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We are at the Port of Tampa and we were told the Dawn has not let anyone off!  
 

Anyone know what is going on?

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most likely a coast guard inspection since the dawn just arrived at this port today for the first time this year

Edited by shof515

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An hour ago People In a car told us they could not pick up someon from the Dawn because no one was allowed off

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Lots of us were off, I did do self assist, carrying my own luggage. I left the ship before 8.

 

Maybe something happened with the colored tags where they bring the luggage into the port for you. Or the security guy is being clueless. Private vehicles do have to go elsewhere for pick up. Only taxis can pull up front where the aquarium is.

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More than likely there were too many people in the terminal for Customs.  Very often Customs puts a hold on disembarking passengers until they can get clear a bit.  No big deal-- happens lots of times in lots of ports.

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Got the scoop after going through check-in. Non-US residents could not get through customs and that held up everything. But It has been a breeze getting through security and check in. We are in a suite though.

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The line to get on the ship is long.  It is very unorganized and no one seems to know what is going on.  I have a feeling we won’t be leaving port as scheduled.  

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So the porters were so confused in the luggage and told people to go all the down to the door with their luggage.  Needless to say people had their luggage with them going through screenings.  It was crazy!  
 

once you got through security they checked you in fast.  We are suppose to have mister drill at 3:30 and they are trying to get everyone on board now.  Looks like we will be about 45 minutes behind schedule.  
 

Heard that cruise came from transatlantic and some issues with customs.  That is what delayed everyone getting on.  
 

Looking forward to great cruise!  
 

 

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1 hour ago, ShannonSC2 said:

Heard that cruise came from transatlantic and some issues with customs.  That is what delayed everyone getting on. 

the Dawn did not do a transatlantic. it did a reposition cruise from New York to Tampa

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The drama continues!  (For gamblers anyway!

 

 

The casino has been on the verge of opening for an hour. The casino is packed but the machines are not turned on. 

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I disembarked yesterday from the Dawn at Tampa.  We were told via announcements (starting at 8:15 am and then approximately every 15 minutes from Julie the Cruise Director) that the port was having problems with the luggage, and Custom's computers were offline so non-US passport holders were going to be delayed. 

 

It's true the ship let the "carry your own luggage" off the ship starting at ~7:45 am.  We were taking their early transfer to the airport (light blue luggage tags, disembark time of 8:30 am) but we didn't get the call until 9:40 am.  It seems that the ship also sent all the other luggage colors off the ship about 5 minutes after we got the call as the baggage area was a zoo (maybe this is normal).  We had an 11:55 am flight and we just made it as loading the buses was also a zoo (as everyone was at least an hour later than they expected).

 

Probably not my best travel experience but certainly not my worst so no big deal but I can't imagine what disembarkation looks like for a 4,000 passenger ship looks like (Dawn is a bit more than 2,300).

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I do recall they had a holding line when I got off of the non-US passport holders.

I just thought they were giving US passport holders priority 😄.

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