Five More Carnival Ships to Offer Staggered Embarkation

By ,   August 29, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line is adding 5 additional cruise ships to line's successful staggered embarkation program. The company first tested staggered check-in in October 2015 in Galveston. After a successful test pilot program, Carnival began to roll the process out to other embarkation cities. With these new additions, embarkation ports that will have the staggered check-in program are Long Beach (Los Angeles), Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), Mobile, Barcelona, Charleston, Miami, Galveston, Honolulu, New Orleans and Norfolk.

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Beginning in October, the five following Carnival cruise ships will switch over to staggered embarkation:

How does staggered check-in work?

Passengers will check-in online before their cruise like they normally would. When checking in, they will select a check-in window, complete all required travel information and print out their boarding passes. On embarkation day, they will fill out a quick document, go through security, and board the ship. The cruise line is hoping that this will help streamline the embarkation process and enhance the boarding experience.