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Normally embarkation on most of the cruise lines is around 12 noon so you can have lunch on the ship.

 

On documents for our Ponant cruise, embarkation time is between 4 and 5 pm. 

 

Is it really from 4pm ? 

What is your experience about this ? 

 

Thanks

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We cruised in Antarctica which may be different than other locations since we flew in on a charter flight.  After landing we were met by staff who took our luggage to the ship.  Then we boarded busses for a lovely lunch at a resort hotel.  After lunch, hikes, and free time we were taken to the ship.  I think we arrived about 3 pm.  Muster was shortly thereafter in the theater.  We sailed 4:30 - 5 pm.

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We boarded in Cayenne and yes, it was at 4 p.m. and happened at exactly that!

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Both me and my TA are scratching our  heads over this one.  Apparently 4 pm is the standard embark time AND they want you off the ship on the final day at 8 AM.  Hmmm.  Eight hours to clean 92 rooms and restock, with as many crew on board as guests?

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4 hours ago, mediaprohi said:

Both me and my TA are scratching our  heads over this one.  Apparently 4 pm is the standard embark time AND they want you off the ship on the final day at 8 AM.  Hmmm.  Eight hours to clean 92 rooms and restock, with as many crew on board as guests?

 

They have to leave room for the traditional French sport: the wildcat strike! :classic_wink:

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