How early can you board the Adventure of the Seas?
My itinerary states that you can begin boarding at 4:00 and the ship leaves at 10:00. However, I am not sure what to do with my luggage after check-out from our hotel at noon. We may want to do some sight seeing in San Juan before we board, but I am not sure what to do with the luggage. Are the times set in stone for when you can board the ship. Will the hotel (Hilton Caribe) possibly allow us to extend our stay for a couple hours until we are able to board the ship? Any info on this? Thanks
Re: Re: How early can you board the Adventure of the Seas?
We, too, are going on AOS on July 11, and I had asked the same question on another travel message board and this is the answer I got........
" went on the AOS 4/4 . You can check your luggage and even go to see if cabin is ready, mine was and I was one of the first 12 that boarded. Then have lunch and then get off to tour San Juan. The ship doesn't leave until 10 so you have time as long as you have an early flight into Sju."
Also, regarding staying in your hotel a few hours later than check out: All you have to do is ask for a "late check-out" when you check-in. Depending on how many check-ins they are expecting the next day, most major hotels will give you until 1:00-2:00 (sometimes even 3:00). Its not a guarantee, but it never hurts to ask.
Also, for a small fee, (tips usually) a lot of major hotels will hold your luggage for you in a "holding area" after you check out.
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Thank you for confirming the fact that I could board and then leave the ship and explore a little bit of San Juan. I wasn't sure how that would work with the luggage and I didn't want to take the luggage with us sight seeing. That is nice to now that the hotel will hold the luggage as well. It is so nice to know that we have some options! Thanks for the info!
Re: How early can you board the Adventure of the Seas?
Lauri, We had the same experience last August on Adventure - an early flight into San Juan and arrived at the ship sometime around noon - we boarded immediately, checked into our roon, ate lunch the windjammer, went swimming at the pool (be sure to pack your swimsuit in your carry-on if you wish to do this, as your luggage may not be delivered to your room till later).
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