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Great stuff, enjoyed it all..thanks...one question..if you had to haul your luggage down 9 flights of stairs to get off, the elevators were stuffed (cruise ship normal condition on certain days and times) and the line was outrageous, how does that rate 4 stars? Ive noticed how bad embarkation can be, and learned to ignore it. Its the excitement of the cruise and all. Besides, we get on board early. Disembarcation is another story...the cruise is over, and its back to the real world. At least you can decide for yourself when to get off. Seems like more and more folks are opting for carrying their own luggage If they're able, and leaving very early, to drive or catch a plane. We do it all the time, every time. Last cruise couple of weeks ago, we lined up, were off the ship, cab to our car and actually headed home in a little over an hour. Trading that for a leisurely breakfast is no trade at all IMHO.
which kind of begs the question, why were you hauling luggage at all, if you opted to stay on board longer? I was always fascinated by the process by which your luggage disappears the nite before, and then you can go find it again in the am, along with a few thousand of your newest EX friends. So fascinated, I wont ever do it again. Thanks again for the review.. I always appreciate the commentary of savvy cruisers! Not to mention the time it takes to do it.