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On a B2B cruise 14 day, what do you do when in port like Miami?


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Unless I'm wrong. These seem to be 2 separate cruises. But some people take both and most people leave /join
What do people do while everyone else is leaving and boarding? Can you just leave and return with ease like if you were at another port?

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You have to leave the ship as it's a customs and immigration requirement for the ship to have a zero passenger count before new passengers embark.

There are choices for passengers on a B2B. Leave the ship as you would in any other port, go off on an excursion or enjoy a day trip of your own, clearing customs on your return. Alternatively, passengers meet at a prearranged area on the ship, temporarily leave as a group to clear customs and immigration and return to the ship. 

 

We did the latter and whilst it takes a while is less onerous in reality than it sounds. 

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When I sailed on Seaside between b2b in Miami I got off the ship 30 mins to embarkation to take some pictures of the ship.  I ran down the stairs and gangway and off the ship. After 20 mins I ran back up in no time because everyone was already on the ship. It was like I was in any other port. The crew probably thought it was strange but I wanted to do it so I did. 

 

FYI, this was after I did the "off the ship and back on" turn around thing they make you do.

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Also, those doing B2B must present another negative Covid test result for second cruise.

Reports from other cruisers are mixed. MSC providing second test for either $120 or free for fully vaxed guests. We are bringing Binax NOW Ag telemonitored tests with us, just in case.

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