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Will be doing our first back to back cruise on Royal.  How do they handle?  Does everyone gather and go off and back on the ship at once?  Is there a reception for those doing back to back?

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Depends on the port.  In Europe you can stay on the ship.  In the US, you typically have to get off for a brief time, show your passport, and get back on.

 

On some ships, if there are enough B2B guests, they may have lunch in the MDR on turnaround day.

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Just now, Host Clarea said:

Depends on the port.  In Europe you can stay on the ship.  In the US, you typically have to get off for a brief time, show your passport, and get back on.

Thanks Bob .. was wondering as on another cruise line in Port Canaveral we all gathered (72 of us) .. went on and off together in less than 5 minutes .. had a little reception with food and mimosa's .. and had a group picture taken.

 

More concerned about getting off and back on quickly .. don't really care about the rest.

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2 minutes ago, bigeagle12 said:

Thanks Bob .. was wondering as on another cruise line in Port Canaveral we all gathered (72 of us) .. went on and off together in less than 5 minutes .. had a little reception with food and mimosa's .. and had a group picture taken.

 

More concerned about getting off and back on quickly .. don't really care about the rest.

 

In what port will your Rhapsody B2B take place?

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

In what port will your Rhapsody B2B take place?

 

Tampa? February 2020

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Yes, Tampa. Done multiple B2B last few yrs Tampa but on Brilliance. Usually back on in 5-20min, never got stay on. Was 30-50 of us. I usually head back to my Cabin, Lunch was offered every time but once

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10 minutes ago, ONECRUISER said:

Yes, Tampa. Done multiple B2B last few yrs Tampa but on Brilliance. Usually back on in 5-20min, never got stay on. Was 30-50 of us. I usually head back to my Cabin, Lunch was offered every time but once

 

One time when we were at Tampa they let the B2B guests stay on the ship and the government agents met us on the ship.

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41 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

One time when we were at Tampa they let the B2B guests stay on the ship and the government agents met us on the ship.

Kool. Havent ever been that Lucky myself. Small or Large Group?

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3 hours ago, bigeagle12 said:

Thanks Bob .. was wondering as on another cruise line in Port Canaveral we all gathered (72 of us) .. went on and off together in less than 5 minutes .. had a little reception with food and mimosa's .. and had a group picture taken.

 

More concerned about getting off and back on quickly .. don't really care about the rest.

 

No reception.

 

No mimosas.

 

No picture.

 

As mentioned, possible lunch in the MDR.  A letter will be delivered to your stateroom before the end of your first cruise, giving you details.

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Empress provided Mimosa's for B2B last month after reboarding, plus an MDR lunch.  This varies by ship and B2B volume.

 

Once on another line I was the only B2B guest.  When I went to the designated meet point to be escorted to see CBP they told me US customs had already cleared me based on my passport number and I was free to do whatever I wanted to without ever leaving the ship.  I wouldn't count on that though.  

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6 hours ago, ONECRUISER said:

Kool. Havent ever been that Lucky myself. Small or Large Group?

 

There were probably at least 50 of us.

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Another question: do we have to join the muster drill on the second leg?

Thanks!

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44 minutes ago, Camino said:

Another question: do we have to join the muster drill on the second leg?

Thanks!

 

Yes, even if you are on 5 consecutive cruises, you have to do all muster drills.

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We did a B2B on Rhapsody in February, there was only 17 of us. We gathered together at a certain time and walked off as a group and back on. No special lunch.

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2 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Yes, even if you are on 5 consecutive cruises, you have to do all muster drills.

Thanks 😊

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A couple of years ago we did a B2B on Jewel.  They lead all of us off the ship and then we were lead right back on with our new cards.  We were then invited to the MDR for a nice luncheon with a special menu.

 

We are also doing Back2Back on Rhapsody in December.   I thought all of the ships did the same thing.    I guess we'll find out in December 🙂

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Uggh...I have to switch cabins on my upcoming February B2B on Rhapsody.  Added on second leg late.  😞 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, island lady said:

Uggh...I have to switch cabins on my upcoming February B2B on Rhapsody.  Added on second leg late.  😞 

 

 

We are B2B on Rhapsody on 2/15 and 2/22.  Fortunately got the same cabin for both.

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14 hours ago, bigeagle12 said:

We are B2B on Rhapsody on 2/15 and 2/22.  Fortunately got the same cabin for both.

 

Nice!  I would have had a better chance if I booked both legs at once...snooze I lose.  Happy to get favorite corner aft JS for first leg anyway.  😉   

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