Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 01:35 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
Default Embarkation late? HAL

We are departing from Athens on the Rotterdam on October 22nd. This is our first time in Athens and want to see as much as possible. (Our flight is scheduled to arrive at 1:30 pm on the 21st.)

What is the latest they will let us on board? 6:00 pm is the listed departure time.

First cruise - so all advice is appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 5th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,842
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Can't believe no one answered this - the answer is - GO A DAY OR TWO EARLY!. If the ship leaves at 6:00, they should allow you to board up until then, but don't risk being late.

Actually, you can see the best of Athens in a few hours, it is called the Acropolis. Surrounding it is the Plaka shopping district, and the Agora. One full day is enough to see Athens, but with your schedule, I would just go to the Acropolis and that is it.

The problem is traffic can be terrible and by the time you get your luggage and make plans to get to the port, you won't have much time.
Also - taxis in Athens are tricky. They may not stop, are known to overcharge, and might go "the long way".

If the cruise lines offers an excursion, I recommend that. Otherwise, play it by ear. Get in a cab, go to the Acropolis, and plan to be in a taxi headed for the ship at least 90 minutes before departure (assuming the ship is at the usual terminal).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
america, barcelona, carnival, early, embarkation, hal, holland, late

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking Embarkation Advice on HAL Sailing (Ft. Lauderdale) beyerfred Holland America 5 February 2nd, 2008 01:40 PM
It has been reported that the Legend - late embarkation lhp Carnival Cruise Lines 1 September 15th, 2006 05:13 PM
Late embarkation Conquest 12/15 renfieldtwo Carnival Cruise Lines 3 December 14th, 2002 01:16 PM
Barcelona HAL embarkation day AJ European & Mediterranean Destinations 2 May 13th, 2001 09:12 AM
Barcelona HAL embarkation day AJ Holland America 2 February 25th, 2001 01:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1