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The  ship works like the airplane  in the sense that wherever your first port of entry into the US is where you will clear immigration/ Customs.   I would suggest you getting a tour in St.Thomas to be processed through quickly.  Then when you arrive in Fort Lauderdale you will walk off the ship and head right to the baggage claim and car.

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On Indy during the westbound ta in  2016 the CBP process in st Thomas was a absolute disaster.  There was only 5 officers for the whole ship ..  they will have us citizens go to the theatre and non us to the dining room We also had a delayed departure as health and coast guard inspections also took place on the same day so you may get some extra time in st Thomas . We still had a cbp inspection in Ft. Lauderdale but it was a quicker process as they only did a brief look at the passport and collected the blue form as they were still collecting them in 2016

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On 9/30/2019 at 1:55 AM, travelplus said:

The  ship works like the airplane  in the sense that wherever your first port of entry into the US is where you will clear immigration/ Customs.   I would suggest you getting a tour in St.Thomas to be processed through quickly.  Then when you arrive in Fort Lauderdale you will walk off the ship and head right to the baggage claim and car.

Yeah that's what we've done after reading the reviews. 

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On 9/30/2019 at 2:21 AM, sergeant655 said:

On Indy during the westbound ta in  2016 the CBP process in st Thomas was a absolute disaster.  There was only 5 officers for the whole ship ..  they will have us citizens go to the theatre and non us to the dining room We also had a delayed departure as health and coast guard inspections also took place on the same day so you may get some extra time in st Thomas . We still had a cbp inspection in Ft. Lauderdale but it was a quicker process as they only did a brief look at the passport and collected the blue form as they were still collecting them in 2016

If that's the case then it's a happy day as we need all the extra time we could get. What time did you get off the ship?

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