I also like to board as soon as possible if nothing but to relax and unpack, especially since you can go to your cabin right away now. Then go to lunch. We also tend to go to the port city at least a day ahead of time so have already done the "sightseeing" thing before we board.
However, late is now the easiest embarkation, just the opposite of just a few years ago.
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I'll go with "b", too. We've paid for that first day and we want to get our money's worth . We always go into the port a day or two early, so we don't need to delay boarding to see the port city. Likewise, we don't need to board and then get off to sightsee.
We like to get onboard ASAP, deposit our carry on luggage in the cabin, then explore the ship and eat lunch in the dining room.
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