We have signed all our docs. and printed our set sail pass. Does this thing really make boarding faster? Is there a separate line for us? Anyone with any experiences using this new document? We are going out of Galveston. Thanks.
Just my opinion and experience, by filling out the pass ahead of time it just saves you from doing it in line at the port. My RCI cruise in July, I had my sister's and my SS Pass filled out, parked at the port at 11:01 AM according to the ticket and walked on the ship by 11:59 AM. We walked pass others filling them out at the counter.
Teresa and Larry
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The SS Pass is worth filling out. We just came back from Miami on the Explorer and the pass does save time. There are special lines that only take those with the SS Pass. It makes check-in quick. Just a note- whatever credit card you use when you sign up on-line, that is the one you have to show and start out with. Once onboard, you can go to the Purser's desk and change the card being billed.
How exactly does this work? Is there a separate check-in line for pass. who have completed this? In the past, I remember filling out my info online ahead of time and it seems that if there is no sep. check-in line, it would the same thing. Just wondering.
In Baltimore last month there was a separate line with only 1 person ahead of us. There were over 50 people in the other line. I ALMOST felt guilty. What was more surprising was the number of people out in the parking lot filling out and affixing luggage tags. The luggage tags came with the ticket book, preprinted, self-stick - how hard was it to put them on at home? (These were clearly people that drove to the port - I could see not putting it on yet if you were flying).