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Hello All,

 

I have asked this in a couple of recent reviews but I think my question has gotten lost among other comments/questions.

 

I am trying to find out what time they start check-in and boarding for Seaside. We are used to cruises that depart around 4:00-5:00PM. But with Seaside not sailing till 7:00PM, is check-in and boarding starting later than is typical? We are being dropped off at the port and planned to arrive around 10:30AM, but will put it off if we are just going to be turned away or have a wait of several hours.

 

Thanks!

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I sailed the 23rd and was onboard at noon. They told me folks had started about 30-45 minutes before me. It was a really easy process too!

 

Edit - this was an inaugural sailing so not sure if that played a part.

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I sailed the 23rd and was onboard at noon. They told me folks had started about 30-45 minutes before me. It was a really easy process too!

 

Edit - this was an inaugural sailing so not sure if that played a part.

 

How did they board people - in group #? Were there any priority given to voyager club members?

 

The reason I ask is because on Meravigilia it took FOREVER to board in Naples and there was no priority boarding for Black Card level members.

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I too am a Black Card member and was a bit frantic from unloading the car so by the time I got in the port, I got in the regular line. They did have an area in the front where Black card could check-in I just spaced on it.

 

Since it was almost noon, once I got checked-in we went up the escalator and started boarding. There was a bit of a line but it moved along fairly well.

 

 

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I too am a Black Card member and was a bit frantic from unloading the car so by the time I got in the port, I got in the regular line. They did have an area in the front where Black card could check-in I just spaced on it.

 

Since it was almost noon, once I got checked-in we went up the escalator and started boarding. There was a bit of a line but it moved along fairly well.

 

 

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Thanks! Did you park at the terminal?

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Sure did! There were so many ships in port and parking was chaotic so I accidentally parked in lot E as I found a great spot. [emoji3]. A quick walk over to F to drop off bags and head in!

 

 

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Sure did! There were so many ships in port and parking was chaotic so I accidentally parked in lot E as I found a great spot. [emoji3]. A quick walk over to F to drop off bags and head in!

 

 

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Awesome! We plan to park at the port as well. Thanks for the 411!

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How much is parking? And is it a secure lot? With airfare so ridiculously high right now and only getting higher as I check we plan on renting an SUV or minivan and making the drive from New Jersey to Miami. With gas and tolls it'll still be cheaper than the 2000 they want for the four of us flying

 

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Port of Miami just went to $22 per day (price doubles for vehicles over 20 feet long). It is a secured lot.

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Thank you! Got a decent price on the cruise but don't want to blow it on getting there. Summer is always expensive but this time the prices are outrageous!

 

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How much is parking? And is it a secure lot? With airfare so ridiculously high right now and only getting higher as I check we plan on renting an SUV or minivan and making the drive from New Jersey to Miami. With gas and tolls it'll still be cheaper than the 2000 they want for the four of us flying

 

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Is the $2000 the prices today? With the trip 2 weeks ago and you are out of state, I thought you would've had tickets by now.

 

We used our Costco membership to pick up a rental at Tampa and drop off at the port. It was only $55!!! On the return we are picking up the car at MIA and dropping at TPA for cheap as well. If you are renting a car, look into 2 different rentals and not worry about parking a rental at the port.

 

My FIL will drive his car and park at the port. It is $22 per day.

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Sure did! There were so many ships in port and parking was chaotic so I accidentally parked in lot E as I found a great spot. [emoji3]. A quick walk over to F to drop off bags and head in!

 

 

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Is lot E an open lot and not covered like garage G?

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Is lot E an open lot and not covered like garage G?

 

Great Question!

 

DCL Sailing - which lot is close to Seaside?

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Parking at the port was $154 for the week. Secure only in that there is a guard booth where you pay and it is gated. However, it is not fenced in you could run back to your car from the highway (had to do it once). The spaces are a bit tight but it sure is convenient.

 

 

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Great Question!

 

 

 

DCL Sailing - which lot is close to Seaside?

 

 

 

Yes - it is an open lot. In the summer the cars bake so a sun shield is helpful. It was actually cool in Miami when we left Saturday. [emoji3]

 

E is across from the ship and I was just a bit down across from a Carnival ship so just had a slight walk but had a great corner spot with shade.

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Yes - it is an open lot. In the summer the cars bake so a sun shield is helpful. It was actually cool in Miami when we left Saturday. [emoji3]

 

E is across from the ship and I was just a bit down across from a Carnival ship so just had a slight walk but had a great corner spot with shade.

 

Thank you!

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Are you saying the the closest parking lot to Seaside is open?

Is there a covered parking lot close-by? We're going in July and prefer to have covered parking (especially now at $22/day).

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Are you saying the the closest parking lot to Seaside is open?

Is there a covered parking lot close-by? We're going in July and prefer to have covered parking (especially now at $22/day).

 

There are parking garages with a shuttle that takes you to your cruise terminal per the Port of Miami website. Also says they have security patrols. There is Premier Parking which is a parking garage and shuttle set up a ways from the port. Cheaper at just about $70 for a week long cruise but you have the hassle of the shuttles.

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Are you saying the the closest parking lot to Seaside is open?

Is there a covered parking lot close-by? We're going in July and prefer to have covered parking (especially now at $22/day).

We use garage G it’s covered and secure. There are free shuttles to take you back to terminal F. It’s too far for us to walk but doable for others. It’s $22/day.

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Thanks - I always use the open lots across from the ship and wasn't even aware of a garage.

The garage G is right across from where Divina use to dock. It was so convenient.

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Hello All,

 

I have asked this in a couple of recent reviews but I think my question has gotten lost among other comments/questions.

 

I am trying to find out what time they start check-in and boarding for Seaside. We are used to cruises that depart around 4:00-5:00PM. But with Seaside not sailing till 7:00PM, is check-in and boarding starting later than is typical? We are being dropped off at the port and planned to arrive around 10:30AM, but will put it off if we are just going to be turned away or have a wait of several hours.

 

Thanks!

As for any other ship the answer is- when USA customs feel like:rolleyes:

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Is the $2000 the prices today? With the trip 2 weeks ago and you are out of state, I thought you would've had tickets by now.

 

We used our Costco membership to pick up a rental at Tampa and drop off at the port. It was only $55!!! On the return we are picking up the car at MIA and dropping at TPA for cheap as well. If you are renting a car, look into 2 different rentals and not worry about parking a rental at the port.

 

My FIL will drive his car and park at the port. It is $22 per day.

 

For renting one way they charge almost $1000 surcharge on top of the rental price. I asked about dropping it off in Miami then renting same vehicle on way home but they said no getting around the surcharge. Cheaper to pay a week of parking. Our cruise is not until July 14th so we do have some time. Air fair as of today is now $2300 for the 4 of us to fly from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale. We live in South Jersey.

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For renting one way they charge almost $1000 surcharge on top of the rental price. I asked about dropping it off in Miami then renting same vehicle on way home but they said no getting around the surcharge. Cheaper to pay a week of parking. Our cruise is not until July 14th so we do have some time. Air fair as of today is now $2300 for the 4 of us to fly from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale. We live in South Jersey.

 

Gotcha! I forgot you are coming from north and I understand know. You're flying during summer month as well.

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Gotcha! I forgot you are coming from north and I understand know. You're flying during summer month as well.

Yes. I work for a school so summer is my only available time to cruise. We snuck in a short February cruise twice but that causes too much stress worrying that the snow won't hit and keep us from getting there. On one of those Feb. cruises we came back and the parking lot was covered on snow and ice. We had just missed the snow storm.

 

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