Posted May 16th, 2018, 06:37 AM
Do you recommend all going to the car park and use shuttle bus both ways?
If you are fit and able, this is the quickest. They often have separate vans for the luggage but sometimes it is taken on the bus with you. My wife has problem with her leg ever since spraining it getting on to the shuttle at Harwich, so we always go to the terminal first with the luggage, and then I park the car with just hand luggage.
Do you get priority disembarkation if you do?
No, that is if you are top rank return customers or in a suite. The boarding/disembarkation is otherwise by deck from the top down, organised by colour of your luggage labels. You can opt for express disembarkation which is first, but you have to handle your own luggage, no portering.
Also what is the earliest embarkation slot usually given(Columbus 30June) as I am driving down from Lincolnshire?
You will get a given embarkation time when you receive you final documentation. You are not bound by this, but if you arrive early you will wait in the terminal until your appointed slot. If you are late it is not a problem providing you don't miss the ship sailing.