May 21st, 2012, 07:34 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surprise, AZ
I was on another board this morning, and read that Princess is starting Staggered Boarding at the SEA terminal. I am not sure if this applies to only princess, or only that terminal, but I thought it was very interesting.
The post directed me to look at my Itinerary on Princess.com and sure enough there was a message below my itinerary stating this:
To ensure a smooth start to your voyage, we operate a staggered check-in
schedule. Please arrive at your scheduled check-in time as noted below,
determined by your deck and cabin number. Due to security regulations and very limited space inside the terminal, passengers arriving prior to their check-in will not be permitted to enter the terminal. Passengers may drop off their
luggage and will be asked to return at their scheduled time. Priority check-in
will be available for Preferred passengers within your allocated check-in time
once inside the terminal. All passengers must be onboard by 3:30 pm.
10:30 am - Caribe & Lido Decks / Cabins C101-C753, L201-L312
10:30 am - Fiesta & Sun Decks / Cabins F301-F315, S701-S714 (Golden Princess)
12:30 pm - Baja & Plaza Decks / Cabins B201-B751, P201-P337
1:30 pm - Aloha & Emerald Decks / Cabins A201-A749, E101-E733
2:30 pm - Dolphin Deck / Cabins D103-D737
I never recieved any type of notification, so If I hadn't read about it and gone looking I would have shown up bright and early only to wait a a few hours until it was our turn.
I am undecided myself how to feel about it, however my boarding time will be @ 12:30. If I was the 2:30 boarding I know I would be upset!
What do you think?
Golden Princess 9/8/2012
Carnival Elation 11/02/2009
Carnival Pride 04/24/2006
Carnival Pride 05/23/2004
Carnival Elation (I think) 1999