Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 What to pack South America
  2. 2 Shore Excursions in Juneau
  3. 3 Trip Report SICKNESS ON VIKING!
  4. 4 Best Luxury Cruise to Greek Islands?
  5. 5 Booking directly with cruise line or through an agency?
  6. 6 Cruisewear on Princess
  7. 7 Cruise parking, Fort Lauderdale
  8. 8 Cruise facts
  9. 9 Trip Report Santiago to Buenos Aires on the Sun in March 2016.
  10. 10 Need tour help for Diamond Princess roundtrip from Singapore itinerary
  11. 11 Antarctica-Expedition-Feb.2017-By OneOcean-
  12. 12 Quiet in the Forum
  13. 13 Trip Report Trip report. Our cruise on the Diamond Princess with a stay in Tokyo
  14. 14 Trip Report Viking handles Elbe low water badly
  15. 15 What is "roll call" on Cruise Critic?
  16. 16 Anyone had problems with Affordable Tours?
  17. 17 What to wear onboard Zaandam from Santiago to Buenos Aires.
  18. 18 Royal Princess 21 Days western Mediterranean and Greek Isles
  19. 19 Would you live on a cruise ship year round?
  20. 20 inoculations
  21. 21 St Petersburg & Scandinavian Gems
  22. 22 November Mediterranean Cruise
  23. 23 Scenic River Cruise USA Pricing Discrimination
  24. 24 Viking River Cruise Accident, Two Crew Killed
  25. 25 Ncl Jewel falling apart?
View next 25 » Back to the top

how soon can you board a carnival cruise from Fort Lauderdale?

Jump to last reply

We're leaving Saturday on the Carnival Freedom out of Fort Lauderdale. My sister-in-law just got an email not only saying that boarding starts at 1:30, but also absolutely not to arrive until then. My family has sailed on Royal Caribbean our last 5 cruises and never once have they made people wait until the appointed time to embark - we could always get on at least 2 hours early...and we never received an email pointedly telling us not to arrive early.

Does anyone have experience with Carnival from Fort Lauderdale or otherwise? We still want to arrive early, unless they would actually make us wait with mobs of people until 1:30.

Another question...my mother and father in-law have VIP boarding starting at noon. Does anyone know if family members (non-VIP) can board with them in case they need help with carry-ons?

Thanks!

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement