We were one of the first ones to arrive at the port last August at 9:30 am and they did not open the check in counters until 11 am. We checked in and we were eating lunch in the Windjammer by noon. Have a great time.
Teresa and Larry
#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean
Looking at my compass from the New Years cruise, the last groups are called between 1030-11 to get off the ship. Any hold ups would push the boarding time back. I dont think Ive ever boarded before 11 anyways.