Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Embarkation and Debarkation

My husband and I sailed on the Fascination last summer. We purchased Faster to the Fun and it was FANTASTIC! We are sailing on the Sunshine in 99 days. Unfortunately, Faster to the Fun was SOLD OUT! I called the 800 number, and the lady told me to keep an eye out, that someone may have to cancel that has purchased Faster to the Fun and one could become available. My question is, anyone who hasn't purchased that option, what time do you suggest getting to the terminal so you aren't hundreds of people deep in line? Also, when debarking, did you self-assist? How quickly did you get off the boat? You are grouped differently according to what deck you are on, correct? Last year, I don't remember Faster to the Fun getting us off the ship any faster. We were self-assist and on a higher deck, so we were off the boat within maybe thirty minutes of waking up, eating, and going to our station. This year we are on the lido deck. Feedback is greatly appreciated!

Tags: Carnival Sunshine

3 Answers

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We have really enjoyed Faster to the Fun so we were not happy to see it is sold out for our next cruise.  I have me fingers crossed some spots will come open. In the past before FTF we would get to the Port of Galveston by 11am. The lines would move rather fast at that time.

After our first cruise we learned to do self assist when it comes to debarkation. Before FTF we thought we were doing good getting off the ship in 2 hours.  Add the FTF to the mix and we were on the road in about 45 minutes.

I don't know if any of this will help but I hope you can purchase the FTF for your next cruise. To me it's worth every penny.




Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Cruising next weekend and checked this morning if any FTTF passes had miraculously become available. They had 7 available! It has been sold out for months! Keep looking every day is my advice and you may get lucky as I did. Needless to say they were gone within about 2 hrs. Good luck!

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Fingers crossed!


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