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Old June 20th, 2006, 01:48 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the time limit is to be back on the ship from the different ports? Is it like 1 hr. before sailing, 30 minutes, or what?
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30 minutes at the latest. the lines get very long to get back on board. if i have to tender i panick and get back on the ship an hour before. no way am i going to miss the ship.
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Antron.........thanks for the answer. I'm going with a group of girls and some of them (most) have never cruised before. I know I've always been back to the ship hours before she sails, but I needed to let the others know what the cut off time was. I think I'll lie and tell them 45 minutes.....just so they won't miss the boat. I know a couple of them aren't very good when it comes to being on time.
Hey, they'll only miss the ship once......
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Hi criscomia,

I agree with Antron, we're always back at least an hour before sailing ! We'd rather miss something in port than miss the ship!

Be sure you and your friends set your watches to SHIP TIME; don't even look at the clocks in port! If there are any time changes you'll be notified in the daily paper and there will be a card left by your steward reminding you of the change.

No one wants to get a picture of their ship as it pulls away from the port !

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This will probably sound terrible to some, but here goes. We like to get a seat on the ship as we are getting ready to leave port. It is so funny to see people panic when they think they are late.

It is also fun to watch the drunks get back on. We had one guy this last cruise who was standing in Cozumel, and was so drunk he needed help walking. he had gotten off the ship by himself, or his friends had left him. We asked which ship was his, and with blurry eyes he looked up, and said the white one. there were only 4 white ones in port.


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Old June 20th, 2006, 11:23 PM
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agree with fern and antron get back 30 minutes before the ship leave
i also love to watch people get back to the ship by the skin of ther teeth
it is very funny
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That is some great advice..I love to people watch and this will be the creme de la creme to watch people in panic mode or drunk mode get back on the ship. Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to share it with my cruisemates!!
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Many people coming back will be in drunk mode. Carrying each other back on the ship is the funny part.

My ship leaves Nassau at 7 am. I won't be having that problem.
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you need to be ON BOARD 30 minutes before sailing AT THE LATEST. That means on board the ship, not on the pier. 1 hour is better.
If you are in a tender port you need to find out when the last tender leaves the pier and you MUST be on that tender.
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Thanks to all of you for the great answers.......I'm telling them 1 hour before scheduled leave time They won't have to worry about me, I'll already be on with front row seating.
The last 3 cruises I was on we always seemed to have the port side, which we have for this cruise, which always seemed to face the dock, and let me tell you the sights you see running down the dock at the last minute.
So don't feel bad Luanne, I've done the same thing and laughed my butt off a number of times. It's the best show of the day.
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I must agree. We went to Cozumel and the last tender was scheduled to tender at 4:15 p.m. Well........ We were back on by 1:30 -2:00 because 1 it was HOT!!! and 2 it was starting to rain. Which was fine with us. Our ship acutally started to move and a tender boat was racing towards the ship, I would just not take that chance. I would be back at least an hour.
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Glad there are some other sick and twisted souls here....we love the "OHMYGODTHESHIPISLEAVING" show at each port.

Actually saw one guy NOT make the ship...yikes....

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We were on the Conquest in Dec. and saw a group of people in Jamaica who were on the dock, messing with the Jamaican guy, and we were yelling at them to get on, and they still hung around. Guess what... we left them. What people don't realize is that these ships have to be on or about schedule, and they can't wait for crazes. Not only did they miss us then, they flew to Grand Cayman, and due to weather, we missed that stop. they finally caught up with us in Cozumel, and you've never heard such complaining in all your life. They were screaming at the officers in the Atrium, that they could have been picked up in GC, but if the Capt. had made an effort to pick them up, he would have put us, and the ship in danger, due to weather.

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We were on the Conquest in Dec. and saw a group of people in Jamaica who were on the dock, messing with the Jamaican guy, and we were yelling at them to get on, and they still hung around. Guess what... we left them. What people don't realize is that these ships have to be on or about schedule, and they can't wait for crazes. Not only did they miss us then, they flew to Grand Cayman, and due to weather, we missed that stop. they finally caught up with us in Cozumel, and you've never heard such complaining in all your life. They were screaming at the officers in the Atrium, that they could have been picked up in GC, but if the Capt. had made an effort to pick them up, he would have put us, and the ship in danger, due to weather.

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