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Hi All,

 

I decided to do my first Back to Back trip on the Pride in February.  I'm super excited and a little unsure of the experience as I have never done one before and I am doing it solo.  I'd love any suggestions or advice folks have but in particular I am hoping to know the following

 

1.) Can I bring 2 bottles of wine one for each leg (I would be more than happy for them to hold my second bottle for week two but not sure if that would be possible)

2.) I have the same cabin for both legs so I want to confirm I can leave everything in my room between including the Safe???  I don't travel with that many valuable or cash but should I take that stuff with me for the transfer

3.) How long should I expect it to take to "get back on when we get back to Baltimore?"  Will I be ahead of the wedding parties etc or will I have to wait to board?

4.) What else do I need to be aware of?

 

Help/suggestions/advice is appreciated

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You will be able to leave everything in your room. As a group you will disembark and wait till last  non b2d leave ship. Then back on with your new I’d card. Never did the wine thing but pretty sure they will hold it for you on first leg and bring it to your room for second leg. Personally I would carry my safe contents with me just to be safe.

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39 minutes ago, Gari said:

Hi All,

 

I decided to do my first Back to Back trip on the Pride in February.  I'm super excited and a little unsure of the experience as I have never done one before and I am doing it solo.  I'd love any suggestions or advice folks have but in particular I am hoping to know the following

 

1.) Can I bring 2 bottles of wine one for each leg (I would be more than happy for them to hold my second bottle for week two but not sure if that would be possible)

2.) I have the same cabin for both legs so I want to confirm I can leave everything in my room between including the Safe???  I don't travel with that many valuable or cash but should I take that stuff with me for the transfer

3.) How long should I expect it to take to "get back on when we get back to Baltimore?"  Will I be ahead of the wedding parties etc or will I have to wait to board?

4.) What else do I need to be aware of?

 

Help/suggestions/advice is appreciated

1. Yes, but they might take one and store it till the second leg.

2.Yes you can

3. Appears to be a short painless procedure. All B2Bers will gather in a pre arranged place, then taken to customs, get your S&S card and escorted back on the ship. No waiting for priority cruisers to board. You can print the procedures by googling Carnival back to back procedures.

4. If you wish to leave the ship you can. When reboarding there’s no line to wait on. 

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1 hour ago, Gari said:

2.) I have the same cabin for both legs so I want to confirm I can leave everything in my room between including the Safe???

 

You leave everything just like your going on an excursion, you will get right back on the ship, no lines

yes, the safe is safe, no one is going to open it except you. 

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Yes, you can bring two bottles of wine. We had the same experience as the previous comments. Left everything in our cabin, met in an area and went through customs as  group. Enjoy your B2B. We have another booked in 2021. Here is the Carnival info on B2B's:https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4529/~/back-to-back-cruises

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On 1/19/2020 at 1:36 PM, Gari said:

Hi All,

 

I decided to do my first Back to Back trip on the Pride in February.  I'm super excited and a little unsure of the experience as I have never done one before and I am doing it solo.  I'd love any suggestions or advice folks have but in particular I am hoping to know the following

 

1.) Can I bring 2 bottles of wine one for each leg (I would be more than happy for them to hold my second bottle for week two but not sure if that would be possible)

2.) I have the same cabin for both legs so I want to confirm I can leave everything in my room between including the Safe???  I don't travel with that many valuable or cash but should I take that stuff with me for the transfer

3.) How long should I expect it to take to "get back on when we get back to Baltimore?"  Will I be ahead of the wedding parties etc or will I have to wait to board?

4.) What else do I need to be aware of?

 

Help/suggestions/advice is appreciated

1.) Yes you can. We just did a B2B on the Pride in October/November. You should have both boarding passes available when going through security in Baltimore though. We had to have the security girl call a Carnival supervisor over to prevent confiscating two of our four bottles. Once the Carnival supervisor cleared us, I then had to take off my belt, and be subjected to a wand search, as the security girl was upset at being proven wrong. Keep in mind the security screeners at the port are not Carnival employees.

2.) Yes, so long as you make sure you book the same cabin for both legs. We did and had no problem. We let our room steward know the day we boarded that we were doing a B2B and would be there for the next 21 days. We tipped him $20.00 that first day and told him what we wanted for a cleaning schedule, request robes and ice, and a cord for C-pack machine and he took excellent care of us the entire trip.

3.) We were given instructions the night before on where and what time to meet. Unfortunately, we had to wait quite a while before they took us off and back on, because they had to clear the ship first, and had difficulty in getting stragglers off the ship. We waited over an hour after our reporting time. Once the ship was cleared, we walked off the ship, through customs, showed our passport and sign & sale card and walked right back on the ship. Took a couple minutes to walk down the ramp, a couple minutes to go through customs, and a couple minutes to walk back up the ramp. Maybe ten minutes total once we were given the okay. There were only seven of us doing a B2B that day, and none opted to take an in-transit pass to visit Baltimore.

4.) They provided us with free drinks while waiting, and apologized for the delay caused by the stragglers. They took a group picture of the B2Bers, and provided us with a print of it prior to the end of the second leg.

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