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Old January 14th, 2014, 03:41 AM
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Can anyone who has been on a recent Caribbean cruise on Azura tell me what time they are leaving the ports this year. My documentation says 'early evening' everywhere which is anywhen from 6PM. I have called P&O and they confirm 6PM but last year when I went it was typically 5PM.
My reason for asking is that I am trying to book a couple of independent tours that will be tight for time if the ship leaves at 5PM.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 04:04 AM
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If you look at the dress code for your ship, it also shows arrival and departure times.
https://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/li...dress_code_all
Departures seem to be 6pm but it's not cast in stone.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 04:12 AM
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Departures were all 5pm or 5.30pm on my cruise last month, except St Maarten which was 8pm
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Old January 14th, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Thanks both, it is as I thought, it was 5PM last year. It makes both the dress code thing and what P&O publish meaningless - why do they do this, publish one thing and do another. My documentation clearly says Early Evening for every port and that is according to their guidelines 6PM-9PM.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 02:34 PM
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As others have already said.
Expect to be able to leave the ship form around 8 AM.
Back on board between 5 and 8 PM.
CHECK YOUR HORIZON - Horizon will publish the times every day.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 03:36 PM
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On our recent cruise there were two late sail aways in st maarten and curacao both at 8 pm. The captains explanation being that there was lots to do on these islands. Take advantage of it as these two islands have a lot you can do without trekking a good distance.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 03:54 PM
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Why they don't give 'exact' timings is beyond me
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Why they don't give 'exact' timings is beyond me
It's ridiculous - how you confidently book an independant tour if they don't stick to the published leaving times. Exactly the same happened last year - they published times and took no notice of them.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 03:56 AM
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Can anyone who has been on a recent Caribbean cruise on Azura tell me what time they are leaving the ports this year. My documentation says 'early evening' everywhere which is anywhen from 6PM. I have called P&O and they confirm 6PM but last year when I went it was typically 5PM.
My reason for asking is that I am trying to book a couple of independent tours that will be tight for time if the ship leaves at 5PM.
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Hello.

Probably you can check it in www.cruisetimetable.com

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Old January 15th, 2014, 05:17 AM
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Try cruisett.com. They have a complete listing of ports of call, timings and which other ships are in port.

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Old January 15th, 2014, 05:23 AM
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Morning,

As we are on Azura in a few weeks I've been following her this week on marinetraffic.com and she has been arriving at ports approx. 7am and leaving at 6pm. She's about an hour out of Dominica today.

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Try cruisett.com. They have a complete listing of ports of call, timings and which other ships are in port.

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There are lots of mistakes, Azura for March is still wrong. 12th March Dominica..has Azura got the Pier?...no Jewel of the Seas has it and Wind Surf is also in town.
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There are lots of mistakes, Azura for March is still wrong. 12th March Dominica..has Azura got the Pier?...no Jewel of the Seas has it and Wind Surf is also in town.
Hello. Yes, you are right. All details are not correct. Thank you
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Old January 15th, 2014, 07:12 AM
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I didn't check any details, just thought it would give Bee-ess an idea of the departure times.

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Old January 15th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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I didn't check any details, just thought it would give Bee-ess an idea of the departure times.

Molly
Thanks Molly and othersl for your help.
I know all about cruisett etc but these are times that the ship has the dock booked for and like the 'dress code' document these times are not accurate. My complaint is that I have documentation that says we leave a port at 6PM but what happens if I want to book an independent tour that returns at 5:30 and the ship leaves at 5PM.
I cruise with other companies other than P&O and the published time is the time that you leave port. If it is 5Pm why not publish 5PM - why say early evening which 6PM according to their documentation. Printing the time in the daily newspaper is no help to me when I am trying to book tours now. I phoned them last week and they tell me that all our ports are 6PM departure but it seems that they are leaving at 5PM-530PM as per canny-cruisers post.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 10:10 AM
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Well the bonus 8pms sound great. When do you get told about the 8pms, the night before or on the morning?
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Well the bonus 8pms sound great. When do you get told about the 8pms, the night before or on the morning?
Night before when you get Horizon, or maybe on the gangway as they do not appear to be very forthcoming with the correct information
Hope we get 8pm in St Maarten, plenty of time to get back from Maho Also read somewhere about $1 beers

Bee-ess I really understand your frustration, hope you manage to do the excursions you want.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Bee-ess I really understand your frustration, hope you manage to do the excursions you want.
Thanks, I've calmed down now - I should be used to it by now !!
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