Don’t do this on embarkation day in 2021

Embarkation day Carnival Panorama

Our list of embarkation day don’ts

We’ve just returned from a terrific Carnival cruise, and we’ve seen first hand how cruising has changed. In this podcast we’ll talk about some of those changes, and what not to do if you want to enjoy that wonderful first day- embarkation day! Today, we’re sharing 10 things you should NOT do on embarkation day. 

If you are planning a cruise soon, you’ll want to give today’s podcast a listen. We’ve got lots of great cruise tips and a fare amount of silly side-tracking.

If you don’t have time for the whole podcast, you can get a peek at the list below.

  1. Not printing off your boarding docs & not completing pre boarding paperwork online
  2. Arriving too early, or before your assigned boarding time
  3. Not knowing your cruise line’s carry on beverage policy
  4. Not packing a small embarkation day bag
  5. Thinking the buffet is your only option for lunch
  6. Not exploring the ship
  7. Waiting to do the muster drill
  8. Missing sailaway
  9. Not confirming dining arrangements
  10. Not savoring the moment – don’t rush around so much that you don’t enjoy the day

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Embarkation day Carnival Panorama

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Sheri and her family are cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.