While every cruise line varies, there are more similarities than differences when it comes to embarkation Validating required documentation and ensuring an efficient process are priorities for all lines.

Cruiseline.com provides some valuable embarkation guidance for people who are new to cruising at http://cruiseline.com/advice/before-you-cruise/what-to-know/secrets-to-a-seamless-embarkation. Of course you should always check and double check yourself to be sure you don't leave a critical step out when preparing for your cruise vacation. 

Anyone here have embarkation experiences that are valuable lessons learned for newer cruisers?