Today was the day that I boarded Carnival Sunshine for my seven night Canada/New England sailing.
Getting to the Pier
I stayed in the city last night and my friend lives like 4 blocks from the pier so there was no rush getting to the ship. In fact, I walked to the ship, it was that close. Like a straight line and two streets up.
Check in at the pier started off really efficient. The porter took my bag; I went up the elevator, and into the terminal to check-in. There was a dedicated priority line with no wait at security checkpoint. They directed me to the Captain’s Club for check in (I’m Platinum) and waited for my name to be called. The boarding process took an hour because the ship was a little late arriving because they encountered some rough weather coming back, so they needed a little more time turning the ship and clearing customs.
Curb to ship took an hour. If there were no delaying, it would’ve taken 30 minutes. Once they announced board, they said all priority and Faster to the Fun guests could board. The only problem is, lots thought they could be sneaky and try to get onboard early. Every single one of those people who tried to get in got sent back to their seat. It was pretty funny.