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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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We need information on back 2 back cruises. What happens when you finish your first leg of the cruise? Do you keep your same cabin? Do you have to get off the ship and go through embarkation again? Do you have to set your luggage out the night before? If you are going to be in a port all day and it doesn't leave until 10 pm are you allowed to get off the ship once you have signed in. I hope these questions make sense. Thanks for your help.
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You cabin is the one you choose at the time of booking. You can have the same cabin for both legs of the b2b if it is available for both legs at the time of booking.
After the end of the first leg you will go through immagration. This is done very quickly and you don't take your luggage off the ship.
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Hello Everyone,
We need information on back 2 back cruises. What happens when you finish your first leg of the cruise? Do you keep your same cabin? Do you have to get off the ship and go through embarkation again? Do you have to set your luggage out the night before? If you are going to be in a port all day and it doesn't leave until 10 pm are you allowed to get off the ship once you have signed in. I hope these questions make sense. Thanks for your help.
B2B's are 2 separate cruises in almost every respect.

If you book the same cabin for the 2nd leg that's the easiest because you don't have to do anything with your luggage or packing up on the last night or anything. You even have access to your cabin all day on embarkation of the 2nd leg even though the rest of the cabins aren't usually available until after 1:30.

You should let your cabin steward know that you are on a B2B. If you have a different cabin for the 2nd leg they will help with moving your cloths to the new cabin but you may not be able to access it until 1:30 like usual.

You should also let Guest Services know that you are on a B2B. They will give you a letter the day before debarkation of the 1st cruise letting you know when and where to meet the next morning to be escorted off the ship, go through the checkin process and get your new S&S card. You may have to wait just a bit to reboard the ship, but it should be well before the embarking passengers get onboard.

Most everything on the ship is closed during this time and the Lido buffet closes around 9:30 after breakfast and doesn't reopen until close to 11am. You may be able to get some pizza though.

If you have purchased liqour on the 1st leg, it will be delivered to your cabin the last night of the cruise and you have it available during the entire 2nd cruise.
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Thanks for the information. You answered my questions.
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If you have purchased liqour on the 1st leg, it will be delivered to your cabin the last night of the cruise and you have it available during the entire 2nd cruise.
I've done quite a few b2bs and my most recent b2b on the Glory (April 2012) the liquor I purchased 1st leg was held until the end of the 2nd leg. If you want liquor for the 2nd round go to the duty free shop the last night of the first cruise, that way you can take your bottle(s) with you when you purchase them.

This was the first time this I have ever had my liquor held until the end of the second cruise.
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I've done quite a few b2bs and my most recent b2b on the Glory (April 2012) the liquor I purchased 1st leg was held until the end of the 2nd leg. If you want liquor for the 2nd round go to the duty free shop the last night of the first cruise, that way you can take your bottle(s) with you when you purchase them.

This was the first time this I have ever had my liquor held until the end of the second cruise.
Yes, they have 'wised up' to this advantage and won't deliver it after 1st leg, BUT all you have to do is wait until late on last sea day when they allow you to take it with you. OKGIRL: I've always had my 2nd cabin before I had to go to immigration. The cabin stewards will prepare the b2b cabins right away so that you can move as early as possible.
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I don't mean to hijack the thread and if I am..... someone just delete me and I'll start a new one.

How do you go about booking a back to back? Is it easier to use a TA or a company representative? Most of the cruise sites are not user friendly when hunting down back to back options are they?
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How do you go about booking a back to back? Is it easier to use a TA or a company representative? Most of the cruise sites are not user friendly when hunting down back to back options are they?
If you book it online yourself they will not be linked. You could call a Carnival rep and they could do it for you though. I'd recommend a TA.

By linking them you will receive the notifications on what to do on turn around day. Usually a B2B gift as well.
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How do you go about booking a back to back? Is it easier to use a TA or a company representative? Most of the cruise sites are not user friendly when hunting down back to back options are they?
I would also go to guest services on the first leg to make sure know they about the 2nd leg.
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