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

GloBug

Senior Flea Coller Tester
#1
... 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?
 

Gayle V

Cruiser's Compass Editor
#2
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


 

Karry

Well-Known Member
#5
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.
 

GloBug

Senior Flea Coller Tester
#10
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.
 

ShipMaven

Forever Remembered
#14
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.
In "earlier" days, the bars/lounges would also be closed in port. Lots of cruisers are happy that that law was changed!!!:biggrin::clap:
 

Kentskie

Well-Known Member
#15
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.