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firemantnt52
02-07-2012, 12:23 PM
We are already booked for the magic cruise April 25 and we are planning on doing a back to back with the 4 night after the one we booked. I called Disney Cruise line and of course hey won't tell you anything about the process. We are trying to find out he process for when we get back to he port and how LNG is the wait usually to get back onto the boat? We have three young children and we want/hope that he process is smooth and easy. All info would be great.......thank you all so much

threeiscrazy
02-07-2012, 12:29 PM
In September I did a B2B. If you are in the same stateroom you just leave everything as is. If you are in a different stateroom you pack everything up and your stateroom host will deliver it to the new stateroom. We hung out on the fourth deck chatting with others who were doing a B2B until around 9:45 and then went through customs and then straight back into the terminal where we checked in for the second part of our cruise. We were back onboard by 11. It was really neat to see the terminal empty.

PrincessShmoo
02-07-2012, 12:57 PM
We are already booked for the magic cruise April 25 and we are planning on doing a back to back with the 4 night after the one we booked. I called Disney Cruise line and of course hey won't tell you anything about the process. We are trying to find out he process for when we get back to he port and how LNG is the wait usually to get back onto the boat? We have three young children and we want/hope that he process is smooth and easy. All info would be great.......thank you all so much

The actual procedure on your disembarkation/reembarkation day differs from cruise to cruise.

You will receive a letter in your room at the end of your first cruise telling you how you will disembark/re-checkin & reboard. Generally, you will either be directed to a certain location on the ship (along with others who are B2Bs also), directed off the ship, through checkin, and back onto the ship, or directed as to what time you will debark the ship by yourselves, check-in and reboard.

Once you are back on the ship, you can explore pretty much anywhere, being cautious because the crew is cleaning and preparing for the next bunch of cruisers. You can use the pools, once they are clean. There is food available, usually in the Cove Cafe. Until the new cruisers start boarding you may access your stateroom. Then the barriers are put up and you cannot go to your room until room access is open to everyone.

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firemantnt52
02-07-2012, 12:58 PM
Ok.... Ty... We just wanted to make sure the process was smooth..

Im_A_Princess
02-07-2012, 01:06 PM
It is very smooth. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 Don't worry. DCL loves it's back to back cruisers!
I thought it was fun to sit and watch all the people lingering way after they were supposed to get off the ship. The music stops after a while and you expect them to say "Get off the ship!". :rotfl:
We had to wait by Guest Services for an officer who was going to escort us down through customs and back up to the terminal (our letter said this).
Then we only had about 1/2 hr to wait in the terminal and they led us back on again. We were the only ones that week cruising B2B.
14 glorious days...ahhhh. princess:

kcashner
02-07-2012, 01:14 PM
We've done a couple of B2Bs, and each was different...and different from what friends told us to expect. Yes, it is smooth and easy. We were never off the ship for more than 45 minutes.

You will get a letter in your room on the last full day telling you exactly what will be happening on YOUR cruise. You may be asked to get off at a certain time or you may be asked to meet an officer and be escorted off. Either way, you take only your documents (not luggage), go thru Customs, and back into the terminal. As soon as they've closed out the previous cruise they will check you in for the new one. The easiest thing we ever did was in Barcelona--we went to GS where we were given our new KTTW cards; never even got off the ship!

Food--usually in Cove Cafe (open to kids for only that time until 11:45, but we also had it in the Cove for adults and the Promenade Lounge for families. There are no ship services available, but you can swim as soon as the pools are clean and have access to your cabin. They did ask us to not run in and out of cabin after boarding started to avoid new guests wanting to know why WE could cross the ropes and they couldn't.

RedSox68
02-07-2012, 02:27 PM
We've done a couple of B2Bs, and each was different...and different from what friends told us to expect. Yes, it is smooth and easy. We were never off the ship for more than 45 minutes.

You will get a letter in your room on the last full day telling you exactly what will be happening on YOUR cruise. You may be asked to get off at a certain time or you may be asked to meet an officer and be escorted off. Either way, you take only your documents (not luggage), go thru Customs, and back into the terminal. As soon as they've closed out the previous cruise they will check you in for the new one. The easiest thing we ever did was in Barcelona--we went to GS where we were given our new KTTW cards; never even got off the ship!

Food--usually in Cove Cafe (open to kids for only that time until 11:45, but we also had it in the Cove for adults and the Promenade Lounge for families. There are no ship services available, but you can swim as soon as the pools are clean and have access to your cabin. They did ask us to not run in and out of cabin after boarding started to avoid new guests wanting to know why WE could cross the ropes and they couldn't.

Well stated. We LOVED our b2b in Barcelona in 2007. Just got our new KTTW cards that morning but were not required to leave. We threw a couple of loads of laundry in, went up to Topsiders and enjoyed a relaxing breakfast, back down to put laundry in dryers and then sat on Deck 5 for a while watching all the sad faces leaving. Then we hit the adult pool for 2 hours -- all to ourselves. The deck workers were so nice and friendly and we got to learn more about them. We went back to our room at about 11:00 a.m. to shower and put our themed t-shirts on for the second cruise and got off the ship strictly to get our embarkation picture for the second leg. We didn't even have to enter the terminal -- just walked down one side and then around the ropes and back up the ramp to the photographers. Hardly anyone in that area yet and Minnie was standing there in her flamenco costume. Got a great picture of my daughter with her.

Once back onboard we hit the buffet and then my husband went into Barcelona for the afternoon while my daughter napped and I tidied up the room to that great view of Barcelona while everyone else was boarding! It was a terrific day and one of my favorite onboard memories in our 9 cruises. :thumbsup2 I can't wait to do it again next year!

Off topic funny story: When we arrived to the ship for the first cruise, it was pouring and all the luggage got soaked (they had nothing covering the luggage bins on the dock). We had to run all our clothes to the dryers before we could put them away. When we returned to Barcelona before departing again, it poured again and everyone's luggage was getting wet :lmao: