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Old 12-22-2009, 04:28 PM
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I am curious about guests on board.

I hear the announcements that this is the last call for guests to leave the ship.

How does one go about getting permission for a non passenger to come aboard prior to sailing?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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It's difficult...very difficult...if not unlikely. The guests they refer to are typically travel agents who are touring the ship as part of their studies or, less likely, travel writers (as I used to be) getting a guided tour. Even among these groups, it takes preparation, pre-clearance, and strict security measures, and has become more difficult than in the past, even with strong credentials. The days in which pax could invite friends onboard are long, long gone.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:10 PM
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The days in which pax could invite friends onboard are long, long gone.
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In addition some of the Guests that are being given last call are not really Guests. They are outside vendors and technicians that come aboard to do various things.

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:58 AM
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I think its a good thing that only paying guests are allowed onto the ship, then there is a 'mystery' surrounding what the inside of the ship really is like, No matter how many videos or photos I've seen of ships I've sailed on its truly amazing to pull up in a taxi at the pier and see the huge ship waiting for you. Getting inside and seeing every single bit of the ship is an AMAZING feeling.
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We were told the "guests" that that page was for are nearly exclusively vendors/delivery people. Our nephew got married on RCCL at about 11 a.m. in the port of Miami (ship didn't sail until 5 p.m.) and was advised only ticketed passengers could board the ship.
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