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Decided to bite the bullet and just book the 8-night Eastern on Mariner instead of doing a Side-by-Side on Harmony. The same class of suite on Mariner was ~$2,000 less than on Harmony, and we were able to snag the same suite for both legs.🛳️2🛳️

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3 minutes ago, orville99 said:

Decided to bite the bullet and just book the 8-night Eastern on Mariner instead of doing a Side-by-Side on Harmony. The same class of suite on Mariner was ~$2,000 less than on Harmony, and we were able to snag the same suite for both legs.🛳️2🛳️

Glad it worked out favorably for you. Enjoy your cruise and suite!

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We are doing side by side in Miami next Feb. (hoping) someone mentioned a crew shuttle is possible to use between both ships .... how does one go about arranging this?

 

   Thank You

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20 minutes ago, FamilyCruiserUK said:

Speaking of back to back. If you stay on the same ship in the same room do you have to get off and check back in for the 2nd cruise?

 

I imagine you can leave luggage in room....

Depends on the port and how many passengers are doing B2B. Usually, you meet in one of the lounges on the last morning, and the concierge or someone from Guest Services, checks you in and then you go off of the ship as a group, go through customs, get new sea pass cards and get right back on the ship. Occasionally, if there are only a few B2B'rs, we've done the check in, customs clearance, and sea pass card exchange right in the lounge.

 

As for luggage, if you are in the same cabin on both legs, you don't do anything with luggage. Just leave everything where it is, and the steward will clean the room just like they do every other day. If you are changing cabins, you only need to pack up anything on the counters or what is in the drawers into a suitcase. The steward will move everything that's hanging in the closet and all the suitcases to your new cabin while you are going through the turn-around process.

 

In either scenario, you can go right back to your cabin as soon as you get back on board.

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15 minutes ago, orville99 said:

Depends on the port and how many passengers are doing B2B. Usually, you meet in one of the lounges on the last morning, and the concierge or someone from Guest Services, checks you in and then you go off of the ship as a group, go through customs, get new sea pass cards and get right back on the ship. Occasionally, if there are only a few B2B'rs, we've done the check in, customs clearance, and sea pass card exchange right in the lounge.

 

As for luggage, if you are in the same cabin on both legs, you don't do anything with luggage. Just leave everything where it is, and the steward will clean the room just like they do every other day. If you are changing cabins, you only need to pack up anything on the counters or what is in the drawers into a suitcase. The steward will move everything that's hanging in the closet and all the suitcases to your new cabin while you are going through the turn-around process.

 

In either scenario, you can go right back to your cabin as soon as you get back on board.

Thanks for that. Good info

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2 hours ago, BrianB said:

We are doing side by side in Miami next Feb. (hoping) someone mentioned a crew shuttle is possible to use between both ships .... how does one go about arranging this?

 

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Ask at guest services. 

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9 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Ask at guest services. 

And I would do this mid cruise so they have time to make the necessary arrangements.

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2 hours ago, orville99 said:

Depends on the port and how many passengers are doing B2B. Usually, you meet in one of the lounges on the last morning, and the concierge or someone from Guest Services, checks you in and then you go off of the ship as a group, go through customs, get new sea pass cards and get right back on the ship. Occasionally, if there are only a few B2B'rs, we've done the check in, customs clearance, and sea pass card exchange right in the lounge.

 

As for luggage, if you are in the same cabin on both legs, you don't do anything with luggage. Just leave everything where it is, and the steward will clean the room just like they do every other day. If you are changing cabins, you only need to pack up anything on the counters or what is in the drawers into a suitcase. The steward will move everything that's hanging in the closet and all the suitcases to your new cabin while you are going through the turn-around process.

 

In either scenario, you can go right back to your cabin as soon as you get back on board.

....and if you want to be nice to your room steward, have them leave extra fresh towels the night before and then tell them not to worry about your room on turn around morning.  We always do this and they really appreciate it because turn-around morning is already so hectic for them.

 

Also, we always have a pre-printed sign (take from home) that says 'Back-to-back cruiser' so that other crew (not the room steward who knows you are staying by the manifest they receive), such as the wine delivery, etc.  know that they need to knock before entering.

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On 5/14/2021 at 8:43 PM, robtulipe said:

Didn't she have to pick up her own luggage since she mistook your"s for her's so it likely wasn't a wasted trip back to the port?

 I wonder if she made her flight after all of that.

She said she tried to take mine on the plane. It never made sense since my picture is on my bag. 

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6 hours ago, FamilyCruiserUK said:

Speaking of back ro back. If tou stay on the same ship in the same room do you have to get off and check back in for the 2nd cruise?

 

I imagine you can leave luggage in room....

You can leave your room how it is, we tell the cabin attendant no to do our room that day and do it the next day . You will get a letter few days before explaining the port authority's requirements. Each leg is a separate cruise so you have to pay and close the first one ,no carryover of say OBC . We have had new card delivered to cabin the day before with a In Transit pass and could come and go through crew exit like it was just another port.And the best is the smile on your face knowing you don't have to go back the grind yet 😁

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