Embarkation Check-In and Boarding Times

Published 06/05/2015 12:56 PM   |    Updated 03/16/2017 03:25 PM

We know that providing a smooth embarkation experience is an important part of getting your vacation off to a great start. By staggering guests’ arrival time at the cruise terminal, we will be able to streamline our embarkation process and enhance your boarding experience. Staggered Check-In is in place in all embarkation ports.

All guests are required to check-in at embarkation at least 60 minutes prior to the published ship departure time or risk cancellation of their reservation. Guests may access staterooms no earlier than 1:30pm, unless you are a VIFP Diamond or Platinum level guest or have purchased Faster to the Fun.


Baltimore, Maryland
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The ship departs at 5:00pm. 

  • Carnival Pride (1/07/18, 11/04/18, 1/04/19): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.

Barbados
Guests may check-in and board between 11:00am and 2:00pm. The ship departs at 5:00pm.

Barcelona, Spain
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 12:00pm and 4:00pm. The ship departs at 5:00pm.

  • Carnival Horizon (5/09/18): Guests may board between 1:00pm and 6:00pm. The ship departs at 7:00pm.

Charleston, South Carolina
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Sunshine (10/26/17): Guests may board between 3:30pm and 9:00pm. The ship departs at 10:00pm.
  • Carnival Sunshine (5/15/17): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.
  • Carnival Ecstasy (11/05/17, 11/10/18): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Port Everglades)
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Splendor (5/07/17): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 9:00pm.

Galveston, Texas
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Freedom (10/28/17, 10/27/18, 1/19/19): Guests may board between 12:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.
  • Carnival Breeze (9/16/18): Guests may board between 12:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Guests may board between 1:30pm and 6:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm, the following day.

Jacksonville, Florida
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Guests may check-in and board between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

Long Beach, California
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Guest may board as follows:

  • Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration: Guests may board between 1:00pm and 4:30pm. The ship departs at 5:30pm.
  • Carnival Miracle and Carnival Splendor: Guests may board between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. The ship departs at 4:30pm.
  • Carnival Miracle (9/02/17): Guests may board between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.
  • Carnival Splendor (8/25/18): Guests may board between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.

Miami, Florida
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Splendor (12/17/17): Guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 8:00pm.

Mobile, Alabama
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Guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

New York City, New York
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Horizon 8-day cruises: Guests may board between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. the ship departs at 5:00pm.

Norfolk, Virginia
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. The ship departs at 5:00pm.

  • Carnival Sunshine (6/04/17): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.

Port Canaveral, Florida
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Sunshine (1/07/18, 1/12/19): Guests may board between 12:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.
  • Carnival Breeze (11/03/18): Guests may board between 12:30pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Guests may board between 2:30pm and 8:30pm. The ship departs at 10:00pm.

Seattle, Washington
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Guests may board between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

Tampa, Florida
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Unless otherwise noted below, guests may board between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.

  • Carnival Paradise (12/04/17): Guests may board between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.
  • Carnival Miracle (12/02/18): Guests may board between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The ship departs at 6:00pm.  

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Guests may board as follows:

  • Carnival Legend (4/30/17): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. The ship departs at 4:00pm.
  • Carnival Legend (9/12/17 and 9/13/18): Guests may board between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. The ship departs at 5:00pm.
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