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Old December 10th, 2001, 01:50 PM
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Default St. Thomas/Marten Immigration Question

Does anyone know if they are still requiring all passengers to show up early in the morning when the ship arrives at these ports. I had read a few weeks ago that it was required for all passengers before clearing the ship for disembarking. This was upsetting since we usually like to sleep late but the latest reports and reviews do not seem to indicate this is still required. (Golden Princess 2-9-02)

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Old December 10th, 2001, 05:23 PM
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This was not so in St. Martin , but was definately the case in St. Thomas only 4 weeks ago on Ocean Princess and again upon return to US on the last day.
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Old December 10th, 2001, 06:17 PM
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You must do the immigration walk thru in St Thomas. Just returned from Dawn . It takes a minute and then you can go to dining room, have a great breakfast ,and off to the beach.( Sapphire is good and not crowded). Enjoy!
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Old December 11th, 2001, 09:17 AM
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Get used to it - it will be an always thing. It doesn't take long and you certainly meet some very cranky passengers.
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Old December 11th, 2001, 09:54 AM
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I guess we'll see if it's a permanent thing. It wasn't that way for years and as security measures are refined it will probably become unnecessary.
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Old December 11th, 2001, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: What takes place ???

Exactly what takes place??????
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Old December 12th, 2001, 08:52 AM
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You receive notice in your stateroom of the time you should get in line. They look at your passport (or photo ID and birth certificate) and you are on your way. It is a very easy process and doesn't take long. U.S. passengers are in one area and non-U.S. are in another. EVERY passenger has to report even if you are not leaving the ship. This takes place each time you re-enter a US port (like St. Thomas and Florida). If people would just get over the idea of this being an intrusion they wouldn't get so bent out of shape. I heard people complaining that "Princess shouldn't treat people this way". Believe me folks it isn't the shipping line it is immigration!!
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Old December 12th, 2001, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: What takes place ???

You will get in what seems at first to be a very long line, however the whole experience , even from the end of the line , is over in just a few minutes. All they do is take a QUICK look at your ID , say hello, and you are on your way. Everyone MUST report as they do check off the names on the ships manifest.
Think of it as a wake up call at St. Thomas that gets you on your way to the beach or shopping.
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Old December 12th, 2001, 12:49 PM
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thanks
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Old December 12th, 2001, 09:54 PM
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Thanks Bill and mom,

We'll be well prepared for the early wake up call in St. Thomas!

mom, thanks for the Sapphire Beach recommendation, we've done Megan and Trunk Bay so looking for new beaches to explore...

Psee
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Old December 18th, 2001, 02:34 PM
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Still had to do it over Thanksgiving on Millie in St Thomas. Essentially it is a walk through the Theater wher you drop off your form which is then checked agaist the manifest. Took inside of 15 minutes but the process of going ashore was upheld by some who felt that the system was for others only and had to be paged repeatedly. Have a good trip JP
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