Hi, i can help with a couple of your questions.
The ferry boat to St.Johns took us 25 to 30 minutes. It is usually quite choppy in that area, so sometimes it can take a little longer to get there.
It is a beautiful island, but the one little shopping area is double the price of St. Thomas. The Eco hike and Island tour as both great excursions there, we have done them both.
Getting on and off at the two ports is quick and painless. They take excursion by groups, the rest just go off whene ver they want.
You will be required to take your photo ID and room card to be checked and scanned everytime you get on and off the ship. That is it.
Unless you tender at St. Thomas which they sometimes do. Then a tender boat will cone along side the ship and you will get off the ship and directly onto the tender boat. it will then take you to the shore and runs continuously all day long about every 10 or 15 minutes to take you back and forth to the ship and land.
Again, excursions will go off together and then others will be allowed to get off. If you do not have an excursion your Navigator peper will tell you when and where to go on the ship to get a tender ticket to get off the ship with.
At St. Thomas you must get up early and go to Customs in the Walt Disney theater. People with morning excursions go first, then later excursions, then everyone else. They like everyone to be done by 8 a.m.
because nobody can get off the ship until everyone has cleared customs, or atl teast that is what they say.
When you show customs all your ID and then your ushered out the back door, they will give your hand an invisible ink stamp. They will scan your hand for this stamp before you can get off the ship in St. Thomas.
Even at CC you will need to show your ID to get on and off the ship.
They do sell many different liquors on board at the Radar Trap. They will meet any price you can find on the islands, but it is my understanding they keep it for you until the end of the cruise, because your not suppose to open it on board.
They must let you bring at least wine on board because I have read there is a $15 corking fee at dinner if you supply your own wine.
Hope this helps ome.
I'm sure someone who knows more about the liquor quetions will answer you soon,
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How high is a cat 6 and cat 11? Easiest is to on the deck plans via the web site. If you are booked, your cabin number will tell you this - look at the first number for the deck.
Alcohol on board - used to be able to take it on board openly, now many people put a bottle in their checked luggage although this is against most lines rules. A combination of factors led to this rule change including a reaction to the Smith murder on RCCL where alcohol was involved as well as an opportunity to make more money by the lines.
Category 6 rooms are on Deck 6, category 11 rooms are on decks 5, 6 or 7.
You may bring your own alcohol on board as long as it is unopened and in your checked luggage. This includes beer, wine, and hard liquor. Disney will open your wine for you also since you cannot bring a corkscrew onboard. You must also consume it on the ship - you can't take a half bottle of alcohol off the ship at the end of the cruise! Any alcohol you purchase on the ship will be kept for you until you disembark.