It’s the final morning of your cruise. Disembarkation day has arrived. Before you go on your cruise and realize you really don’t know what this process entails, take a look at these tips.
- Learn the disembarkation policy the day before
- Don’t pack your passport in your luggage – make sure you pack it in a small bag you’ll have with you the whole time
- Carry your own luggage off – a good reason to pack light for your cruise
- Bring a book (or table or smartphone) to read during the wait
- Be patient – customs agents have an important job to do and sometimes the line can get a little bit held up
- Have your customs form filled out and ID ready
- Eat an early breakfast – this can help you avoid the rush; for disembarkation as well as in the dining area
- Leave your room early – this helps you avoid bottlenecking in the hallways
- Use the stairs – most people will be using the elevators
- Keep the line flowing
These are a few tips that I have found useful over the past several years. For a relaxing, stress-free end to your vacation, make sure you’re ready for disembarkation!