL Norway 6/2001
Carnival Imagination 8/2004
Carnival Sensation 6/2006