We are sailing out of Seward, AK on the Dawn Princess; the ship leaves at 10:00 p.m. Does anyone have any idea when we can board the ship? I am still waiting for my paperwork from Princess and need to book some accomodations now. Thanks a lot!
We took the Spirit out of Seward on the 11th of July. We were on the first bus out of Anchorage leaving there at 11:30. The trip is about 3 hours so we got to Seward at about 2:30 - 3pm. We had no problem boarding immediately. The people at the convention center in Anchorage did the pre-boarding stuff and we only had to pick up our Sail Away Card - Cruise ID card at the pier. We were supposed to depart at 9pm, but did not leave until 10pm (at least) We saw people boarding right up to departure.....
We embarked at Seward on the Ocean Princess in early evening, when our bus arrived traveling from Anchorage. My understanding is that Princess allows their passengers on their ships anytime after noon on day of departure. Check in is very effortless, just show your documentation and pick up your cruise card and you are on your way. Happy cruising, you will love it!
You can board after noon if you get to Seward on your own. If you are taking the bus or train ($60 dollars extra and they really push it)from Anchorage you need to go by their (Princess) schedule. They leave around 11 or 12 and take about 3 hours to get to Seward. We took the bus.