A question that appears frequently in my email, as well as on Internet message boards, is "What time should I get to the pier on embarkation day?" While I've seen message board posts advising passengers to arrive at the cruise terminal as early as possible, that's not always the wisest approach.
Why isn't it a good idea to be first in line at, say, 10:30am on embarkation day? Well, for one thing, you may not be able to enter the terminal that early and it could be raining.
For smooth sailing, CruiseDiva.com explains why Timing Is Everything on embarkation day.