Well, not knowing what time your ship is scheduled to leave port, we always do well by getting there at 11am for a 4pm departure
It gives us time to explore the ship, eat our first (of many) buffet lunch on board, acquaint ourselves with the cabin and ship layout, and most of the time even unpack (if the luggage gods have smiled on us) By the muster drill and then sail-off, we feel we are very prepared for our first night of fun fun fun!!!
It's a wonderful timeline for us!
Carnival Destiny - Mar 2005
Carnival Miracle - Mar 2006
Same Here! We always go around 11 a.m. One thing, put your bathing suits in a carryon if you want to use the pool. Your luggage won't be to your room right away and lose a day around the pool!!! Enjoy and I hope you have a wonderful cruise!!!
Carnival Dream March 2010
Carnival Freedom Feb. 2009
RC Grandeur of the Seas Oct. 2009
Carnival Liberty March 2008
RC Adventures of the Sea Feb. 2007
Carnival Liberty March 2006
Enchantment of the Seas June 2004
Monarch of the Seas March 2003
The Big Red Boat March 1997