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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #16
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We had #3 out of New York in Sept.

We had #1 last January * we were renewing our vows on board so I think thats why we got that*

We have the same time slot tomorrow, hoping for a #3 again.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #17
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We received boarding number 5 in June 2012 with our 11:00 Port Arrival Time.

But I really wish they'd try to manage this better. There was just a mass of people at the boarding entrance and we couldn't even discern where the end of the line was. We ended up just merging with the mass somewhere in the middle and slowly moved toward the entrance.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #18
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In Oct we had a 2-2:30 PAT and actually arrived at 11:00. We got a 3!! I don't think there is any rhyme or reason to the PAT.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #19
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We are first time Disney cruisers embarking this Saturday (therefore not even silver so had last possible check-in in dates in November and last choices for excursions, etc). We snagged an 11-11:30 PAT on a full ship and I didn't check-in online until 8 am EST (no midnights for me). Our friends checked in online around 11 am and got 11:30-12 PAT. We'll find out our boarding time Saturday...I was a bit surprised that we weren't much later, unless a lot of cruisers on our date are first-timers.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone for your answers...this puts my mind at ease! I work midnights so I am up at that time anyways...


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In Oct we had a 2-2:30 PAT and actually arrived at 11:00. We got a 3!! I don't think there is any rhyme or reason to the PAT.
They have just recently changed the policy I believe. It may have been sometime in Dec I think. Anyways, this is how it went for us in 2011 actually. We had an 11:30-12 arrival time and got number 6 boarding which was pretty good at that time, considering we were first time cruisers. We boarded very quickly when it started.

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We are first time Disney cruisers embarking this Saturday (therefore not even silver so had last possible check-in in dates in November and last choices for excursions, etc). We snagged an 11-11:30 PAT on a full ship and I didn't check-in online until 8 am EST (no midnights for me). Our friends checked in online around 11 am and got 11:30-12 PAT. We'll find out our boarding time Saturday...I was a bit surprised that we weren't much later, unless a lot of cruisers on our date are first-timers.
Well done!! You guys must be soooooo excited!!! Hope your boarding goes well and you have a wonderful cruise!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #21
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We were on the Jan 17th Dream with a PAT of 11:00. We were given #4 but had trouble getting throught the massive crowd when our # was called to board so we didn't get to board until after they were calling #7. People had the entrance to board totally blocked This was our 5th cruise and the 1st time this has ever happened.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #22
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #23
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We were on the Jan 17th Dream with a PAT of 11:00. We were given #4 but had trouble getting throught the massive crowd when our # was called to board so we didn't get to board until after they were calling #7. People had the entrance to board totally blocked This was our 5th cruise and the 1st time this has ever happened.
So were we but number 3. As we were checking in the fam beside us got number 156
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #24
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I hope that family had a late PAT and were showing up too early, and that won't happen to us.
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I've never heard a number higher than 40 before. Usually by that time it is open boarding and they don't even give out the boarding numbers anymore.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #26
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I hope that family had a late PAT and were showing up too early, and that won't happen to us.
They did and tried to change once upon arriving they were told it would be no earlier than 1:30-2 before they could board.
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Last May we had this slot on the Magic out of Port Canaveral and got boarding number 5.
We did the Magic last May too. We were first timers, but were able to get the 11:00 am slot. Received #5 and we got on the ship right around noon.
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They did and tried to change once upon arriving they were told it would be no earlier than 1:30-2 before they could board.
Great to see that they are sticking to it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #29
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We got #5 on our Jan 12 Fantasy Eastern Caribbean. Our arrival time was 11 and thanks to the stupid CI&S Shuttle, we arrived 11:30/11:45. GRRRRRR We were eating at Cabanas by 12:30 though so it went super fast.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #30
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Last February on the Dream we had a PAT of 11am and got #3! Woo, hoo we were on the Aquaduck by 11:45! DS was first one in the pool and had it to himself for almost 30 minutes! Great day.
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