i hope i can help on a few points. First off i would go to Celebrity's web site you might find a lot of what you are looking for there. I think the earliest dinner reservations are 4:00-4:30 pm in that range. What are your ports-of-call? we can make some suggestions if we know where you are going. Informal attire usually means nice slacks and a collard polo-type shirt for dinner. Semi-Formal would be jacket & tie. The cruise ships have specified embarkation times, check with your Travel Agent on this one. The ship will get you to the airport in plenty of time for your morning flight, i would suspect that you would be off the ship by 7am no later than 8am.
I'm not worried about at what time I eat in the speciality restaurant, I'm more interested in finding out out how I can best ensure I can get a reservation at the restaurant as I understand the get booked v. quickly.
Calling at St. Croix, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua & St. Thomas
I believe Celebrity has formal, informal and casual evenings. I'm happy with the dress code for formal and casual, but was looking for ideas on informal ! (Still need a tie etc?)
Scheduled to leave San Juan at 11pm, but I've heard people boarding as early as 11am, is it worth boarding this early, or would it be best to arrive around lunchtime, or mid-afternoon ?
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hmmm now you have got me thinking that "informal" just might mean a sportsjacket and tie?? San Juan is a great city, take the time to do a little exploring since you aren't leaving until late at night. You can hit the beaches if you want, take a walk through Old San Juan - head out to the fort and watch the other ships come in. Hit the hotel casinos. Regarding the specialty restaurant your best bet would be to visit the Maitre'D' right away after you board to make your reservations. When in St. Thomas the overwhelming favorite thing to do is to take the water taxi over to St. John's island and spend the day at the beach.