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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:51 PM
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what is the earliest you can board the Lirica? I know that MSC states 2PM but can you board earlier? We drive to the port and don't want to get there too early.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
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Hi,
When I sailed on the Lirica last year I did early embarkation at about 11am. They were fabulous -walked me right to my room carrying my bags, there was a lovely lunch, and I got almost a full extra day on board.

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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Thanks for answering. I wasn't sure if I would get a response since it doesn't seem like many here have cruised MSC especially in the Caribbean.
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Most cruise lines suggest boarding starts at 1pm or 2pm. In reality they all have started about 11:30 or so the past few years. The earlier you board the longer you have to enjoy your cruise experience. We always try to be at the port by 11:30am.

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Old December 21st, 2006, 04:22 PM
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We got there about 2pm and once inside the terminal there were lines to get checked in. Some went faster than others. It took us a bit longer than it normally should since MSC had upgraded us and we had not received prior notification but once they got the new cabin number it only took a couple of minutes.

When we arrived back at the end I don't tink they were able to start broading until at least noon as we were not able to start disembarking until 10am and by 10:30 they had only called 4 colors out of 8. Customs took thier time clearing the ship.

Over all we enjoyed the cruise and most likely would cruise with tem again.
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