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Old 09-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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OMG! I get to check in this Monday

Is there anything I need to know ahead of time? Do they ask when you want to board. What shall I say?

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Is there anything I need to know ahead of time? Do they ask when you want to board. What shall I say?

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At midnight the day your window opens, you can book excursions/adult dining/spa/nursery hours. The online checkin window opens at 3:00 am. At least that's the way it usually works, although some people recently have been reporting problems with this and have only been able to do their bookings/checkin about 6 or 7 am.

If you are already logged into the DCL site prior to midnight, you must log out and back in after midnight. Just hitting "refresh" won't do it, the DCL site still thinks it's whatever time you logged in.

As part of the check in process you will select a Port Arrival Time. This are 1/2 hour windows beginning when the port opens (11:00-11:30; 11:30-12:00; 12:00-12:20; etc). You must complete all parts of the online checkin in order to select your PAT.

When you check in at the port, you will get at boarding number (that number is tied to the PAT you selected). Actual boarding begins about 11:45 with boarding #1 (Concierge), #2 Platinum CC members, #3 and so on. Generally, the boarding number being announced for boarding catches up with the number being issued at checkin about 12:30 or so. At that time, Open Boarding is announced and you may board as soon as you have checked in.

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Yes Princess, I was one of those that have had problems with the online bookings/check-in. In theory, what you wrote is correct. Mel, I hope your experience goes normal, wish mine had!!!!
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