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Old May 18th, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Default Is check in time really enforced?

This will be my 6 Carnival cruise and is the first time I recall having a check in window, perhaps its new. We typically get there relatively early as we're usually checking out of a hotel and like to get lunch on the boat. The earliest check in they had when I registered was something like 2:30. Will I really be turned away if I get there earlier? I definitely don't wanna wait at the port for 2 hours doing nothing.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 02:34 PM
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Depends on the port.

In NOLA they enforced it strictly and embarkation was a breeze.

In NYC they didnt seem to have a clue and last 2 cruises (1 was carnival) with check in schedule it was ignored, thousands of people waiting and if you werent priority status you waited 2 hours or more. (we arrived at 1145am with an 1130am check in and our friends waited 2.25 hours).

I havent had check-in schedule at other ports yet.
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