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I just logged on at 12:01 am on the day that online check in opened.  Earliest appt time was 12:30 - 1:00pm  seems very strange as the only times were 12:30-1, 1-1:30, and 1:30-2

I checked at 11:50 pm and online check in was not open. I was online right as midnight passed, so I can't imagine all the earlier time slots were taken??  Have normally gotten the 11:00 or 11:30 appointment times, but don't normally sail out of Miami.  Anyone else have this experience?  Magic on 2/17 if that helps.

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that does sound strange , i looked it up and it sails at 400 so i would also think there would be before noon check in times.  Never say that at miami before.  

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Me too, same ship....stayed up and was online the second it opened.  I had the same late choices and wondered what happened to all the early slots.  We've never had to pay final payment first but I was wondering if those who have paid in full had the choice of an earlier slot?  We've sailed out of Miami several times and had 10:30 or 11 time slots.

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I’ll post the same comment that I did for L&J’s post. Could be that there are a lot of Platinums and Diamonds on the cruise, so they don’t want those earlier time slots to be overwhelmed with lots of people showing up. Hence, why they only opened up 12:30 and after for general boarding. 

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I wôuld keep checking , maybe some earlier time slots will show up/open up and you can change/edit.

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12 hours ago, Kermit426 said:

I just logged on at 12:01 am on the day that online check in opened.  Earliest appt time was 12:30 - 1:00pm  seems very strange as the only times were 12:30-1, 1-1:30, and 1:30-2

I checked at 11:50 pm and online check in was not open. I was online right as midnight passed, so I can't imagine all the earlier time slots were taken??  Have normally gotten the 11:00 or 11:30 appointment times, but don't normally sail out of Miami.  Anyone else have this experience?  Magic on 2/17 if that helps.

tells me that there is a lot of platinum / diamond members sailing

 

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This cruise is also a Premier Casino cruise and all this people get priority boarding there as well.

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8 hours ago, i00762 said:

This cruise is also a Premier Casino cruise and all this people get priority boarding there as well.

Now that is a "AHA" comment.  I bet that is it 

 

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17 hours ago, i00762 said:

This cruise is also a Premier Casino cruise and all this people get priority boarding there as well.

That would make sense....but I just looked this up to see what it was.  The Premier Casino cruise is the same day (Feb 17) but on the Carnival Miracle. 

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Just off last week's Magic ULTRA casino cruise.  As a Diamond, I had an 11AM checkin.  Then I got an email saying check in and boarding would be delayed by an hour and cabins would be ready later than usual as well..

 

I arrived at 10:45, checked in quickly, then waited till 11:30 or so to actually board.  My cabin was available with my S&S card in the mail slot.

 

I believe that boarding Carnival ships at 10 or 10:30AM is going to be a fond memory soon.  As a Diamond, I haven't been on a ship that early in years.

Edited by evandbob

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We are sailing this Sunday the 25th. I got an email yesterday saying the check in times had all been pushed back and hour because one of the gangway ramps was not going to be available and boarding would be slowed down significantly. I wonder if those times are posted that way in response to the ports announcement that the ramp was broken and under repair.?

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Thanks everyone for your responses.  Sounds like for my particular cruise, the answer is likely Premier Cruise having the earlier boarding times.  

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On 11/19/2018 at 7:17 PM, i00762 said:

This cruise is also a Premier Casino cruise and all this people get priority boarding there as well.

And the Premier cruises also have more Platinums and Diamonds than regular sailings, although not to the extent of Journeys cruises.

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On 11/20/2018 at 5:13 PM, evandbob said:

Just off last week's Magic ULTRA casino cruise.  As a Diamond, I had an 11AM checkin.  Then I got an email saying check in and boarding would be delayed by an hour and cabins would be ready later than usual as well..

 

I arrived at 10:45, checked in quickly, then waited till 11:30 or so to actually board.  My cabin was available with my S&S card in the mail slot.

 

I believe that boarding Carnival ships at 10 or 10:30AM is going to be a fond memory soon.  As a Diamond, I haven't been on a ship that early in years.

 

I am only a platinum, but we were onboard Magic in Port Canaveral this past June at 10:30 AM. 

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