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111 day cruise around the world: Miami to Miami.
First segment is Miami to Los Angeles.
People are disembarking and embarking as well in LA.
It is a port day as well for the ones who are continuing their cruise.
How would this work with people coming and leaving at the same time?
#2
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Princess has this all worked out--they do it all the time. Those who are disembarking will do that before any new passengers will be able to board. Those who are continuing passengers who wish to get off for the day will have "in transit" passes and will be able to do that. They can get off early--just be sure to be back well before "all aboard" time. Princess will likely have some excursions for the day, possibly for both continuing and disembarking passengers (Different excursions!)
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For those who are staying on they are in-transit passengers.

All of them will have to be off the ship sometime that morning so it can be cleared. The ship needs a zero count meaning everyone is off. Once it is cleared those passengers can return to the ship. Of course those who are in-transit can just go off the ship and return later.

This is how it works at all USA ports and on many cruises there are some people staying on for the next voyage so Princess is very used to this.

Keith
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Chico, California
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Originally posted by Keith1010
For those who are staying on they are in-transit passengers.

All of them will have to be off the ship sometime that morning so it can be cleared. The ship needs a zero count meaning everyone is off. Once it is cleared those passengers can return to the ship. Of course those who are in-transit can just go off the ship and return later.

This is how it works at all USA ports and on many cruises there are some people staying on for the next voyage so Princess is very used to this.

Keith
Ummm... Not exactly - at least not if all embarkation ports are in the US. We boarded in SF. More boarded in LA but we didn't have to get off. In fact, those of us who tried to get off got stuck in line on the ship. After maybe 45 minutes we gave up. Others stayed in line and eventually got off after maybe 1.5 hours. Others who had managed to get off early got hung up trying to get back on. It was insane. My point is that none of the passengers who boarded in SF had to get off before those in LA could get on.
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Originally posted by Thrak
Ummm... Not exactly - at least not if all embarkation ports are in the US. We boarded in SF. More boarded in LA but we didn't have to get off. In fact, those of us who tried to get off got stuck in line on the ship. After maybe 45 minutes we gave up. Others stayed in line and eventually got off after maybe 1.5 hours. Others who had managed to get off early got hung up trying to get back on. It was insane. My point is that none of the passengers who boarded in SF had to get off before those in LA could get on.
Exactly--the difference is that continuing passengers are NOT B2Bs. They are still on the cruise that they boarded for initially. They don't have to zero out the ship.

The procedure that Keith described is for B2Bs in the US. Interestingly, we've found it to be different in various ports around the world.
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Originally posted by Thrak
Ummm... Not exactly - at least not if all embarkation ports are in the US. We boarded in SF. More boarded in LA but we didn't have to get off. In fact, those of us who tried to get off got stuck in line on the ship. After maybe 45 minutes we gave up. Others stayed in line and eventually got off after maybe 1.5 hours. Others who had managed to get off early got hung up trying to get back on. It was insane. My point is that none of the passengers who boarded in SF had to get off before those in LA could get on.
Did the cruise end there.

If a cruise ends in a USA port (not stops but ends there) in almost all cases the ship has to get to a zero count before new customers can board.

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Originally posted by Keith1010
Did the cruise end there.

If a cruise ends in a USA port (not stops but ends there) in almost all cases the ship has to get to a zero count before new customers can board.

Keith
Per OP, this is the first part of a 111 day cruise. It is not the end of the cruise.
#10
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Per OP, this is the first part of a 111 day cruise. It is not the end of the cruise.
I could be wrong (not the first time in my life) but because these are segments I had thought that they would have to get to a zero count but maybe that is not how the local authorities view it. If they don't then it is a port day for those in transit guests.

Keith
#11
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Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by sarahelizabeth56
111 day cruise around the world: Miami to Miami.
First segment is Miami to Los Angeles.
People are disembarking and embarking as well in LA.
It is a port day as well for the ones who are continuing their cruise.
How would this work with people coming and leaving at the same time?
Which is exactly what OP said--It is a port day for the ones who are continuing their cruise!
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Originally posted by sarahelizabeth56
111 day cruise around the world: Miami to Miami.
First segment is Miami to Los Angeles.
People are disembarking and embarking as well in LA.
It is a port day as well for the ones who are continuing their cruise.
How would this work with people coming and leaving at the same time?
With less than 700 pax it is really not complicated....Remaining and disembarking pax may/will leave once the ship is cleared. All might be hanging out in the theater and wait for their group to be escorted off. Boarding for the new pax will start around 12ish, as the day goes on people will come and go like a regular port day.

We've been on the M class ship 3 times love it.


0 count not gonna happen on this type of sailing.
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Greenville, SC, USA
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Since there seems to be some confusion, be sure to read the instructions from Princess carefully.
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Originally posted by sarahelizabeth56
111 day cruise around the world: Miami to Miami.
First segment is Miami to Los Angeles.
People are disembarking and embarking as well in LA.
It is a port day as well for the ones who are continuing their cruise.
How would this work with people coming and leaving at the same time?
I'm jealous!


I would be interested on how you addressed the following:

Your bills
Your mail
Your home
Your car
Your medicines

The overall experience of over three months at sea

Howard
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Greenville, SC, USA
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We have not done a round the world cruise, but have done several about 50 days.

Bills - Everything is on autopay except credit cards. I pay them online as we travel. Like to see them before they are paid.

Mail - Neighbor collects
Home - same neighbor checks the house each day when she gets the mail.
Car - Nothing
Medicines - Get needed refills in advance.
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League City, TX
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Originally posted by Thrak
Ummm... Not exactly - at least not if all embarkation ports are in the US. We boarded in SF. More boarded in LA but we didn't have to get off. In fact, those of us who tried to get off got stuck in line on the ship. After maybe 45 minutes we gave up. Others stayed in line and eventually got off after maybe 1.5 hours. Others who had managed to get off early got hung up trying to get back on. It was insane. My point is that none of the passengers who boarded in SF had to get off before those in LA could get on.
SF to L.A. is U.S. port to U.S. port (I assume no out of country port between them). Thus no need for immigration to be sure 100% of the passengers were legal for the USA.

Florida to California does stop at foreign ports so immigration does need to be sure all passengers are legal for USA entry, assuming the ship did not make a USA stop (such as San Diego) before turnaround day.
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Joined Nov 2001
OP- Welcome to Cruise Critic!

Originally posted by hm9912
I would be interested on how you addressed the following:

Your bills Nearly everything can be paid using our iDevices and WiFi. We do it the same way at home.

Your mail It is delivered to a locked box down the street that is large enough to hold at least a week’s worth. Our neighbor collects it periodically. We use the USPS Informed Delivery app to view what is delivered each day.

Your home We use WiFi to remotely monitor our home. Also, neighbors keep a close eye on it and we have a security system. It is much easier for us to leave for months in the winter when the yard is not an issue. We have arrangements in place for the snow to be shoveled.

Your car We use Stabil in the gas tanks and disconnect the batteries.

Your medicines This is the hardest part when traveling for more than 90 days. Mostly I have enough carryover of my meds to last at least four months now but I have also had some success getting vacation waivers from health insurance to get six months filled at one time or I have two prescriptions with slightly different dosages and insurance will fill them both before I leave.

The overall experience of over three months at sea We’ve done it for eight years now, so we must enjoy it. Three months is too short, five months is too long and four months is juuuuusssssstttt riiiiiiigghhhtt.

Howard
I’ve blogged about our winters at sea for seven years. We have many wonderful memories.

For all our extended travels, we have never personally experienced exactly the situation the OP is asking about in a US port; however, we did disembark the Pacific Princess once in LA when it was on the World Cruise and I don’t remember hearing that the ship had to be zeroed out.
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