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Carnival Adds Staggered Boarding to More Ports

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Carnival is adding more cities to its already-growing list of cruise ports that require staggered embarkation.

Starting in October 2016, the following ports will add staggered check-in:

  • Long Beach (Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Imagination, and Carnival Miracle)
  • Mobile (Carnival Fantasy)
  • Fort Lauderdale (Carnival Conquest)

What is Staggered Embarkation?

Under the staggered check-in process, guests will pick a time to board the ship when they’re checking in online. Guests will be able to arrive at the port up to 30 minutes before the check-in begins. Any guest who arrives before their time will be denied and asked to return during their check-in window. Guests will be able to select an embarkation time between 11a and 3p.

Already Implemented 

Staggered Check-in has already been rolled out to all vessels sailing from Baltimore, Barcelona, Charleston, Galveston, Honolulu, Miami, New Orleans and Norfolk.

Arrive On Time!

Carnival is very clear that if you don’t arrive at your assigned time, you will be turned away from the cruise terminal until the scheduled time.

Status Still Has Priority 

Platinum, Diamond, and guests that have purchased Faster to the Fun will be able to board at their leisure but will still need to select a time online.

More details can be found on Carnival’s website.

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