Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reply to Bobby

Disembarkation normally begins around 7-7:30 AM. With NCL, and some other lines also, if you want to take your own luggage off the ship, you can disembark as soon as ship is cleared in the morning.

Depending on the amount of luggage you have, is it worth it? Only if you have an early flight. since someone is picking you up, I would put luggage outside of cabin as normal and relax in the morning. Once you know your approximate disembark time, e-mail your friend so they can time getting to the port.

Figure 9 AM or so would be a pretty safe guess. Have breakfast and relax. Vacation cruise may have ended but no sense getting back in the "rat race" yet. It will take time to clear customs and immigration and no way to know how long that will be. some of them (the agents) are slower than others and people don't get their stuff in order and hold up the lines.

Since you mention the Pearl, I guess you are going to Miami for the cruise. Pretty easy to connect there so your friend can get there around 9 and wait for you to call them (aren't cell phones wonderful) once you have luggage and clear customs and then come to area to pick you up.

Pearl is a beautiful ship, enjoy the bowling and the Bliss lounge. Hoep this helped you.


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