coasterking
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Carnival changing boarding procedures

Read an article Carnival is issuing room keys at the room mailbox when room is ready.  You use boarding pass making purchases till room is ready and you get room cards. Poor room stewards get another job to do.  Wonder how many cards will get "lost" by teens being funny steals them out of the mail box???  Carnival should try Disney's  magic band.  

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

7 Answers

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Can you send the link to us?  I'll be on Magic next month.  Perhaps it's being done to speed up boarding time...

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

That is how it was done in April on the Vista.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We are just off the Splendor.  Boarding was seamless.  We arrived at 11:30 and were in our cabin by 11:45 with FTTF with no wait time.  S&S cards were in our mailbox in envelope identical to excursion ticket envelope.  No way that tampering wouldn't have been evident.  I have to say that staggered check in and S&S cards in mailbox are two things that Carnival is doing right. 

I think they are only doing this on a select few ships presently, but I would like to see the process extended to all the ships.

They also have the disembarkation process down pat for the Splendor.  We had zone 2 and eleven of us were off the ship with all our luggage and seated on the shuttle before 8 am.  This was the first time we hadn't either used Luggage Express (no longer available with Carnival) or carried off our own luggage and I was expecting a longer delay.

 

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I was skeptical about the room keys being left in the mailboxes, but I've only read positive posts about it. Sometimes changes are for the better, and trying out a new procedure on just a few ships will give the company a good indication if the system is working or not.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I am happy to hear this is working out as hoped, I had (have a few still) my doubts.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I will try to remember this next month and post from the ship before I go to airplane mode...

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Glad to read that the new system is working.

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