Posted June 17th, 2018, 05:50 PM
I know this is a LONG time away but..... I am scheduled to depart from Hamburg—7:00 PM (21 June 2019) just wondering when I would be able to board?
Anyone have any experience with this port?
We've boarded twice in Hamburg. The first time, in June, 2015, it was an OK Cunard experience, some delays and some chaos but we were on board approximately one hour after we arrived at the terminal. OK, but not great.
Unfortunately, and I am so sorry to have to write this, in June, 2017, it was one of the worst experiences of embarkation in the 29 cruises I have taken. Maybe it was because it was the maiden voyage after a huge rehab of the QM2 in dry dock. Anyway, horrible chaos, enormous delays, and virtually no staff from Cunard to organize the masses crowding and yelling, trying to get on board. Extremely dangerous for people with disabilities. Just plain miserable for the rest of us. A shameful experience for Cunard. So sorry to have to report this.
Oh, and both times the scheduled times we were given for check in were early in the afternoon, if that helps.
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