Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Embarkation Day

When it comes to cruising, the hectic parts are embarkation and debarkation. Embarkation can be made a lot less painful if you are ready. The first thing that you should do is consider when you plan on getting to the dock. Getting there to early can make for a long wait and add to the stress level. Getting there late can lead to a rushed feeling. USUALLY the best time is a couple of hours before the final boarding time. This is normally when there is the biggest lull because all the early boarders are through the system and the late arrivals haven't shown up yet. Another thing that helps to be prepared is to have the paperwork they require in hand and filled out correctly. This can slow down the line quiet a bit and includes your identification and boarding passes. Also note that there will be a security check similar to one at the airport. If you have as much out of your pockets as possible, it will help you get through quicker. And the last thing you need to do is remember that regardless of the time it takes to get on the ship that you will are on vacation!

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