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I have read that in the USA you have to leave the ship and go through security again between the back to back cruises.  Do you have to do this in Southampton or do the UK have different rules?  We hoped just to use the ship and not leave in between cruises.  We are changing cabins so obviously will not be in our cabins as we know they will need to clean etc but will find somewhere on board to hang out until our new cabin is ready.  This is our first back to back and so are not sure what really happens - any tips will be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi I did back to back in Venice and did not have to leave the ship. Assume it is same throughout europe

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In some ports in the US, you don't have to leave the ship during a B2B. There was no customs/immigration to go through when we left the ship in Southampton. 

 

I hope someone is able to answer your question.

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We did a B2B in Southampton in September and did not have to leave the ship or go through any process.  I asked at Passenger Services desk at least three times to be sure!  Lol! 

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On 11/17/2019 at 5:41 PM, MustangGT said:

We did a B2B in Southampton in September and did not have to leave the ship or go through any process.  

Same experience.  Probably the same cruises.  Turnaround Sept 22, 2019.

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5 minutes ago, KreinKrunker said:

Same experience.  Probably the same cruises.  Turnaround Sept 22, 2019.

 

Yes!  That was the one!  We had a great cruise!  Hope you did also!

 

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We did a b2b out of Southampton in June on the Sapphire Princess.  We did not have to get off the ship or even congregate in a particular location during the switch.  We just stayed in our cabin. You do not have to do the safety briefing again.  You will get a note in your stateroom for the transition day. 

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Wow! Some of my favorite pubs are in Southampton (Duke of Wellington, Red Lion, Titanic, etc). I can't imagine not leaving the ship. We will be doing a B2B in August/September on the Crown Princess. First off, last on.

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Thanks everyone great help.  Live not far from Southampton so don't need to walk around it - would rather enjoy the ship - that's why we cruise - the ship life is wonderful.

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