Why Booking a Cruise a Day or Two Out is NOT Allowed?

I like the fact that the cruise line manifests must be sent off and checked at least 72 hours prior to departure .. I feel comfortable knowing that the passenger list has been reviewed and potential "problem people" are targeted before they even board....

I feel much safer cruising than I do flying ...what say you?

8 Answers

I say the same.

I just wish I could go at the drop of a hat! But I do appreciate the safety factor.

Yes, the days of the 'last minute' super sales are gone, but I prefer the 72-hour passenger pre-check. Always amazed they still let me on each time (lol).

It is a verry romantic notion to just decide to tose some stuff into a bag and jump on a ship last minute..... but it is not to practical for most of use that do not live rite by a port. I'm happier to have the 72 hour check time. That gives me time to pack and tell people I'll be away.

Last minute travel will have to be a road trip for me or maybe train.

I would love the idea, but until I win the Lotto?.....


I agree with the cut off too.

I thought manifests were handed in a week prior to sailing.


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