Originally Posted by green_rd
There is more involved in embarkation than boarding the ship - such as setting up your onboard account - Carnival is not set up to do that. My one visit to Key West we docked at the Navy base, another ship was tendered off shore (don't remember which one). In either of those cases you might not even be able to get to the ship.
Never thought about that! But how do others meet and get on a ship when they "miss the boat"?