Posted June 25th, 2012, 04:38 PM
My brain only just now processed the fine print on our Alaska cruise itinerary: "Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking."
So, if the docking time for Seattle is shown at 8:00 a.m., does that mean that no one is getting off the ship before 10:00 a.m.?
Will that be enough time for us to disembark and catch a train that is leaving at 11:25 a.m.? (Keeping in mind that Amtrak says to be there 30 minutes early, then allowing ten minutes to get a cab and get to the station... so, off the ship before 10:45 a.m.?)
I'm used to Carnival where the new passengers are already on board with drinks in their hands by 11, lol. This is our first Norwegian cruise, so I don't know how easy (or not) it is to disembark. Thanks!
We were on the Jewel last week and did the easy walk off. We were actually off by 7:30
My Cruise Consultant warned me that my flight was too early and wouldnt sell me a bus transfer. So I bought one from the guy standing at the pier. If it wasnt for all the detours in Seattle, we wouldve been to the airport a half hour earlier than we were. It didnt matter, we still sat around at the airport for a hour because I was so far ahead of schedule. (My flight was at 11)
Some schmo on the bus kept yelling at the bus driver about how he was going to miss his flight. I thought 2 things. A. He was a jerk, as it wasnt the bus drivers fault there were detours. B. He was a jerk for scheduling his flight wayyy too early. And here I am worried about an 11 am flight...
Anyway, I think they say 2 hours because thats a safe assumption about what you might get if there was a customs delay and you had to collect your luggage.
On my next cruise I plan on taking that 2 hours into account so I dont finish my vacation off with worries.
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