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When a cruise ship stays overnight in a port ...

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by GloBug, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    ... what are the rules about disembarking and embarking? Can you come and go all night long? Can you leave one day and return the next? Or does the ship pull up the gangplank at midnight and put it back down at 8am?

    How does that work when you have an over-nighter in a port?
     
  2. Gayle V

    Gayle V Cruiser's Compass Editor

    Well, from our experience of doing this only one time:
    Can you come and go all night long?
    Yes
    Can you leave one day and return the next?
    Yes
    Or does the ship pull up the gangplank at midnight and put it back down at 8am?
    No


     
  3. Linda&Jim

    Linda&Jim Well-Known Member

    Agree with Gayle.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    Thanks Glo and Gayle. \

    c
     
  5. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Also something to remember is that with any stop at a port, the casino and shops will be CLOSED while there, even if it's overnight.
     
  6. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Oh man, Mooda is going to be SO cool!
     
  7. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    we overnighted in several ports in europe -- baltic - med -- and we could do whatever we wanted -- even stay off the ship over night
     
  8. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Agree with all of the above.
     
  9. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    It is the same as when the ship stays over day - except darker.
     
  10. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Oh, very interesting! This topic came up because we found out that Princess is changing their 2012-2013 CA Coastal cruises to include an overnight in San Francisco. DH and I were discussing whether or not we would want to come home that night... NOT! But since this change doesn't go into effect until October 2012, it's really not an issue for us.
     
  11. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info
     
  12. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Really?!? :whistle:
     
  13. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    if you went home Glo YOU would not be waited on like on the ship
     
  14. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    In "earlier" days, the bars/lounges would also be closed in port. Lots of cruisers are happy that that law was changed!!!:biggrin::clap:
     
  15. Kentskie

    Kentskie Well-Known Member

    I remember one memorable overnighter in Skagway Alaska. It was great we went to a local bar. There was a man playing his guitar and we all sang, and danced, and drank until the wee hours. The next morning some of the cruise staff was a bit hung over. Dark glasses hung over. It gave us more of a chance to mix with the locals sans hordes of cruisers. A most memorable experience. On that same cruise we stopped at Valdez. There was a local service organization (Lion's or Rotary or Kiwanis) that had an all you could eat fundraiser going. They had fresh fish that had been caught that morning. Reindeer sausage made by the members. Fresh pies and bread baked by them. One of the most amazing meals I've ever eaten. My friend and I asked how much it cost and the gentleman we asked said, "Oh just whatever you want to pay. Is 5 bucks too much?" For anyone who's ever eaten at a restaurant in Alaska you know what a bargain this incredible feast was.
     
  16. suek113kow

    suek113kow Member

    This is very good to know! Thanks for the info. Sue
     
  17. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Neat story Kentskie.
     
  18. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    And, how could you not touch base with your "Puppy Face of Love" ????
     
  19. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Oh gees, it's hard enough to leave the first time!
     
  20. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    This post is awarded the groan of the day. :duh:

    congratulations
     

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