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Old 06-24-2011, 02:01 PM
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Can you board before the scheduled tim on your sea pass? for example it says boarding time at 2:00 but can we show up around noon and get on the ship?
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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Absolutely!

Usually, depending on whether or not the ship arrived on time and received clearance from customs, the cruise line will begin boarding around 11:00 to 11:30 am.

I personally show up as early as possible because I can't wait to get started. I have been on the ship as early as 10:45 before.

Good luck,

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:13 PM
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Same thing Wheels stated. We have been on board as early as 11:00am and never later than 12:15pm. Get there early and enjoy the excitment...free juice, coffee, and cookies!!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Yes, you can board prior to the time listed on your SetSail pass. However, keep in mind that your stateroom won't be ready until at least 1:30 or so. With that in mind, your carry on bags will have to remain with you until you can get into your room.

I wasn't sure if you were planning on bringing a bag to carry onboard the ship, but I would definitely recommend it. In that, I would put at the very least a swimsuit, your evening attire for dinner that first night, and any medication you need throughout the cruise, on the off chance your checked luggage gets lost. The reason I mention putting your evening wear for that first night in your carry on is that there's a chance your luggage might not get delivered in time before you have to change to go to dinner in the dining room.
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