I am wondering if it is better to arrive at the pier early or late to have a better chance at an upgrade, or if it makes a difference. We have a 6A gty. The back of my sign and sail just says TBA89. We we assigned our room in Feb. at the pier, had a 6A gty then, and no upgrade. Thanks for you help.
Thats good news - I have heard of terrible embarkation processes that take hours. I'll keep my fingers crossed that mine is smooth.
BUT.... then you just hang out on the ship for a few hours until you actually leave port? My situation is that I am leaving out of New York City and would love to check in and then maybe have lunch in the city or maybe do some shopping. Should I go early (like noon) get all checked in, check in my baggage and then can I get off the ship?
Sorry if this is an obvious answer here, but I just want to make sure.
Thanks as always!
Victory, here I come!! - October 2, 2004
I would NOT do that if I were you! Once you're on the ship, stay there. You'll have to go through the re-boarding thing if you get off, and I'm not even sure that you'll be allowed off once you board. The buffet will be open for lunch on the ship (but not the shops), and you'll have to hand over your large luggage (can't take it on with you) when you board and wait for it to arrive at your cabin. You'll also have to set up your shipboard credit account (Sign & Sail) and unpack, once your luggage arrives. There's always a "party" going on up on the Lido Deck. I would definitely not risk getting off and going into the city for anything...you might not make it back in time.
They will serve you lunch
We got to the port by 11:15 and we were eating lunch by 11:45 and up on deck enjoying a foo foo drink by 12:30
just take a carryon with stuff you may need for a couple of hours
they told us to stay out of the cabins til 1
and our luggage was probably delivered by 3
roam around the ship and aquaint yourself
find a deck chair and enjoy the people and music
or eat all afternoon
your vacation has started !!!!!