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Old 01-16-2007, 07:11 AM
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Does RCCL have the express Debarkation like Carnival; where if you carry your stuff they run you off the ship in like 10 minutes?

I am wondering how to have my 14 year old daughter and her friend pack. They will need to carry their own stuff to get off if RCCL does that.
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I am not certain if it is done in every port, but on the Freedom Of The Seas last year they had the express debarkation - this in Miami. Believe it or not, some of those people made it to the airport and got earlier flights which were wheels up by 8:30AM or so.
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We just returned from Enchantment of the Seas in Ft. Lauderdale Jan. 15. We did self-debarkation carrying our luggage. The announcement came at 8:30 a.m. to begin debarking and we were outside by 8:50 a.m. and to the Ft. Lauderdale airport by 9:15 a.m. to easily make our 11:35 a.m. flight.
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Hi, maybe this is kind of late but I have to ask: Is this "express debarkation" for American citizens only? Or is it possible for Germans with a German passport to do also? I am a bit scared of the crowds while normal debarkation, so this would be nice for me to do.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:11 AM
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Express debarkation is just the process of getting off the ship.
Once off, you go through customs and immigration.
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I thought debarking was the removal of a dogs vocal cords. Disembarkation has truly been improved over the years but I think all they did was shorten the word.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:49 AM
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Oh, Chef Ken, you're hot today!

Now I'm really confused. I use to use "disembarkation" until I noticed Dave uses debarkation. So is one more correct?
I don't want to look like a boob in such austere company--
Mr. O, don't you dare!
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Either is correct. I prefer debarkation since embarkation and disembarkation sound so similar and can be confusing.
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I just read over the debarkation day Cruise Compass for our Freedom Of The Seas cruise . It goes on and on about the express debarkation, but doesn't state that it is only for U.S. citizens. As f-mattox says - everyone still has to go through Customs and Border Protection anyway.
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Originally posted by AnnKelley:
We just returned from Enchantment of the Seas in Ft. Lauderdale Jan. 15.
Ann, we were on the same cruise! I was escorting a family reunion group of 34 people. If you spent any time in Boleros, you saw members of my group there!

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