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Old January 9th, 2004, 05:35 PM
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I was wondering when the best time would be to arrive at the dock and check in/embark? I know people have varying opinions on this, and I'd like to get a range of them. (The ship leaves at 4pm)

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Old January 9th, 2004, 06:12 PM
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Hi Jen,
I'd plan on arriving around noon if possible, have fun!

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Old January 9th, 2004, 08:37 PM
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Our ship left at 4pm and we got there about 11:30am...the earlier the better to beat the lines! We got on the ship by 12:30pm and were asked not to go to our cabins til 1:30 to allow the stewards time to clean them. But they had a buffet lunch all set up for us while we waited.

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I would get there by 11:00 if possible. You can beat the lines plus get a good feel for the ship before it gets crowded.

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The Celebration pamphlets say that boarding is from 1330 hours on. Will they let you board as early as 1200 hours.?

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Old January 10th, 2004, 08:07 AM
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Yes, you can get their at about 11 and get right on! THe only thing they ask is you don't go to your cabin until that 13:30 time or 1:30pm.

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usually between 11am and noon is a good time to arrive at the port terminal.
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We don't even get off the plane in Miami until 11:50 AM and we have shuttle service so hopefully they won't leave us.

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