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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Just wondering what time you're actually allowed to board the ship. (Veendam) NYC to Bermuda ?
I know they don't let you in your cabins until a certain time but whats the earliest you've boarded and started your vacation ?

This will be our first summer cruise and I realized that we'll be sailing away in the daylight for a change and we'll be able to enjoy the pool and hot tubs right away instead of waiting to get into warm weather territory .
All our fall cruises have sailed away as the sun was setting , quite beautiful I might add, and chilly !

Thanks for any replies.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Unless there's a problem disembarking the previous cruise, around 11:00 to 11:15. Rooms are usually ready 1:00 to 1:30.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Oh Wow... this is GREAT news. Thanks for your quick reply.
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Unless there's a problem disembarking the previous cruise, around 11:00 to 11:15. Rooms are usually ready 1:00 to 1:30.
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RUBY PRINCESS March 17th 2013 to: Princess Cays, St.Thomas, St.Maarten & Grand Turks & Caicos.
NCL Gem October 2011 NYC to Bermuda - Nice cruise -
Carnival Pride Nov. 2010 Baltimore MD ~ Port Canaveral Fl. , Nassau & Freeport Bahamas. Another awesome cruise onboard this ship ! Still Best MDR !
Holland America Veendam ~ NYC to Bermuda~ Aug. 28th 2010 Great Trip ~ Great Ship ~ Best Staff ! Invited by Captain Rik to the Bridge upon sailing into Bermuda and on the way back to NYC at sunrise . Unforgettable .
Carnival Pride November 1-8th 2009 Baltimore MD. to Port Canaveral, Fl. Nassau & Freeport Bahamas.
Awesome ship !!! Best MDR ! Port of Baltimore is super organized !
Norwegian Dawn NYC - BERMUDA
October 19th - 26th 2008
Best Specialty restaurants !
Norwegian Crown 10/07 NYC ~ Bermuda
Still love this Ship !
Norwegian Crown 10/06 NYC ~ Bermuda
Great little Ship !
RCCL Explorer of the Seas July 2005
Miami to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Great cruise ~ BIG Ship !
Grand Princess 02 Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Gorgeous Ship ! Sabatini's specialty restaurant ~ the BEST!!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 07:22 PM
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I know I have a thousand questions, sorry. What time would be best to get to the pier without waiting in long lines ? I'd rather be early and have all docs taken care of before the crowds get there ?
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Unless there's a problem disembarking the previous cruise, around 11:00 to 11:15. Rooms are usually ready 1:00 to 1:30.
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RUBY PRINCESS March 17th 2013 to: Princess Cays, St.Thomas, St.Maarten & Grand Turks & Caicos.
NCL Gem October 2011 NYC to Bermuda - Nice cruise -
Carnival Pride Nov. 2010 Baltimore MD ~ Port Canaveral Fl. , Nassau & Freeport Bahamas. Another awesome cruise onboard this ship ! Still Best MDR !
Holland America Veendam ~ NYC to Bermuda~ Aug. 28th 2010 Great Trip ~ Great Ship ~ Best Staff ! Invited by Captain Rik to the Bridge upon sailing into Bermuda and on the way back to NYC at sunrise . Unforgettable .
Carnival Pride November 1-8th 2009 Baltimore MD. to Port Canaveral, Fl. Nassau & Freeport Bahamas.
Awesome ship !!! Best MDR ! Port of Baltimore is super organized !
Norwegian Dawn NYC - BERMUDA
October 19th - 26th 2008
Best Specialty restaurants !
Norwegian Crown 10/07 NYC ~ Bermuda
Still love this Ship !
Norwegian Crown 10/06 NYC ~ Bermuda
Great little Ship !
RCCL Explorer of the Seas July 2005
Miami to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Great cruise ~ BIG Ship !
Grand Princess 02 Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Gorgeous Ship ! Sabatini's specialty restaurant ~ the BEST!!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 07:32 PM
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I know I have a thousand questions, sorry. What time would be best to get to the pier without waiting in long lines ? I'd rather be early and have all docs taken care of before the crowds get there ?
If you want to avoid crowds and lines, get there around 2:00p after almost everyone has eaten lunch and gone to their cabins. 10:30 to 12:00 is when you'll see the most people arriving.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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I'd rather be there early and be one of the first on the ship and start enjoying it right away. But we did do what you said for our lsat cruise in November. WE got there basically last and walked right on. I know what you're saying.
But being this is our first HAL cruise we want to explore a bit too.
Newbies !!!
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If you want to avoid crowds and lines, get there around 2:00p after almost everyone has eaten lunch and gone to their cabins. 10:30 to 12:00 is when you'll see the most people arriving.
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Celebrity Summit June 2014 to Bermuda
RUBY PRINCESS March 17th 2013 to: Princess Cays, St.Thomas, St.Maarten & Grand Turks & Caicos.
NCL Gem October 2011 NYC to Bermuda - Nice cruise -
Carnival Pride Nov. 2010 Baltimore MD ~ Port Canaveral Fl. , Nassau & Freeport Bahamas. Another awesome cruise onboard this ship ! Still Best MDR !
Holland America Veendam ~ NYC to Bermuda~ Aug. 28th 2010 Great Trip ~ Great Ship ~ Best Staff ! Invited by Captain Rik to the Bridge upon sailing into Bermuda and on the way back to NYC at sunrise . Unforgettable .
Carnival Pride November 1-8th 2009 Baltimore MD. to Port Canaveral, Fl. Nassau & Freeport Bahamas.
Awesome ship !!! Best MDR ! Port of Baltimore is super organized !
Norwegian Dawn NYC - BERMUDA
October 19th - 26th 2008
Best Specialty restaurants !
Norwegian Crown 10/07 NYC ~ Bermuda
Still love this Ship !
Norwegian Crown 10/06 NYC ~ Bermuda
Great little Ship !
RCCL Explorer of the Seas July 2005
Miami to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Great cruise ~ BIG Ship !
Grand Princess 02 Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Nassau Bahamas . Gorgeous Ship ! Sabatini's specialty restaurant ~ the BEST!!
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