Posted September 18th, 2007, 03:54 AM
We will be on the Diamond Princess 11/20/07 Hawaii cruise out of Sand Pedro port. The ship SHOULD dock @ 7a. On other Princess cruises, the self disembark people are called first & walk off around 8a. We've been on cruises where this has taken an hour. Then the 1st color code/early flights are called, usually around 9a. If you are on a Princess bus, usually rolls out by 9:20-9:30a. Can anyone comment on this timeframe out of San Pedro?
We are not sure if we want to do self disembark or early flights on a Princess bus. The estimated time will determine what we choose. Do you know if the line of cabs outside the terminal will include VAN cabs? Thanks.....
There are only two slots for ships... so, there's usually not too much congestion. when we docked, we were off in about an hour and a half. I had called the Van service when we docked to reserve a shuttle home. It really didn't help. there are plenty of limos, cabs, and plenty of shuttle vans waiting to pick up passengers. Since we needed to go to Orange County, and the driver wanted a full van, we had to wait about 20 minutes before the driver would take off. After all that waiting, it wound up to be just the two of us, and I tipped him a bit more than usual.