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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

Travel Tips: Skip the Lines with Cruise Ship Priority Check In

Waiting in line is the worst, especially when you’re so close to starting your vacation. Embarkment day aboard a cruise ship is a fun and exciting experience, but for those looking to expedite the process, spending a little extra for cruise ship priority check in could be worth every penny.

Every cruise line does their priority check in a little differently, but the overall goal is to help you skip the long lines to get you on the ship and in your room a whole lot faster. There’s no debating how great an idea that is, especially for those with kids who may not appreciate spending a long time in line prior to boarding.

A Cruise Tip For Everyone

Cruise Ship Priority Check In

Kids don’t like waiting in lines

Cruise ships are pretty good at embankment by now, meaning they have a system that gets people through the line as quickly as possible. However, when you’re cruising on a ship with upwards of 5,000 people, there’s going to be a fair amount of standing and waiting no matter how fast the line is moving.

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Norwegian Cruise Line, for example, offers a tiered system for boarding where Platinum, Platinum Plus and Ambassador members skip the general boarding line in favor of one that gets them on the ship with a minimal wait time.

Carnival Cruise Line is another cruise line offering a special boarding system for those willing to pay a little more. Passengers who are VIFP Platinum and Diamond guests, as well as those vacationing in deluxe suites, are afforded special embarkation and debarkation privileges which make your life a whole lot simpler.

How Can I Get Cruise Ship Priority Check In?

Checking out the website of whatever cruise line you’re sailing on usually has all the information you need about qualifying for special boarding privileges. Some may even include faster access to shore excursions and more so do some research before you go to see what the advantages are. If you can’t find it online, just call! Cruise lines are always looking for ways to make your travel and vacation more enjoyable.

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