Docs say you can't board until 2:30, I've read that people boarded at 12:30. I was planning on boarding early if possible. Do you have to wait until 2:30. When is it the busiest times to board. Anyone know. Or is there a good time?
Boarding commences when the public areas are ready on board. By 11:30 the lines usually start moving. Keep in mind you won't be able to access your cabin until 1.
The Windjammer cafe will be open for lunch, and you can do a little exploring until your cabin is available.
NOTE You probably won't have your luggage right away, so if your travelling from colder climes, bring some warm weather clothes in a carry on.
Last month they let folks start boarding in Vancouver by 1100-1130 but no access to rooms until 1300. Fire doors closed (not locked) with signs asking guests to stay in public areas until 1300. We were on a back-to-back and got to watch all the integral workings of the transition and gives you even more respect for the hard working crew!