We are taking a family reunion cruise -- RCI Philadelphia to Bermuda in July. We are all locals, so we will book a shuttle to and from the port. I'm trying to figure out what time to tell the shuttle to pick us up when we arrive back to Philadelphia. Does anyone recall about what time it is when you finally disembark and gather all your luggage? When are the first groups off the ship? The last groups?
Generally, disembarkation starts within a couple of hours after docking. From first tags called to last is probably a couple of hours also. Ask the shuttle company, they may have had similar pickups and could advise you. Maybe you could arrange a tentative time, and call them once you return?
a lot depends upon you. Do you want to get off the ship early or be one of the last ones off? On average it takes about 2-3 hours for all passengers to be off the ship. Your best bet would be to have your cell phone handy and give your shuttle company a call once you start disembarking and let them tell you when and where they will pick you up.