Self Debarkation Tips

So, it's the last day, and you are desperate to get off the ship as early as possible. You are doing self debarkation, but every time the elevator comes, it's full. You could take the stairs, or.........

you could press the "UP" button. The elevators are usually empty going up, so, get on it !!!! When it heads back down, you are on it, waiting to get off.

17 Answers

Sneaky, I like it!

Now, Why didn't I think of that?

Yep – we've done that!Big Smile

Now you just gave away my secret. I do this all the time. I also try to use other than the centrally located banks of elevators. What a hassle the elevators are on both embarkation and disembarkation days. You have to exercise patience.

Rarely, however, are we in a hurry to disembark since we try to use local ports that we can travel by car to reach. If we have to fly, we try to book later flights when possible to avoid stress about getting off early enough. On the Oasis we were delayed an hour and a half because of a lack of US immigration officials. I'm sure many passengers missed their flights. We drove so we didn't have a problem. Gloria

I love the look on peoples faces, first when we get on ( like, why are they going up ?) and then when you see them from yet another packed elevator when the door opens and they can't get can see the light bulbs over their heads

Yelp... When the knees are aching, I will use this.

I read this tip on FV and it really works. Except when DH is with me--he refuses to listen to reason Big Smile

Kind of thought being an old thread of BAKs he may have been suggesting we jump overboard and swim to the dock Yummy

That is why I always book a balcony -- easy access to the water!

I have used this in hotels but not on the ship. I guess my mind doesn't function as well on the ship.Wink

That's totally understandable! Wink


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