Ours were delivered to the cabin on the day we sailed.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
The shore excursions for your sailing should be there about three or four months before your sailing.
Have a wonderful cruise!
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."