We will be booking within two weeks of sailing, so most likely we won't have any docs. It's for the Carnival Fantasy on May 8. What happens when you show up at the pier with no docs?
I know when we sailed out of Port Everglades we had to show our docs to a security guard in order to be allowed to enter the port area. I don't think the same is true of Port Canaveral, but what do we do if it is?
Land Cruise, Britain and Belgium
Now posting as MichelleP.
With the level of threat lowered I think it has relaxed somewhat. Have your ID out and tell them that your documents are at the check-in and they are welcome to look you names up on any manifest they may have. Even when the treat level was at it's high point we were waved through at the port but did have to show the docs and ID at the porter for our bags. We had them because our friends had picked them up for us but we won't have anything next week when we go until we get to the deck.
It's been a year and a half but we sailed from Port Canaveral with my folks who booked 3 days prior. They went up to the Carnival desk and retrieved their docs. No problems or questions whatsoever. It's not like this is an unusual occurence so hopefully that has not changed in the meantime.
On my last cruise I didn't get my cabin assignment until arriving at the pier. The skycaps had a manifest and they gave me my cabin assignment. It was then that I filled out my bag tag and wrote the cabin number in.