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Old 03-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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My best friend got off the Allure this morning and said it took him 1-1/2 hours from the time he cleared his seapass card to the time he walked out of the terminal. I'm planning to change my flight home from 11:30am to 3:15pm just to make sure I don't miss my flight. He said they only had 4 agents checking passengers. I'd like to know if anyone else as heard anything about delays and long lines.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:20 AM
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One of my friends who disembarked Oasis of the Seas yesterday (Sunday) had a similar story. She was told to get off the ship at 9:00; that was delayed to 10:30. Customs/immigration took an hour, and then they had to wait an hour and a half for their rental car shuttle (despite numerous calls).
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:34 AM
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Something is going on with Customs at Port Everglades and it isn't recent. We had slow lines on the Liberty in December - on the Saturday turnaround between cruises. On our sister forum someone had problems on Saturday debarking a HAL cruise and almost missed their flight. Saturdays and Sundays seem to be the common factor.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:27 PM
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We were on the Allure 6 weeks ago and it only took us 15 min to get off the ship and out the door to get a taxi, and for embarkation maybe 20 min.
For the rock cruise in Dec we were out in about 20 min also.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:18 PM
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I don't want to start a political back and forth, but perhaps the budget sequestration is another factor.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM
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I agree that is a factor. I also wonder if there are more 3rd/4th berths booked as we are into spring break.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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I suppose I'll be experiencing the same pathetic government proficiency when I get off the Enchantment next month. It's hard for me to remember just how easy is was to travel before 911. All we need is another bump in the road with less agents to handle the large crowds of passengers.

Someone said: "Cheer-up...things could be worse"...
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I just noticed this thread but in Port Everglades in April (midweek) going through customs it was a snap. I suppose it was because were the only ship in port & if it had been the weekend things would have been much slower.
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Yes, it is all about the day of the week. I am not looking forward to debarkation on the Oasis next month. What has always been a breeze in the past because of the support given to that pier in Port Everglades will likely be absent because the officers can't work overtime for the weekend.
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Sequestration for sure.
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