We received an email this morning from HA stating they have a new check-in policy. The new policy issues required check-in times by ship level. I can't say we are thrilled. Like most seasoned travelers we enjoy arriving early, having lunch, and going for a swim before the crowds arrive.
Any thoughts/suggestions on this new mandate?
To help facilitate a smooth start to your voyage we have implemented a
progressive cruise check-in schedule. Please arrive at the check-in time listed
below. If you purchased a pre-cruise hotel package from Holland America, your
transfer time will be provided at your hotel. Guests traveling on shared
transport or arriving as a group will be checked in together. Guests should not arrive prior to the suggested check-in time below. Boarding will begin at 1:00
PM and all guests must be onboard by 4:00 PM.
1:30 PM - Deck 6, & Deck 10 (Mozart & Panorama)
2:00 PM - Deck 4 & Deck 8 (Beethoven & Navigation)
2:30 PM - Deck 5 & Deck 7 (Gershwin & Schubert)
3:00 PM - Deck 1 & Deck 11 (Main & Sun)
We invite our 4 & 5 Star Mariners and Pinnacle & Neptune Suite guests to arrive
anytime between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.