Is Your Cabin Ready?

I am baffled when I read reviews about people having to wait till their cabin is available.  I have never had to wait on all of my Princess cruises regardless of how early I board (and it's recently been as early as 11:15).

Who do you sail and is your cabin usually ready?

8 Answers

We've always purchased Faster To The Fun on Carnival, and our room has been ready for us when we board early. We always see stewards busily preparing the rooms for the other guests, but they look like they would be ready by the time they announce people can go to their rooms.

We didn't get FTTF for our last Carnival cruise. We got priority boarding due to airport check in at MIA/Carnival transfer to port. Our room was ready by 1:30 PM. It was no big deal. By the time we had lunch and explored the ship a bit, we were able to go to our cabin. We each only carried on either a backpack or tote and checked our other luggage.

When we boarded the Gen in January, we took a chance and went right up to the cabin. Our luggage hadn't arrived, but it was ready. So we cleaned it, as is our ilk, and then met friends for lunch @ O'Sheehans, rather than the buffet.

We have no problems with our cabins being ready as we are a platinum member. The cabin is always ready

On Princess, the cabins are normally ready upon boarding. On Carnival and Celebrity, they are usually not ready till 1:30 or so.

I don't worry about it. I have one carry on and I just chill for an hour or so then go to the cabin

Luggage usually arrives around three on Carnival

As long as there is room in the atrium bar area, I can wait all day!Big Smile

We are high enough on the cruise lines that we sail for our cabins to be available when we board. If we are first time cruisers on a different cruise line, we just assume that we will not get into our cabin before 1:30 and arrive accordingly.


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