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I'm going to have to pack my patience today. I'm predicting a total madhouse at the cruise terminal. The ship is normally tied off at around 6:30-7:00, and it's nearly 9:00 now. They are just now slowly approaching the pier.

 

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Easily a couple hours behind normal. I planned on being on there around noon. Probably not going to happen!

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I'm slowly starting to get ready now, but will probably wait until at least noon to head to the port. My check in time is 11:00-11:30, I'm thinking that's definitely not happening today...

 

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Bummer for those with the 11:00am flights out of MIA. You never know when the ship will be running late. I usually book a late afternoon flight and hang out on the ship as long as I can then head to the airport.

 

Have a relaxing morning Sid_9169. It looks like you have a nice walking park to enjoy the water views. Have fun.

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So close, yet so far away... The irony is that I missed my Vista cruise last year because of hurricane Irma.

 

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Bummer for those with the 11:00am flights out of MIA. You never know when the ship will be running late. I usually book a late afternoon flight and hang out on the ship as long as I can then head to the airport.

 

Have a relaxing morning Sid_9169. It looks like you have a nice walking park to enjoy the water views. Have fun.

 

 

 

Me too...you never know if the ship will be delayed and why be stressed on your last day of vacation.

 

 

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I just got the official phone call from Carnival saying not to show up until 2 hours after my set arrival time. For me this means 1:00, so I've got to find something to do for a couple of hours. Hopefully the weather will cooperate until then...

 

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I definitely should have brought an umbrella...

 

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The good news is that the liquid sunshine has been replaced with actual sunshine!...

 

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When my ship finally comes in, I only ask that it be like this one...

 

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Love your review so far and can’t wait till you get to board. My first solo cruise is in October and I can’t wait. Tequila is my arch nemesis but I love seeing your choices. Have a great trip from a fellow ATL neighbor.

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Two more hours of quality anticipation time isn't such a bad thing. ;) Have fun! I'll be following along.

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I can only describe the scene here as absolutely abyssal... I would step away and take a picture, but I would have to get out of this monumental line to do so. I tried to do the right thing by waiting until 2 hours after my check in time, but about 3000 people chose not to do so... On top of that, I have to pee like a race horse.

 

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My Uber driver didn't understand a word of English, and got lost twice in what should have been a five minute ride

 

 

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The line just moved five feet which is the only movement in the half hour since I got here. Only about 2000 feet to go just to get into the building. I'm considering just peeing in my pants at this point...

 

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Sounds like you need the UBP ASAP! Oh wait...there is a 15 drink limit and it will only make you pee more. Never mind.

 

Hang in there!

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The line just moved five feet which is the only movement in the half hour since I got here. Only about 2000 feet to go just to get into the building. I'm considering just peeing in my pants at this point...

 

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That’s exactly how the lines were for our cruise on the NCL Getaway out of Miami back in January. I hope to snag FTTF for my next cruise on the Breeze. I do not want to suffer through that line again!

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I was hoping to be reviewing the beautiful Carnival Vista by now, instead I'm reviewing a still really long line... Update: I think I felt my bladder rupture.

 

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One hour, and I'm finally inside the building. Waiting now for final check in, and will hopefully be on board soon...

 

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Man, you’re killing me with these updates. I trust the light at the end of the tunnel will be worth it.

 

 

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Getting close!

 

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Twenty more feet!

 

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I'm on a boat!!!...

 

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I dropped off my bags at my cabin, which is still being cleaned, and heading straight for Jiji Asian... Apparently I'm the only one who has discovered it yet. I love it when a plan comes together...

 

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Miami out the window from my table...

 

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First food I've had since 07:30 this morning...

 

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First official drink on board. 2:59 pm... Margarita with Roca Patron

 

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