My documents say my boarding time is 1pm but I've heard other people say they got to the ship at 10 am or so. Why do you suppose my boarding time is so late? Perhaps to stagger in the travelers?
We always try to be there before 12:00 when the departure time is 4:00. The documents say boarding is at 1:00 but we have never had a problem boarding early. We like to find our cabin, drop off the carryon bags, and get a cheeseburger and fries on the pool deck to watch all the passengers arrive.