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#1
Southampton, UK
282 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
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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#2
Ontario Canada
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Cabins open close to 1pm
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#4
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It's always been within a few minutes of 1p on all of my cruises.
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Originally posted by sotong
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.
#7
Long Island, NY
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On Explorer, it was 1:30pm.
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139 nights at sea (81 with RCI):
RCCL Anthem of the Seas (7 nights NJ to Bahamas) 3/19/17
RCCL Anthem of the Seas (5 nights NJ to Bermuda) 4/30/16
RCCL Anthem of the Seas (3 nights sampler NJ cruise to nowhere) 3/4/16
RCCL Liberty of the Seas (5 nights NJ to Bermuda) 10/17/15
RCCL Quantum of the Seas (3 nights inaugural sampler NJ cruise to nowhere) 11/18/14
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 nights Southern - Barbados route) 5/25/13
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (9 nights NJ to Bermuda, Labadee, San Juan and St Maarten) 5/24/12
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights NJ to Bahamas - New Years cruise) 12/30/11
RCCL Allure of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/21/11
Caribbean Princess (9 nights NY to Bermuda, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk) 7/29/10 REVIEW
Caribbean Princess (7 nights Canada/New England) 8/24/08 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/26/07 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/20/06
Carnival Miracle (7 nights NY to Bahamas) 6/26/04 REVIEW
RCCL Adventure of the Seas (7 nights Southern - Aruba route) 8/24/03
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/17/02
Costa Riviera (7 nights Western Caribbean) 5/90
Cunard Countess (7 nights Southern Caribbean) 6/89
Home Lines Atlantic (7 nights NY to Bermuda) 7/88