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We are sailing out of Galveston on the Freedom and we are platinum and always like to be at our ports when the doors open. Does anyone know what time they open the doors and when they normally begin boarding?

Thanks in advance. 

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Get there early as you like , but 10:00 is reasonable time . And there is a waiting room up stairs after check in . And if ship gets cleared timely , that may start releasing you From terminal to ship around 11:00 . 
We usually arrive after 1:00 and walk straight on and to cabin . Key Card was on door on Enchantment our last cruise . 

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Ace, I’m guessing that’s Carnival Freedom and is a Saturday departure.  As SSB said, they won’t let you on until the ship is cleared anyway so take your time.  Saturday traffic can be challenging.  

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On 10/12/2019 at 10:13 PM, lifes-a-beach said:

Ace, I’m guessing that’s Carnival Freedom and is a Saturday departure.  As SSB said, they won’t let you on until the ship is cleared anyway so take your time.  Saturday traffic can be challenging.  

What  Saturday traffic can be challenging ? 

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5 hours ago, ssb said:

What  Saturday traffic can be challenging ? 

I was wondering the same thing.
Even on our most busy Saturdays getting on the island by noon is rarely a problem. Summer weekends are the most busy and even then taking the Harborside Drive exit solves most of that.

 

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I suppose a better choice of words would have been that drivers can be challenging.  So many who evidently don’t know where they are going, along with the usual number of stupid people and those that can’t drive day in and day out.  And with Vista doing Saturday departures the numbers are pretty high.

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2 hours ago, Ace5614 said:

No we are sailing out on a Sunday!

Traffic is lighter on Sunday mornings 

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@Ace5614

 

You may want to check the GALVESTON.COM Calendar of Events. You might need to see if there are any festivals or events going on that Sunday at https://www.galveston.com/calendarofevents/. If there is something in or around the downtown & port area, there may be closed streets that could cause a delay in your quest to be the at the terminal when the doors open.

 

Wishing you lots of good luck with a smooth embarkation! 🍀 

 

Kat 🐱

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