We will be going out of Port Canaveral next month for our cruise. If we make it there by 11:00am, how long are the lines and how long are the lines and how long will it take to finally board? If it makes a difference, we have passports.
MARINER OF THE SEAS-JULY 2006
MONARCH OF THE SEAS-DECEMBER 2005
MARINER OF THE SEAS-JULY 2005
MONARCH OF THE SEAS-AUGUST 2004
Jewels: I my experience, we have never been at the pier longer than an hour or so. We always go over early. I will bet that when you arrive at 11 a.m., there will already be people in line. It all depends on how "things" are going that day. On our last cruise with a different cruiseline, we were among the the first 10 in line and they were experiencing computer problems. But, they had it worked out in no time and we were onboard quickly. Just be sure to have all of your documentatin completed BEFORE you arrive at the pier. On RCL (and most other cruiselines, if not all) you can complete these forms online.
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
The priority boarding thing is great. We are Diamond level, and they took us to a special desk for check-in, then escorted us to the ship while other passengers were still waiting in line.
Grandeur of the Seas 1-11-14
Grandeur of the Seas 1-21-14
Grandeur of the Seas 1-31-14
Navigator of the Seas 10-12-14
Navigator of the Seas 10-19-14
Serenade of the Seas 1-10-15
Serenade of the Seas 1-17-15
Serenade of the Seas 1-24-15
We sailed the Mariner out of Port Canaveral on May 29. From the moment we walked into the terminal with our luggage it only took about 15-20 minutes to go through check in and walk on to the ship. Crowds were enormous but there was never any waiting in line for us once inside the terminal. We stepped onto the ship at 12:50 and they allowed us to go to our rooms at 1:00.
The worst part was sitting in the huge line of traffic waiting to get up to the terminal. Buses, Taxis and such get priority access to unload so if you drive yourself there - FYI, you go last. People who drive themselves to the port, unload at the terminal and then have to go to long term parking have it the worst. Which was us. That fiasco had us sitting in line from 11:20 AM until 12:30. Next time we'll work that out a bit differently, but we live and learn