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Our New England cruise leaves from NY at 4 pm.  What would be the latest embarkation time?

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Q: What is the latest time I can arrive at the cruise terminal for my cruise?
A: In preparation for departure, you must be on board by the Final Boarding time printed on your boarding pass or you will not be permitted to sail.

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that is not true, you can board up to one hour before departure. 

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I am sure that some here who are closer to the situation will correct me but I believe the ship has to provide a final passenger manifest to DHS one hour prior to sailing. If the ship is late doing so, I'm guessing the departure will be delayed. 

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15 hours ago, coevan said:

that is not true, you can board up to one hour before departure. 

Which is the "Final Boarding Time" printed on your boarding pass as stated by amyotravel.

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OMG! Why wait? I’m on that ship as soon as I’m allowed to board! Can’t start that vacation fast enough in my opinion! I also try to get FTTF to start it even sooner. But if this is really essential information to you, make sure you are onboard about 2 hours prior to departure. I’d say 2:00 would be the latest. Why cut it any closer. For my April 5 cruise, we have to drive about 4 hours to get to port. I intend to leave between 4-5:00am to ensure I’m at least near the port and ready to check in and board ASAP. I do have FTTF for that cruise also, which will be a B2B. 

Edited by grandmarnnurse

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I should warn, not only is traffic a huge staple (not the good one) in Manhattan, but also New York's terminals are not in the best of shape, so I would advise getting there with ample time to spare!

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Knowing what the final boarding time is and planning to cut it that close are two different things. That is always good information to have "just in case" something happens.

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20 hours ago, coevan said:

that is not true, you can board up to one hour before departure. 

 

This is not true.

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Per Carnival's website, guest must be on board 60 minutes prior to sailing or they risk loosing their reservations.

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