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tobytovar September 8th, 2012 10:43 AM

Back to back cruises.
On same ship back to back cruises with the same cabin will we have to disembark and get back on with a new sail and sign card? Also do you get credit for 2 cruises or one ?
Thanks for your help.

Mike M September 8th, 2012 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by tobytovar (Post 1445645)
On same ship back to back cruises with the same cabin will we have to disembark and get back on with a new sail and sign card? Also do you get credit for 2 cruises or one ?
Thanks for your help.

You will not have to "disembark" and go outside between cruises. You will go to guest services and they will issue you a new card.

You will also get credit for two cruises.

B2B cruises are fun. Especially if the itineraries differ. I am looking at taking Valor on a B2B. They have a nice 6 and 8 schedule that allows you to do Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Take care,

Kamloops Cruiser September 8th, 2012 12:01 PM

You will probably have to go thru US customs between cruises. They will give you a new sail pass card and letter as where to meet at what time. Then the staff will take you to customs and then escort back to the ship ,where you'll have a new picture taken for the new card. September 8th, 2012 12:37 PM

It depends on where your B2B takes place. In the U.S., they require you to go through immigration between the cruises, but it's not a big deal.

In Europe, it's different depending on the country. Some require, some do not.

But in none of the situation is it a problem - relatively quick and easy. Some are quicker and easier than others, depending on the cruise line.

And yes, you get credit for 2 cruises if the cruise line you're sailing on still counts cruises instead of days.


Waiting4acruise September 22nd, 2012 09:52 PM

I have done 2 b2bs in Galveston. We were escorted off the ship to customs. We were then escorted right back on the ship.

nighthawk65 October 2nd, 2012 10:12 PM

The way it was done on our B2B on the Inspiration in Long beach a couple of weeks ago was we had to wait in the atrium by the Guest Services desk until all passengers were off the ship, we were then escorted to customs and then told to go out to the VIP Check-in building to get our new S&S cards then had to wait until the VIP boarding for the next cruise. The procedure must vary by which port you are at.

There was a couple of issues which dragged the process on. They did not start calling out Zone Luggage Tags until 1000, and when we did get in the terminal to go to the ship the computers went down so we stood in the termial for about 30 minutes.

Not complaining just saying how they did it in Long Beach.

Happy Sailing,

Snoozeman October 3rd, 2012 01:14 AM

Easy process as others has stated. Just make sure that your reservation indicates a b2b, the ship should catch it but best that they know upfront. They will leave you instructions in your cabin on what to do.

BTW-there are some circumstances that you do not have to go through customs on turn around day even in the U.S. If doing one from Miami I try to book the first cruise with a US port prior to 1st debark (Key West or St. Thomas) then you don't have to do anything.

Sulross October 3rd, 2012 06:41 AM

Back to back
Getting ready in 4 days to do a back to back on the Carnival Magic out of Galveston. First week Western Caribbean and second week Eastern caribbean with Key West the first stop. Just did a back to back on the Triumph about a month ago. They are enjoyable.:D

mehawk October 3rd, 2012 01:34 PM

Have not done a back to back but I have done one week, took a week off, then returned the third week. Someday....

averrette October 4th, 2012 09:11 AM

We are doing B2B cruise for a Christmas cruise. Have done many cruises but never a back to back. Very excited about it. There are all different ideas of what will happen at the end of the first one and the beginning of the second one. We are just excited to be doing it and looking forward to it regardless of how it is handled. It has to be better than driving 6 hours to the port the morning of the cruise :)

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