let me tell you you some better advice. get there at 10:30 am. they allow you to start parking then, and you are the first to board. we were on the boat by 11:30 at the new orleans port. by 1:30 the lines were soooooo long, and they did not board till 4:00. we did not have to wait at all. we took the holiday which has half the people as the conquest. GET THERE EARLY, NO LATER THAN 11:00. it was a very easy and simple process. have fun!