We are first time cruisers and have booked an S category suite for an Alaska cruise. We realize this provides for priority embarking and disembarking. We are also considering booking some port excursions on our own. I have read that those people that have booked excursions with the cruise line, because of schedules, disembark first at ports.
A few questions with all this considered:
Does the priority embarking priviledges superceded excursion embarking?
With itinerary stating arrival at 8 AM, at what time can we expect to be on the dock and ready to go?
With departure time at 6 PM, what time do we have to be back to board the ship?