Posted October 28th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Last edited by buckanear; October 28th, 2009 at 08:40 PM
Heard good things about the Bayport terminal other than the parking was inadequate. Not my problem, 17 minutes, I can get my "worthless" son to drive me there (lol).
Tucker in Texas
It worked fine with the Ecstasy, but the problem is the setup for larger groups. Because there are chairs lined up throughout the entire terminal you can't weave guests in the queue inside the terminal, they were lined up along the wall and so there was a lot of wasted space. The alternative is to seat people in chairs, either in order or by groups, and do a stagered check-in, but that can present some logistical problems.
The chairs are great when boarding is delayed and no one's going anywhere anytime soon, but they can also be a hurdle when they're right smack dab in the middle. Another thing they did was put the counters really close to the wall making movement more difficult.
Another thing I didn't care for was that the path for guests was circular. You went out in the same area that you came in instead of starting on one end and ending up at another. This just seemed inefficient.
It's a gorgeous terminal, I just didn't care for the setup. It also would have been nice if they had put padding under the carpet in the checkin area. If I have to be on my feet all day, it would be nice for my feet not to kill me. I can also say that about Galveston. Another thing they did, from the standpoint of an agent, was that the counters were really close to the wall making movement behind the counters harder. You had to stand against the wall to allow people to pass.
I know I should like it and encourage RCI to go there since I live in Webster and it's much easier to get to, but I just didn't care for it.