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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:24 PM
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Default Baltimore debarkation

Does anyone have any insight into a time it takes to get off the ship in Baltimore. We dock at 8AM..I was speaking with a shuttl e company and they said it takes up to 4 hours to get off. They said they usually don't let anyone of until after 11. Our flights are booked, so this may be a problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanx.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:51 PM
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I have never debarked in Baltimore, but I can tell you that on the many cruises I have been on that the cruise line priortizes passengers with colored tags. They ask everyone to wait in the public areas of the ship until they are called. The earlier your flight leaves, the more quickly you get off. So if your ship gets in at 8:00 a.m. and your flight doesn't leave until 4 p.m., you'll be in the last group to leave the ship. That's also true for passengers with post-cruise plans in the city at the end of the cruise.

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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:05 PM
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J That was what we always found. I called a shuttle, limo service to pick us up. They were the ones that said no one got off until after 11. That really seems excessive to me. Maybe it is just an isolated incident; let's hope so since we have a 1PM flight.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:39 PM
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We were on the Galaxy last October. The ship always seems to get in late due to head winds back to Baltimore. We arrived at the dock at 9:30 AM. By the time immigration officers boarded it was after 10 AM.

The night before the concierge desk called to inform us that we and 16 other cabins would be escorted through the immigration process. Leaving all our luggage in the room and would be a special pick up the next morning.

If it were not for the concierge we would have missed our flight. We had 1 hour at the airport to go through security and board and that was with a shuttle I called from our cell phone for a reservation.

Make your flights later in the day if possible. Don't take chances out of Baltimore.

Our friends that were driving back to New Jersey did not disembark until Noon and that cuts it very short for flights around noon to 1 o'clock, and they had priority disembarkation.

Not sure about the rest of the pax when they got off.

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Old February 4th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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If you book your air independently, by all means, book late afternoon. I remember that if you book thru Princess, you have to take what they give you. . . no choice in the matter.

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