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I just upgraded to an H5 18128 on the Escape. I am surprising my husband we board on the day we celebrate 50 years married. Yup, Pearl Harbor day 1969. My Dad kidded as he walked down the aisle hopefully this wasn’t the start of WWIII, guess we didn’t.  I want to know what to expect at arrival.  Is there a pull up we go to.  My son is dropping us off in the Port of Miami. I am not wanting to put the luggage tags on till we are at the curb to maintain the surprise.  Is that a good or bad idea?  

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Congrats on the 50 years!! That's seriously amazing, and quite inspiring.  

As long as you get the luggage tags on before you hand the bags to the porters, you'll be fine.  They will likely remind you if you forget, but best not to rely on that. 

When you pull up nothing is immediately different.  Once you've gone through security things start to change - instead of the normal check-in line in the giant hall, you'll head on over to the Haven line/area to get checked in, then you will be escorted to the Haven waiting area lounge.  Enjoy some coffee or tea and a small snack, you'll be in there anywhere from a couple minutes to maybe 10.  From there you'll be escorted onto the ship, zipped up to the Haven, and be given an intro to the Haven experience.  That's when things get fun.  Oh, and make sure to board with room in your stomach - after passing around sliders, fries, and drinks, often you'll be given access to dine at Margaritaville.  I recommend the nachos.  To share.  (They're huge)

Enjoy and happy anniversary! 

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Congrats on  your 50th anniversary - how wonderful!  What a sweet surprise for your husband - you are going to have a fabulous time!

 

And while I also will say that the Volcano Nachos at Margaritaville (not part of the Haven) are great - I would not choose Margaritaville as the place for your first meal! 🙂  The Haven Restaurant is just lovely with a great lunch menu and is located right within the Haven.  It is the perfect start to a week of being pampered!  (Just left the Escape Haven myself on Sunday....lucky enough to have been many times and it never disappoints!)

 

Congrats again!  🙌🎉

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I would choose Margaritaville for your first meal since it's only free the first day lunch for Haven guests.  The Haven restaurant will always be there.  Skip the sliders and what not at the Haven orientation, go to Margaritaville!

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8 hours ago, CallagDeb said:

I just upgraded to an H5 18128 on the Escape. I am surprising my husband we board on the day we celebrate 50 years married. Yup, Pearl Harbor day 1969. My Dad kidded as he walked down the aisle hopefully this wasn’t the start of WWIII, guess we didn’t.  I want to know what to expect at arrival.  Is there a pull up we go to.  My son is dropping us off in the Port of Miami. I am not wanting to put the luggage tags on till we are at the curb to maintain the surprise.  Is that a good or bad idea?  

Congrats on 50!

 

sounds like you paid retail for an upgrade vs bidding. 
 

just print your own tags. Less conspicuous than the preprinted tags that show up in snail mail 50 days prior to departure. 
 

if you are leaving from NY, after security, keep walking toward the back of the terminal. The Haven checkin is about 2/3 the way back on the right side. Stop in front of the door, say “Happy Anniversary” and turn into the private checkin. 

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8 hours ago, CallagDeb said:

I just upgraded to an H5 18128 on the Escape. I am surprising my husband we board on the day we celebrate 50 years married. Yup, Pearl Harbor day 1969. My Dad kidded as he walked down the aisle hopefully this wasn’t the start of WWIII, guess we didn’t.  I want to know what to expect at arrival.  Is there a pull up we go to.  My son is dropping us off in the Port of Miami. I am not wanting to put the luggage tags on till we are at the curb to maintain the surprise.  Is that a good or bad idea?  

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