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mustang sally August 18th, 2011 09:11 AM

How early can I board??
 
How early can we board on Carnival Victory in San Juan? Is it a nice boarding terminal?

Mike M August 18th, 2011 09:54 AM

The rule of thumb is that check-in will start somewhere between 10 and 11 but you will not be able to board until around 11 or noon. Cabins are not available until somewhere around 1 p.m.

I would arrive around 11 - 11:30 a.m. and check-in. By the time you go through the check-in process you will "probably" be able to board.

These are all generalities and times can differ due to late docking or other reasons but they are basically the same for most ports.

Take care,
Mike

Donna August 18th, 2011 10:03 AM

I would also keep in mind, once you board, find your cabin and drop off your carry-on's and go to the buffet for lunch, you can get off the ship and explore Old San Juan, since your ship most likely doesn't take off until around 10PM or so. Just be sure to have your sign/sail card with you to get back on, you will actually need it to get off the ship too.

I would say, the terminal in Old San Juan is decent.

mustang sally August 18th, 2011 10:48 AM

Thanks Mike and Donna - that helps.

Lone Wolf August 28th, 2011 12:30 AM

Thanks for the info. This answered my question as well about boarding/check in times.

fun2cruiz August 28th, 2011 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1387875)
I would also keep in mind, once you board, find your cabin and drop off your carry-on's and go to the buffet for lunch, you can get off the ship and explore Old San Juan, since your ship most likely doesn't take off until around 10PM or so. Just be sure to have your sign/sail card with you to get back on, you will actually need it to get off the ship too.

I would say, the terminal in Old San Juan is decent.

But remember that staterooms are usually not available for passengers to occupy until about 1 - 1:30ish and usually the corridors are closed off to keep passengers from getting to their staterooms while attendants are trying to get all the staterooms ready for new guests. And for those that say they ignore this and drop off carryons before the staterooms are ready and accessible, you are risking personal items being stolen due to stateroom doors being open for the final cleaning and checking by supervisors (before passengers are given access) and anyone can come in w/out your knowledge during this "no stateroom access" time !


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