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 May 23rd, 2007, 02:34 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3
Default First Time Cruisers - Carnival Freedom Logistics

We are booked on the John Heald Blogger Cruise on the Carnival Freedom from January 19 - 26, 2008.

I am looking at airfare from LAX to Miami:

We are planning to arrive Friday January 18th. Does anyone have any good recommendations for lodging for that night in close proximity to the port?

The Freedom is scheduled to return to Miami at 6 AM, there are flights departing from Miami to LAX at 11:10 AM & 2:25 PM. Which flight should we book to return home to provide enough time? How long does it normally take passengers to disembark and find their luggage on such a large ship like the Freedom? Does this cruise offer early self disembarkation?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

TIA
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:46 PM
adias.angel's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 878
Default

Guess we will have to warm the freedom up for you We are going over new years eve.



Quote:
Originally Posted by farscape
The Freedom is scheduled to return to Miami at 6 AM, there are flights departing from Miami to LAX at 11:10 AM & 2:25 PM. Which flight should we book to return home to provide enough time? How long does it normally take passengers to disembark and find their luggage on such a large ship like the Freedom? Does this cruise offer early self disembarkation?
Most people are off the boat by 10ish but I would take the 2:25 flight just in case there are any delays on the water.

There is early self disembarkation but when we saw the crowd we thought forget it. You can actually do the self disembarkation at any time not just at the early time. Thats what we did and boy was it nice to just sit and wait for the crowd to clear out Carla
__________________
- Carnival Inspiration 3/3/07 - Grand Cayman & Calica
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:22 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3
Default Carla

New Year's cruise sounds like a wonderful time.

We appreciate the information. With over 3,000 passengers, we have no idea what to expect at disembarkation.

2:25 flight will be a lot less streesful in case of any delays.

Thanks and Happy Cruising.

Cheers!

Roy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
1st, arrive, carnival, cruise, cruiser, cruisers, discounts, disembarkation, freedom, give, inspiration, long, miami, port, recommendation, return, time

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Freedom cruisers? Daisy-Duke Carnival Cruise Lines 4 January 12th, 2008 03:01 PM
Carnival freedom/MIAMI best time to arrive? junebug457 Carnival Cruise Lines 4 November 14th, 2007 05:20 PM
Bording Time Civitavecchia Carnival Freedom migletizer European & Mediterranean Destinations 2 October 19th, 2007 06:06 PM
Boarding Time Civitavecchia Carnival Freedom migletizer Carnival Cruise Lines 1 August 25th, 2007 07:16 PM
Carnival Valor & 1st Time Cruisers LisaW Carnival Cruise Lines 4 July 26th, 2005 09:59 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 03:29 PM.
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