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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:21 PM
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My husband and I are leaving next week for our first ever cruise. We are going to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Our flight into Seattle arrives at 9:00 a.m. and our ship departs at 4:00 p.m. This cruise was a gift to us and so it feels awkward to ask for someone who is already being extremely generous to change flight times for us. We can fill our time in with sightseeing but the issue is with our luggage. It seems rather awkward enjoying the Space Needle lugging two huge suitcases around. Does anyone know if the cruise line allows you to check in luggage early?
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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:30 PM
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You can check you bags in early but not sure how much time you will have for sightseeing. Maybe 90 minutes. By the time you claim your luggage, find a cab, and get to the pier it may well be 10:30.

Keep in mind they may very well start boarding at 11:30 and everyone needs to be checked in 2 hours before departure and onboard no later then 3:00 for a 4:00 departure.

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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:58 PM
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I'm not sure you will have enough time, and thats provided that your flight actually does land on time. You still have to go claim your luggage, then get to the terminal and go through check-in, could easily be around 1:00, then to leave the ship and be back before 3:00...Do you have more time at the end of the cruise??

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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Thank you so much for your help. I didn't realize that they could possibly start boarding that early. I thought we would have hours to kill, so we will just go straight to the pier from the airport. Thanks again.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Yes, forget about touring day of sailing.
If you land @ 9 am (and that's IF you land at 9 am) it will take you probably two hrs to get luggage and get to pier.

Chances are they will start boarding of ship by noon.
Everyone has to be on board at least 90 mins before sail time, in your case 2:30 pm)

So you really don't have a lot of time to kill.
If you board by noon, you can grab lunch a the buffet then explore the ship.

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