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What Is The Check-In Process Once I Get To The Port? (1770 hits)

Arrival at the Cruise Terminal:

Guests will follow the directions to the Port and pass through Port Authority Security. Guests will be asked to show Proof of I.D. and Cruise Documents. Guests will drop off their luggage at the Baggage Drop-Off area and give the luggage to the Porter; the customary tip for this service is $1.00 per bag.

If guests drove by private car, guests will park their car in the designated parking area and walk back to the terminal; depending on the distance, some cruise terminals have a complimentary shuttle from the parking area to the terminal.

Guest will proceed into the cruise terminal for Check-In.

The Embarkation Check-In Process:

Security Checkpoint
Guests will pass through the X-ray Security Machines with their carry-on bags. Luggage larger than 24" x 16" will not be permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in with a curbside porter.

Check- in
Guests will proceed to the Check-In area. The embarkation process will include submitting cruise documents, showing proof of travel documentation and issuing a credit card (if applicable) for their Sail & Sign Account.

All guests must activate his/her Sail & Sign Account with a credit card (Amex, Visa, Discover, JCB, Visa/ MasterCard gift cards and MasterCard ) or opt to pay with cash. The credit card must be present at embarkation and the cash is deposited on board at the Information/Purserís Desk.

Each guest will be issued a Sail & Sign card, which is used to (1) charge on their Sail & Sign Account, (2) access their Stateroom Key and (3) get on/off the ship. The Sail & Sign Card is used to (1) charge to their Sail & Sign Account and (2) get on/off the ship.

Embarkation Photo
Guests will have a "Welcome Aboard" photo taken by the Ship's Photo Staff. The photo will be on display later in the cruise for purchase.

The Security Personnel will take guestís Sail Sign Card and with the onboard security system, imbed a full color, digital photograph together with personal database information directly onto the Sail Sign Card.

Then, you are off on your way ...
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 at 4:20PM
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