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Check in time on Explorer?


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You should get to the ship around noon--maybe a bit earlier--as soon as the departing passengers are gone, they will start boarding the new batch!

 

You want to get on the ship ASAP, since you've paid for day 1--and boarding day is IT!

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Last May, we arrived at the Cape Liberty pier at 11:15 am. We had a short, but moving line of traffic in front of us. We dropped off the bags at 11:30, parked and checked in by 11:45. They started calling numbers for the shuttle bus at 12:00 and we were on board by 12:10. The cabins are not ready until 1:00 or 1:30, but we had time to grab a drink and hit the windjammer for lunch. :)

 

Eric

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We are sailing June 20th on explorer to Bermuda. It states the check in time as 5:00 pm. Do we really have to wait until then or can you check in earlier?

 

What is the sail time for your cruise? Some cruises sail later - like 9PM...in that case, you may not be able to board at 11:00...but if your sailaway time is 5PM, then you must be onboard 60-90 minutes before that (check your cruise docs). Check in and sailaway are two different times. If your sailaway is 5PM, I'd try to get there around 11:30 or so to board, check out the ship and eat lunch. You can go to your room around 1:30PM usually (sometimes earlier).

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