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Old January 17th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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I am curious...if you are staying on the same ship do you get to keep the same room and do you get to stay on the ship when everyone else disembarks? I would hate to think of having to pack up and go thru the whole process again?
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Got to keep the same room and did not have to pack up, but was told for security reasons had to get off the ship clear customs then was allowed back on (Was allowed right through VIP as the first people on and no line).
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If you want to do B2B and keep the safe cabin, you have to book it that way. Our first B2B we had to move, and though the staff helped move everything, we still had to pack some it, and get organized for the move.

After that we kept the same cabin by booking early enough.

Since then we've chosen to do different ships, and different lines for our back to backs. We find it's worth packing, leaving, and boarding a new ship.... go get a different ship, different menus, and different entertainment. Those are the only drawbacks to B2B on the same ship.
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We have done B2B both ways....

same cabin and moving to another cabin.

Last week, we only had to move next door (and the cabins had adjorning doors) so that was no big deal.

But I would get the same cabin.

You will have 2 separate booking numbers. And it will count as 2 cruises.

You will get a letter the night before that instructs you to come to the Purser's desk around 10am.

A Purser will walk you off the ship....through Customs and right back on the ship.

While every port may be a little different....we have done this in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and New Orleans and every time it took about 10 minutes...tops.

You have to give the Customs Agent your completed Customs card for the last cruise.

When you get back on board....around 11:30am (after the ship has been cleared by Customs to receive new guests)...you go to the Purser's Desk to get your new Sail and Sign cards.

You will have about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to roam the ship with only staff and crew onboard. That is kinda neat.

Another note....room service, pizza, buffet etc (no food service) will be available from 9AM - 11:30AM....so MAKE SURE you eat a good breakfast that morning.

I brought some box cereal back to the cabin for my son just in case he got the munchies.

In the future...I will only do a B2B with the same cabin.

The only reason we changed last week...is that we went from an OV to the Cat 12 Penthouse Suite!!! woo hoo!!! (loved that jacuzzi)
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