Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
BeachinLar

Tampa Port FTTF embarkation time?

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, BeachinLar said:

What time do the FTTF cruisers get to board in Tampa?

We open the terminal doors at 10:30 and generally speaking boarding begins around 11:15 with FTTF around 10-15 after that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Captain, sir!

 

This is great information.

 

Does this mean that check-in starts at 10:30?  Or can one check-in earlier?  I know there's an online function but you still need to stop by a counter for the cabin key card, right?

 

Thanks!

 

Dr. Jamba

I prefer to be called Evil Genius!

 

Edited by DrJamba
updated signature

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, DrJamba said:

Captain, sir!

 

This is great information.

 

Does this mean that check-in starts at 10:30?  Or can one check-in earlier?  I know there's an online function but you still need to stop by a counter for the cabin key card, right?

 

Thanks!

 

Dr. Jamba

I prefer to be called Evil Genius!

 

 

We sailed on Miracle out of Tampa in December. The S&S cards were located by your cabin door.  This has been the same process on every Carnival cruise we have been on recently. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

We sailed on Miracle out of Tampa in December. The S&S cards were located by your cabin door.  This has been the same process on every Carnival cruise we have been on recently. 

 

So, does this mean when you check in online and purchase FTTF, your S&S cards are waiting for you at the cabin?  Or is a case of one has nothing to do with the other?

 

Thank you for your prompt reply!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, DrJamba said:

 

So, does this mean when you check in online and purchase FTTF, your S&S cards are waiting for you at the cabin?  Or is a case of one has nothing to do with the other?

 

Thank you for your prompt reply!

Yes. We sailed the end of November and had FTTF.  We arrived early and went to our cabin as soon as we boarded. The cards were in a sealed envelope in our box. Just to clarify - you still have to check in when you arrive at the terminal even though you did the online check-in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, DrJamba said:

 

So, does this mean when you check in online and purchase FTTF, your S&S cards are waiting for you at the cabin?  Or is a case of one has nothing to do with the other?

 

Thank you for your prompt reply!

 

S&S cards are located at the cabin door for all passengers, so this has nothing to do with FTTF. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

S&S cards are located at the cabin door for all passengers, so this has nothing to do with FTTF. 

 

Oh, wow, that's new to me!  My last cruise was 2 years ago and we were given the cards at the check-in counter and I thought we used them to board the ship.  Sounds like things have changed.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sunonfire said:

Yes. We sailed the end of November and had FTTF.  We arrived early and went to our cabin as soon as we boarded. The cards were in a sealed envelope in our box. Just to clarify - you still have to check in when you arrive at the terminal even though you did the online check-in.

 

I kinda figured that even with OLCI we would have to stop at the check-in counters.  But it seems that the process has been changed since our last cruise 2 years ago.

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is all very helpful information, as a group of us is going on a fundraiser cruise on the Paradise in October. Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2019
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...