We always get to the terminal on or about 12:00. I make sure that all of our documents are in order ahead of time, (via the computer/ Fun Pass), that way we zoom thorugh the line faster. My wife doesn't want to miss anything. So we usually board the ship about 12:45 or 1:00. This gives us time after we've boarded to check out our stateroom, have a "Drink of the day" and then go to the "Buffet", (maybe not in that order). Of course we like to meet & talk with other passengers prior to the "Bon Voyge" party.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978