We have been with Carnival and Royal Caribean and both want you off the ship after breakfast, between 9 n 10 am, 10 at the latest.
Was this in barbados or elsewhere?
Assuming you are on the Princess charter, then they will look after you and it will be similar to the way P&O do it, where you stay on the ship until late afternoon and then taken to the airport at the due time. If the incoming flight is late, they usually delay departure from the ship as it is more comfortable on the ship than the airport. Once you know what these times are, you should be free to leave the ship to take a short trip, although you will have to vacate your cabin in order for it to be readied for the incoming passengers.
Sea princess let us stay on ship and enjoyed all facilities. had to vacate cabin as new arrivals were coming, you can also purchase trip and then go straight to airport. think it is a little different on this trip because some embark and disembark either barbados or jamaca. there was no rush and when there was news about a delay in flight we all stayed on ship and had a lovely extra couple of hours. (Better than any airport lounge). very happy how princess treated us.
Thanks for that, that sounds ok. I was going to ask as we have been on Royal Caribbean before and they have always given us a day room at a hotel to use.