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Old June 18th, 2003, 08:48 PM
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Any advice on whether to do these forms on-line or not? Does it really save time when boarding or will they want the written form anyway? Thanks.
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HI Toley,
If they have the forms on-line, definitely fill them out, it should save time.

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Old June 19th, 2003, 03:37 PM
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We filled ours out online, and it saved a lot of time in line at the terminal. We were on the Grand Princess, and if you had not filled out the paperwork online, you did not get Express Check-in. We went straight to our cabin check-in, and avoided the longer line where they had to check to make sure you filled out all of the paperwork correctly.

We had to fill out the Bahamas and SARS forms there, but that was quick.

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Old June 20th, 2003, 04:24 PM
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Thanks.
Has anyone filled out the forms on-line with HAL? Was it worth doing?
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Old June 21st, 2003, 01:11 PM
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Please send me the forms.I am taking a Royal Carribean cruise on July 13, 2003. I would like to know also that Royal Carribean was in the news.Why???Please let me know if you have any information.
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Old June 21st, 2003, 03:57 PM
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Does anyone know how close to the sail date these can be done? I'm only two weeks away from embarkation. If HAL offers express check-in by filling them out on-line, that would be great. Thanks.
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 11:15 PM
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I think the point is that there's absolutely no downside to doing it online if you can. Why wouldn't you? It's easy and fast and you save a stamp.

I believe that with most lines, the form is available as soon as your booking number is in the computer. You access the form using your booking number as your ID.

Always a good idea to print a copy of the form once you've filled it out and bring it with you in case the computer has a nervous breakdown on sailing day.

Some, if not all the lines have a cutoff a week or two before sailing for doing them online. Check the line's website.

It isn't that you get express registration so much as that all check-ins go faster when everybody's got their act together. That makes for an "express" experience all around. You show your passport, hand them your credit card authorization and they hand you your key. It's not much more complicated than that.

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Old June 24th, 2003, 04:44 AM
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Anything I can do to get aboard faster works for me. Thanks.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 07:56 AM
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Toley,
I filled my forms out online and when I got my documents for the trip all the forms were already filled in. I think that is where it helps. You still have to turn in the hard copy maybe. This is my first time and I haven't checked in yet.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 10:30 PM
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Thanks, Joe. Interesting. What ship are you sailing on? Hope you have a great time.
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Old June 29th, 2003, 04:47 PM
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