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Waiting line for embarkation question

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Only been on one cruise and we had FTTF so there was no line for us. Was on Vista in Port of Miami January 2018. Question is on that cruise there was a line waiting outside wrapped way down the street waiting to get into the building even. We boarded the ship around 11:30 am and the line was there pretty much all day it seemed. We leave on our next cruise Nov 2020 on Mardi Gras and there is no FTTF going to be offered and we leave Port Canaveral. How long does it normally take to get through the line outside once you arrive? 

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Have you been told there is no FTTF, because in most cases, they don't add it until several months before the cruise based on the amount of Platinum and Diamond passengers who book.  Long lines are caused by people who don't follow the boarding time assigned to them, or situations that start a delayed boarding.  Have a great cruise.

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41 minutes ago, marshhawk said:

Have you been told there is no FTTF, because in most cases, they don't add it until several months before the cruise based on the amount of Platinum and Diamond passengers who book.  Long lines are caused by people who don't follow the boarding time assigned to them, or situations that start a delayed boarding.  Have a great cruise.

Yes I read there will not be FTTF until 2021 on this ship

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As indicated. Get there during your designated boarding time. Go after 1:00 PM if not. The line does more rather slow. Only because of the baggage scanning and the security check. Carry on or not. Makes no difference in the speed of boarding. We usually choose 12:00 - 12:30 for boarding. Never a line line ever. The later you get on, the less there are eating. Go to the Frog and get a 1/2 price drink. Usually before 2:30

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Not familiar with Miami but cruise out of Port Canaveral often and the only lines I've seen outside the terminal since they switched to assigned boarding times was first thing in the morning for those that arrive and get in line before they open the terminal at 10 am. 

 

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4 hours ago, zorky12 said:

Yes I read there will not be FTTF until 2021 on this ship

 

 

Can you post this please? Carnival never makes decisions that far in advance.

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50 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

 

Can you post this please? Carnival never makes decisions that far in advance.

 

Faster to the Fun is not offered on Carnival Journeys departures, cruises in Europe, nor on cruises from the following home ports: Honolulu, Norfolk, Vancouver, San Diego and San Francisco. It will be offered on the Carnival Panorama, starting with departures in February 2020, Carnival Radiance, starting with departures in January 2021 and Mardi Gras, starting in 2021 (date to be determined).

 

https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1374/~/faster-to-the-fun-(fttf)

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Thank you that helps. We have not had our arrival time determined yet. We are driving down from Ohio and will be staying someplace local the day before the sail out. Can't wait to see the new ship. Now debating on either parking at the port or doing a hotel stay and park. 

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However it is not mentioned this was a Journey's cruise, which i was aware FTTF was not offered. The link posted does not say FTTF was ending, but starting on certain dates.

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Faster to the Fun will be offered on the Carnival Panorama, starting with departures in February 2020, Carnival Radiance, starting with departures in January 2021 and Mardi Gras, starting in 2021 (date to be determined).

 

carnival won’t offer FTTF for Marci Gras until sometime in 2021. They have not determined which date yet. 

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