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My TA tells me that the standard for delivery of docs was ~ 30 days prior to sailing and that has been our past experience. However, she now tells me that now 2-3 weeks ahead is not uncommon. For our Zuiderdam cruise just completed, we received our docs exactly 3 weeks prior to departure. If you are under 3 weeks, I would ask your TA to do some expeditious checking with HAL if he/she has not already.
i also booked my own airfare and will be doing what your doing now my final payment is in and now i have the countdown to di but its okay it makes me feel like the cruise is close each day happy cruising to you
I would give your TA a call. We are sailing on the Zuiderdam on 7/24 and I have already received my docs. We did book our own airfare also and I had to pay up front for my cruise as I booked a special rate in May.
my next cruise is sept 19 sttendam from vancouver to vancouver can hardly wait i have been to alaska numerous times so this time i am relaxing and enjoying the ship, i can't wait and counting the days till then.
i got my cruise docs in the mail about 1 month ago. but then again i booked directly through HAL's special accounts dept because i "won" this as a free cruise, so that could by why i got them so quickly.
i have a friend on the same sailing as well, but she has yet to receive her documents either. her TA told her that they get the docs 3 weeks before sailing and they mail them out when they get them so that she should expect them to arrive about 2 weeks before sailing.
hope that helps!
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