Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Sign in to follow this  
jean87510

Staying on ship post cruise for a few hours? Can you prebook this?

Recommended Posts

I'm not sure which forum I read this but is there a package that you can get to stay on ship until 1 or 2pm? We have late flights out of Tampa in November and wouldn't mind spending extra dollars to just relax on ship after our transatlantic. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This option is not available at any US ports as the ship is required to get to zero count before any new passengers can board.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They were offering it in the Med, but never saw it for US ports

 

I think it was around $40 per person, and if you had the internet package, they would extend it for the day.  You still had to be out of your cabin early, though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember seeing it somewhere but I think it was Mediterranean. Someone posted about it a couple of weeks ago. I wish they did it in US. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While you must be off the ship by  10 am at the latest, immediately adjacent to the terminal is a very nice aquarium. Easy way to kill a couple of hours there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is only for European sailings...and you still have to be OUT of your cabin mighty early.  In Tampa, they want you gone ASAP...abut 10am is the latest, and that means 2 hours hanging out in public areas.  Nothing is open...everyone is busy getting ready for the next batch of cruisers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update for @Host Clarea - on several X cruises from FLL there is now a Stay Longer programme. It is about $69pp.  X claiming they have got special permission for this... so it may be coming to RCI soon?  Watch this space!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, little britain said:

X claiming they have got special permission for this... so it may be coming to RCI soon? 

Can inter-porting be far behind? PE->POM->Perfect Day->Nassau

Edited by Biker19

Share this post


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

Update for @Host Clarea - on several X cruises from FLL there is now a Stay Longer programme. It is about $69pp.  X claiming they have got special permission for this... so it may be coming to RCI soon?  Watch this space!

 

Interesting, thanks for the info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, little britain said:

Update for @Host Clarea - on several X cruises from FLL there is now a Stay Longer programme. It is about $69pp.  X claiming they have got special permission for this... so it may be coming to RCI soon?  Watch this space!

We were on the Equinox, out of FLL, in September. This was not an option then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, grandgeezer said:

We were on the Equinox, out of FLL, in September. This was not an option then.

I’m on Equinox in April and it is an option for me in the planner. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I work at Port Everglades and we do not have this program.  In looking at the Royal FAQ's it is only offered in select European ports. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, mscinmia said:

I work at Port Everglades and we do not have this program.  In looking at the Royal FAQ's it is only offered in select European ports. 

Port Everglades will be offering this by next April at the latest for Celebrity according to LB’s post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lingering is not as much fun as you imagine.  You will need to be OUT of the cabin by 8:30, breakfast is earlier than normal on departure day, and any service you've come to expect is conspicuously  missing on the last morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, cb at sea said:

Lingering is not as much fun as you imagine.  You will need to be OUT of the cabin by 8:30, breakfast is earlier than normal on departure day, and any service you've come to expect is conspicuously  missing on the last morning.

This sums it up.  Unless they start opening more venues when charging for this, departure day just isn't a pleasant time to hang around doing nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Can inter-porting be far behind? PE->POM->Perfect Day->Nassau

 

Carnival used to interport between New Orleans and Tampa. Late 90's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Port Everglades will be offering this by next April at the latest for Celebrity according to LB’s post.

Maybe for Celebrity but not for Royal..... I will check with my Celebrity contact as well as CBP.  Not sure how this will work as they want 0 count onboard before we can even board the back to backs....

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Carnival used to interport between New Orleans and Tampa. Late 90's

That was our very first cruise in 1998, a week at Disney and a weeks cruise on Carnival Celebration from Tampa. We picked it because we wanted to see New Orleans. It got us hooked!

Share this post


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

That was our very first cruise in 1998, a week at Disney and a weeks cruise on Carnival Celebration from Tampa. We picked it because we wanted to see New Orleans. It got us hooked!

 

That's about when we sailed her. Once out of Tampa and once out of New Orleans. We were living in Huntsville AL then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, mscinmia said:

Maybe for Celebrity but not for Royal..... I will check with my Celebrity contact as well as CBP.  Not sure how this will work as they want 0 count onboard before we can even board the back to backs....

 

They obviously have received whatever clearance and exceptions they needed as they are offering it for sale.  If it can be done on Celebrity it can be done on Royal....whether it is or not that is a different subject.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, mscinmia said:

Maybe for Celebrity but not for Royal..... I will check with my Celebrity contact as well as CBP.  Not sure how this will work as they want 0 count onboard before we can even board the back to backs....

 

That's what I said - it is being offered for X.......on my cruise in April and on a few others around that date.

 

Extend Your Stay

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Not quite ready to say goodbye? Neither are we. Extend your vacation a few extra hours.

 

Overview

Not quite ready to say goodbye? Neither are we. Extend your vacation a few extra hours. Let us store your luggage while you relax by the pool and sip on a cocktail from your Classic Beverage package. Relax with a massage at the spa. There's so much more you can do. So, there's no need to rush to leave the ship. With Extend Your Stay, you can take your time and return home completely rejuvenated. Plus, we can arrange private or group transportation for you to the airport for an additional fee. FT97

 

From*55.89GBP Adult

 

31.59GBP Child

Edited by little britain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I was able to get some info on the program.  I think it is great for those that have late flights..... You learn something new everyday.   

 

You will have to get off the ship with your luggage and go thru customs , and then drop your luggage at the suite luggage entrance and meet the shorex staff and wait in the general boarding area till 0 count. You board back with your original sea pass card before general boarding commences....You need to be off the ship 90 minutes before the next sailing.  You will then collect your luggage.  This is only for Celebrity Terminal 25.

 

 

 

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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team!
      • 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...