FTTF, your opinion

I have been on 9 cruises but have never purchased the FTTF till TODAY, YAYYY :) for sail date of March 31, 2019 on the Carnival Dream. My husbands 1st cruise & doesn't like long lines. Your opinion is it worth the money? Also, can you choose a late disembarkation?

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I enjoyed the FTTF whenever I could get it. I only used it for the check-in and customer service lines, and that, to me, was worth it. Add in the fact that your room is ready when you board (you don't have to wait until 1:30, toting around your carry-ons) makes it a clincher.

Thank you for the feedback, I think it will be worth it.

 

We bought FTTF for 8 straight cruises and were convinced we couldn't live without it.  Then, we booked late and were unable to get it.  We didn't even miss it.  We limited our carryons to what we could easily maneuver and by the time we had finished lunch, our room was ready.  Early luggage is hit or miss in our experience, and ours was delivered by the time we finished muster.  If you go early or late to guest services, you can skip the lines, and I've found I can handle most anything I need at the kiosk or on interactive TV if ship has that feature.  The HUB app also allows me to check our account.

It was $49.95 when we started buying it, and now a 7 day cruise is $99.95.  I just can't justify buying it anymore.

 

Thanks for the information. I never purchased it till today, the main reason was because of my husband not liking long lines, very impatient. LOL It was $89.95 & I thought it to be pricey but hopefully worth it for him.

If we didn't have the perks it provides, we would purchase it.

Being a suite the only perk it provides is the luggage.

That's true, but we have enough sea days for a sparkling S&S card and all the things that FTTF would get.Wink

We’ve been lucky enough to be able to nab FTTF for our 7 cruises and I’m watching for it to be available for our March 10 cruise next year. 

 

We love boarding early and  being able to drop off our carry on bags right away. Its great for ports with tenders too. You will be given Zone 1 or 2 debarkation luggage tags, but if you don’t want to leave early you can leave with another zone. 

 

We've purchased for 6 of the last 7 cruises and again for this July. Room ready when you board and dedicated line at guest services are what I really like. Priority embarkation was also a big consideration, but now that most ports have the designated check-in times you can usually get a pretty decent boarding time. You can also get priority if debarkation if it's a tender port. Yes, you can select a late debarkation at the end of cruise, but you still have to be out of your cabin by 8:30am or so. Now that the price has gone up, it's another decision to weigh. However anything that makes the experience better is worth it. Hope you guys have a great cruise!

Since last spring the price has really jumped. We paid $59.95 last March for 6 day cruise and according to the FAQs it’s now going to cost $89.95. Surprised

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