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#1
Ohio
269 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
So who has used the FTTF? I am thinking about getting this. Is it worth it? We are driving to Port of Miami so will be able to get there early? On a normal embark day do you really get to board at 11? From your past experience can we really go to the room and drop off luggage when we board? My mom had knee surgery in October and still using cane along with bad arthritis. I thought it would be nice to at least drop off our carry on bags. We cruise in Jan on the Destiny.
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#2
Ohio
269 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Well just searched FTTP and found some information regarding this and I went ahead and purchased it. I will post my thoughts of it when I return.
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#3
Charlotte, NC
2,078 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
I used it in November and LOVED it. Posted about it in my review (link in my signature). I will purchase it again.
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#4
Central Texas
3,603 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
I purchased it for the Triumph, 12/8... Will report later.
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#5
Orlando, FL
235 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
We used it on the Liberty last month. Definitely worth it!
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#6
Ohio
269 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Originally posted by erby2283
I used it in November and LOVED it. Posted about it in my review (link in my signature). I will purchase it again.
Loved your review. I can't wait to try out the FTTF. I am going to surprise my parents with it.
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Carnival Destiny 1/17/13 Cozumel and Key West with my Mom and Dad ..Issues with Destiny ended up in Nassau
Carnival Paradise 11/8/12 Girls Cruise to Cozumel w/ MIL, DD7 & DD15
NCL Sky 11/7/11 First cruise for DH and DSD. First suite for all.
Monarch of the Seas 4/22/11 Mommy/Daughter Cruise
NCL Sky April 2010 Weekend to Nowhere (The trip that got myself and daughter hooked on cruising.)
#7
Wisconsin
302 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
We purchased it for our 11/24/12 sailing on the Dream. It is definitely worth it and we will be purchasing it in the future.

We walked right to our rooms without any problems, that will be great when we take our 3 kids on our next cruise. We didn't need the priority tendering as we had booked an excursion which gave us that anyway, but being able to use the VIP line at the customer service desk was very help at the end of the cruise.
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#10
New York
42 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
I just saw it pop up for my sailing, so I booked it blind....Looks like it's a good thing I did!!
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#11
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We just got back from the Liberty on Saturday & did FTF it was great. Never had to wait in line, bags to the room, time to explore ship before crowds got on ship, will def do it again well worth the money. Will def do it again!
#12
Portland Maine
4,179 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Ripoff
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#13
Ottawa, Ontario
158 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by Jimmy Geegitz
Ripoff
Is this from having experienced it? If so, what about it made it a rip-off?
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#14
phila, pa
51,756 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
so if FTTF people are getting on at 11am does that mean the platinum people go on before them?>


suppose if the ship is not done unloading.

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the way it works is when the ship is cleared and boarding starts--- Platinum, weddings and VIP get to board--
then FTTF people.
sometimes that time could be noon.
But the FTTF excursion lists at 11am..

whoooo i can see some pretty ugly arguments
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When everyone is off they will let you on.
#16
Ontario ~ Canada
2,335 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by xostacylee
I think I'm going to buy it for our cruise next year.. sounds like a great plan!
No time frame for it to be launched on the Breeze yet...we were hoping for our January trip but it looks like we are out of luck!
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#17
phila, pa
51,756 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by vacation_junkie
No time frame for it to be launched on the Breeze yet...we were hoping for our January trip but it looks like we are out of luck!
it just came online today for our january sailing of the Glory
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#18
Cambridge, Ontario
209 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
I LOVED my FTTF....
I was on the Dream in Nov..
It was the launch of the FTTF for the Dream...I would never hesitate to purchase it again.. I have purchased it for 4 cabins for my Dream cruise again in April..
We walked on to the ship... into our cabins...dumped off our bags... and went up to the Lido without ever stopping or sitting down for a min.
The only snag was that one bag went for an explore on its own.. and didnt show up until dinner!!
I got a call from customer service on my last day on the ship inquiring about the service... I explained my only problem was a late bag showing up.. they refunded the cost of the FTTF!!
I will be traveling with the family, and my MIL who requires a wheelchair.... it was the best $200 that I could have ever spent.
#19
Bedford NH
24 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
If I plan to carry my own bags off the ship, is there any advantage to having FTF when I return at the end of the cruise?
#20
Sarasota, FL
284 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
How much does it cost?
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