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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:59 PM
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If you are taking a cruise leaving at 5PM and the earliest boarding time is Noon do you :

a) Board late in the afternoon taking time to see the city you are boarding in

b)Board as soon as possible

c) Board early and get off the ship to sightsee

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Most people, I would think, want to board as soon as possible to get the lay of the land, the ship Especially newbies.

Since many ports, are not condusive to getting on, and then off...[many do this in San Juan, though] since they have later sailings.. people tend to stay onboard.

For us, we have pre cruised for a few days, so, get me onboard already!! When the cruise is over, it's over, get me home.
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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.
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Usually 'b' if in the USA.

However, late is now the easiest embarkation, just the opposite of just a few years ago.
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If you are taking a cruise leaving at 5PM and the earliest boarding time is Noon do you :

a) Board late in the afternoon taking time to see the city you are boarding in

b)Board as soon as possible

c) Board early and get off the ship to sightsee
All of the above, depending on the situation.
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b.

We like to get on the ship early, drop off our carry-on luggage either in the cabin or the Neptune Lounge (if we have a Deluxe Suite) and enjoy the rest of the day on the ship relaxing.
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Lunch on-board...explore the ship...then a rest...dinner.
So I prefer to be on as early as possible. :razz:
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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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My response to my question is b
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