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Old August 27th, 2008, 10:15 PM
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I sail on sunday FOS. but just noticed the docs state boarding time is 2pm and not to arrive before then! I was hoping to get there for noon. shld I follow what the docs say??? pls advise
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Old August 27th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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You can board around noon. I usually arrive around 11:30 A.M. and this works out fine. Bob
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We always show up early too. The last time we boarded I even noticed they had the pool open and I made a mental note to bring my bathing suit with me when me next we board. That will the last time we get to swim in the pool without the usual crowd.
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We always arrive around 11:30 AM and are usually on board by 12:30 AM. However you will not be able to get into your cabin until 1:00 PM. Just come on board, go to the Windjammer and begin the week-long feasting with lunch. By the time you finish, it will be 1:00 and you can get in your room and then walk the ship while everyone else is comming on board and before the manditory emergency drill that usually happens around 4:00 PM. Then.... enjoy your cruise! The Freedom is amazing! You will enjoy it.
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We got to the dock about 10:45, many people were already onboard. Next time we will shoot for 10-10:30.
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You can definitely board before 2 p.m., but you will not be able to go to your cabin until then. It is a very good idea to take your bathing suit in your carry on and enjoy the pool. You can also have lunch in the Windjammer at noon.
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Usually you can board before your doc's state. On our last cruise we boarded @ 10:30. Your state room will not be ready til 1pm, but you can drop off your carry-ons and any soda and water you bring on board. Remember to bring your swim suit in your carry on so you can relax out by the pool. The windjammer will be open for lunch too.
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8) We got to the ship at 11:30 and were on board by noon last Aug. We just ate and explored until the cabins were ready. 8)
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as far as I know you can always go to the doc before the time stated to do all of your check-in and get your set sail passes. my wife an i always get there at least an hour before they tell us just to make sure we have all the documents we need.
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i am always aboard before 1:00 pm, just leave your bag in the cabin and go exploring.
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