Eaves - Answered a Question by Gurd (14 Jul 07 14:29)

From getting our luggage label called (15 mins early) took us 10 mins to have seapass scanned, walk down gangway, find & collect luggage & walk through customs. Very efficient. We were on deck 8. They give you an early departure time from 6.30am if you have a flight. You have to complete a form given out by your cabin attendent in the week.

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Bladon - Answered a Question by Gurd (03 Jul 07 19:52)

You will probably be best off checking with the Royal Caribbean direct for earliest disembarkation timings, From experience disembarkation does not usually start until after 08:30 but , there is a facility which you need to check with the line direct on , that you can carry your own bags off and disembark at 07:30, maybe a little earlier, even then you will need to have a taxi waiting at arrivals hall to take you to Southampton Airport, it will very be tight on timing for your flight check in especially as there is the unknown factor of morning rush hour traffic at Southampton. Best of Luck .

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Dilley - Answered a Question by Gurd (03 Jul 07 20:49)

The people in charge of disembarkation will be aware of your flight times on departure, and should schedule your exit time to allow for that. If you are uncertain talk with the helpful reception staff a day or two into your cruise, to ensure you are included in of the first groups to depart. It also depends whether you are an independant traveller or travelling on a charter flight.

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Briggs - Answered a Question by Gurd (03 Jul 07 21:47)

I've no experience of Navigator but I have been on RCI and Celebrity (same company) who like to get disembarkation going early. You need to ask for early d1sembarkation in good time, and there shouldn't be much problem. If there is, persevere. The first passengers should be getting of by 9 at the latest, so if you're among them you should be OK. One thing that might be an issue at present is increased security, which could slow up disembarkation and airport check in. It might be worth ringing the airport and then RCI before you go to get there take on that. Have a good trip - I hope to try that ship sometime soon. Dave Briggs .

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gib - Answered a Question by Gurd (03 Jul 07 22:53)

The navigator is a very large ship, but it is well organised, and takes about the same time to disembark as the medium size ships. although they say it docks at 6am, it will dock well before this and will be clearedfor around 6am. just ask for an early departure, and they will oblige. the airport is only half an hour from the dock at most, and southampton is a very small airport. i have also yet to see a single flight leave on time from southampton, so 10:30 departure is very optomistic. there are no customs as such at southampton, so if you want to increase your duty free allowance quite considerably don't worry. hope this helps, as i said just ask for an early disembarkation time when you get on P J .

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Parsons - Answered a Question by Gurd (03 Jul 07 23:10)

Disembarked on 39th June - so this answer is bang up to date. Disembarkation times are related to onwards travel arrangement which you enter on a disembarkation questionnaire during the voyage. Those with the earliest air/rail/coach connections included in their package go first. You can leave at 6.30 am if you take all your own baggage ashore rather than having the heavy cases taken ashore for you. Finally, Crown & Anchor Society members may get priority disembarkation depending on the level of membership.

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Tester - Answered a Question by Gurd (04 Jul 07 08:07)

We came back in May on Navigator of the Seas - we had to be out of the cabin by 8 a.m. Went up to the Windjammer restaurant at 7 a.m for breakfast. After vacating our cabin we assembled in The Metropolis Theatre. You will have received a leaflet giving you different colours listed for the different decks starting with the higher decks and disabled people going first. We eventually got off at approx. 10 a.m. - we were on deck 6. Even after getting off, by the time we had found our luggage and then had to queue for a shuttle bus to take us to the overflow car-park it would have been well after 10.45 a.m. But I am sure you would be able to get priority to enable you to catch your flight. You could check this with customer's service desk or I am sure you you could do this via the internet going on to Royal Caribbean's web-site. Have a good cruise - my husband and I are in our seventies and we thoroughly enjoyed this ship - make sure you go to the ice-show it was brilliant.

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gilliland - Answered a Question by Gurd (04 Jul 07 08:18)

No problem. if you want --carry your own baggage---saves time looking for them! get taxi on quayside --20minutes-- Bingo!--your at checkin.

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Blyth - Answered a Question by Gurd (04 Jul 07 09:15)

Normally docking at that time of the morning I would expect the last guests to have left the ship by 08.30 Normally you will be given luggage tags the day before and this will invovle going to an area and waiting for your colour tag to be called. There will almost cedrtainly be a farewell/departure session a day or two before you leave and one of the familty should go along to here all about the disembarkation arrangements. If you are a member of the cruise line club I think with Royal its Diamond club or something like this depending on youe membership status you get a higher priority but you will certainly have to fill in a form advising what time you flight leaves and from where if you booked flights with Royal C as well as the cruise they will know but not if you travelled independently then important to make sure this is done.

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bryant - Answered a Question by Gurd (04 Jul 07 09:39)

You can disembark with your own luggage (we did) before 0730 - plenty of time re your fligh.

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