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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Default Cabin Opening Times

Question please from an RCI newbie!

Do the cabins open up at a specific time or does it vary from voyage to voyage dependant on how long they take to get them ready.

Trying to plan how long we will have to keep our carry ons and therefor show much to put in them.

Thanks, Gillian.

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Cabins open close to 1pm
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:10 AM
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I've experienced 1-1:30. Only once it was 2:00, don't remember why but could have been following a noro outbreak.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:12 AM
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It's always been within a few minutes of 1p on all of my cruises.
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Explorer of the Seas - Eastern - April 2004
Serenade of the Seas - Southern - January 2009
Monarch of the Seas - Bahamas - December 2009
Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas - June 2010
Mariner of the Seas - Mexican Rivera - January 2011
Radiance of the Seas - Pacific Costal Repo - May 2011
Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas - September 2011
Brilliance of the Seas - Southern - January 2013
Jewel of the Seas - Southern - May 2013
Liberty of the Seas - Western - January 2014
Vision of the Seas - Western - September 2014

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Enchantment of the Seas - Bahamas - November 2015
Navigator of the Seas - Eastern - March 2016

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by sotong View Post
Trying to plan how long we will have to keep our carry ons and therefor show much to put in them.
You should also be aware of that even though you may have access to your stateroom, you may not receive your checked baggage until much later. In our carry-ons we always pack anything that we expect might be needed onboard for the first few hours of embarkation day. On our most recent cruise we boarded at 11 AM and received our checked baggage around 5 PM.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Normally 1 o'clock for us !
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:34 AM
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On Explorer, it was 1:30pm.

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Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/17/14
Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/25/13
RCCL Jewel of the Seas (7 days Southern - Barbados route) 5/25/13
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (9 days NJ to Bermuda, Labadee, San Juan and St Maarten) 5/24/12
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (NJ to Bahamas - New Years cruise) 12/30/11
RCCL Allure of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean) 8/21/11
Caribbean Princess (9 days NY to Bermuda, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk) 7/29/10 REVIEW
Caribbean Princess (Canada/New England) 8/24/08 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (Western Caribbean) 8/26/07 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (Eastern Caribbean) 8/20/06
Carnival Miracle (NY to Bahamas) 6/26/04 REVIEW
RCCL Adventure of the Seas (Southern - Aruba route) 8/24/03
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (Western Caribbean) 8/17/02
Costa Riviera (Western Caribbean) 5/90
Cunard Countess (Southern Caribbean) 6/89
Home Lines Atlantic (NY to Bermuda) 7/88
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