On the website of superfast ferries on check-in and boarding is written:
Passengers & Vehicles:
2 hours before departure
Further down on the page, it says in small letters:
Check-in Closing time: 30' before departure
I would read a check-in closing time 30 minutes before departure such that if I arrive 45 minutes before departure, I can check in and board the vessel. Is this interpretation correct or wrong? What does the "boarding shoulder" mean? In my experience, 2 hours is more typical for international overnight ferries than 30 minutes. The page also notes that all passengers are kindly required to proceed to the embarkation area, at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Would I still be allowed to enter if my train is delayed and I arrive 2½ or 1½ hour before departure as a foot passenger?