Turnaround Cruises

Many people do not realize that the ship they are getting ready to board must unload the passengers who just took the same cruise they are taking. The lines at the terminal begin forming sometimes before the current passengers have even begun to disembark. 

If there are stragglers left on the ship, they will not begin loading until every passenger has gotten off and this can be time consuming if some fool is trying to squeeze an extra hour in on the ship.

Dropping luggage off early is fine but getting in line is a waste of time.

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DebbieVi - I saw your note in the embarkation discussion thread. This would have been a nice addition to that rather than starting another thread on the same point. Perhaps delete this and add the comment to the other one? The topic line isn't really helpful for those searching on a particular topic because "turnaround cruises" are actually a different subject entirely.

I tried to but couldn't - I know you critique what I post and where I post (e.g. ports vs general) but quite frankly, I'm doing the best I can...And often just to start a conversation because the site can be dead for hours ...

I always bring a newspaper or my tablet to read while waiting to board the ship. I do like to get to the terminal at a reasonable hour to enjoy lunch on board.

As pointed out, I misused the term turnaround cruise which is really a repositioning of ships buy my point was that the ship comes in and goes out on the same day.

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