We go early. We are usually at the port by 11 and having lunch before 12. We wear our swimsuits under our clothes (we stay somewhere local the night before) so if the weather is perfect, we have a drink of the day in hand and the sun starting our tans. We cheat and check to see if our rooms are done early too. So far, we've been lucky. We're going early again this time as I'll be more than ready to get that vacation going!