Have been on a few cruises, but I am wondering if anyone has an idea of about what time staterooms are typically ready. I am trying to remember our previous cruise, but I cannot remember. Our sail time is 4 pm.
Stateroom ready time
It varies depending on which deck you are on, your elite status, what extra you paid for, and the mess the prior folks left behind. I have had guaranteed by 13:00, and it was not ready to around 14:00, and just normal no elite status and it was ready by 12:00. I would rather be later and clean vice fast and haphazard cleaning.
Depends on the ship and the cruise lines and also how smoothly the debarkation of the previous group goes. But as a general rule of thumb between 1 and 2 is usually when they are ready.
With the enhanced Covid cleanings I have heard that cabins on many lines will not be ready for occupation until after 2pm, regardless of priority or loyalty status. Some cruise lines are allowing you to drop off your carry-ons in the cabin closets before that but I'm not sure how I feel about it if we need to leave the door open for the cleaning or if the A-pass cards are not available to get back in when we want. As stated in the posts above the right to drop off bags may be affected by loyalty or priority status, time of the ship arriving, and how smooth debarkation of the cruise before went.
Prior to COVID, Royal Caribbean was 1300hrs(1:00pm) Depending on the Ship, ive had staterooms Ready at 1100 when I've boarded(Oasis, Allure), and as late as 1315(Majesty - Junior Suite)
Majesty and Empress locked down the hallways to the staterooms. From what I remember about the Oasis Class, they did not.
When we were on Anthem they locked them down until 13:30
We are trying to figure out what time we want to schedule for embarkation. Since we are staying in Galveston the night before, we will probably try to schedule a later time. I am thinking a little beach time before we get on the ship and go to.....a beach.
For my first cruise in June 2019 on the Equinox, I was onboard by 1130am, in my room at 12pm, and the ship left Ft Lauderdale at 330pm. I was in Concierge Class on Deck 12.
That same year in December I was on Infinity and was on the ship at 11am. But because I wasn't familiar with the Infinity's stupid deck plan, I didn't find my room, which was AquaClass on Deck 11, until 150pm. On this trip the ship left port at 4pm.
So as others have said: it depends on your stateroom class and deck. On Celebrity it appears the higher classes get earlier boarding and stateroom access. But, I've seen both times everybody boarding at the same time, some just had wait longer to get their rooms, hence the crowded pool,areas.
There's a lot of variables, but most of the time, my room is ready by 1 or 2PM.
My parents are on the Vista right now and their room was ready by 1:30. Of course, this can vary from ship to ship as well. While you wait, have lunch, and complete the muster drill using the HUB App.. they said it was the easiest thing to do!
RC they're suppose to be ready at 1:30-2:00