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Old April 29th, 2004, 12:21 AM
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If you choose to carry your luggage off, I was told that those persons are called off the ship first and rather very early. Anybody have info on this? Thanks, Paul

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Old April 29th, 2004, 01:04 AM
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If it's available, you keep your luggage in your room the night prior to debarkation. Don't put it in the hall. It occurs sometime arounds 8am. To take part, you must be a US citizen with nothing to declare to Customs. You must be able to remove all of your luggage by yourself. In some cases, you might need to navigate elevators/escalators with your bags.

The program is run by the Customs Service [not Carnival]. As such, certain ports don't have it. And the possibility exists that the program...which existed for your ship LAST week and NEXT week....won't exist for YOUR week.



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Old April 29th, 2004, 04:47 AM
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It was available to us at Port Canaveral on our last cruise. Terrific improvement over previous procedure. You must be able to carry your own baggage but I don't recall anything about being US citizen. On prior cruises we sat around until about 10:30 to disembark. Last cruise we left our room at 7:30AM and were walking up the ramp in the parking garage at 7:45AM.

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I was wanting to do this after my 5-10-04 Sensation sailing. We could have done it from the Holiday in New Orleans after the 4-19-04 sailing, but chose not to. I will let everyone know after we return how it was in Tampa.

Now, if we can just get through the next 11 days!

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Who would you check with to see if its available? The port?
You can roll rather than carry your own luggage, right?

And going a bit further...if I am not able to carry of my own luggage, how long should I assume this process will take? Any suggestions on what time to book my flight going home?

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