View Full Version : how early is too early?

February 20th, 2007, 05:31 AM
Hi fellow cruisers

We are departing from Brisbane Portside wharf on the 5th of April for our 'Easter Sunrise' cruise, how early can you start the luggage drop off and check in process. I want to be early........ but don't want to look a fool and arrive TOO early!!! Is there a 'good' time to arrive for a 2pm departure? I'm sure when we receive the 'blue folder' it will give us the official times but I want to know the 'real times' from those of you who have been there and done that!!!:D

Thanks in anticipation of your helpful advice.



February 20th, 2007, 05:48 AM
Hi chardonnaykmw,

There is a current thread that will help you at http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=497187.

February 20th, 2007, 06:01 AM
Keepcruising was there at 7am!! Needless to say there were first to drop their bags off and got A group boarding. I think she said they were first on the ship too.

Last time we got there around 9ish. Our flight arrived at 8.10 so that would be about right. There were still heaps of people getting off but we had no problem dropping off our luggage and got B group boarding. Was onboard around 11.30 I think.

February 20th, 2007, 08:08 AM
Hi Jane

Thanks for that..... I was sort of thinking somewhere around 8.30-9.00ish... didn't want to appear too eager...... but then again I will be eager so what the heck!!! We fly into Brisbane two days before the cruise so will get a taxi from the hotel. Can't wait!!!

Thanks for you help



February 20th, 2007, 06:39 PM
I wanted to get there about 7ish. Just to make sure we were the first ones on the ship. But in reality, we arrived about 10 and were in the second group on the ship. I think we were on board by around 11:15.

February 21st, 2007, 03:46 AM
Thanks Star-man

sounds like the whole process is quick and painless..... no real need for us to be getting there as the sun comes up!!!