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Many people tend to prefer a mid ship cabin,...
Many people tend to prefer a mid ship cabin, since that is where you'll experience the least amount of motion. To avoid noise from certain areas on the ship, select a cabin that has only cabins above...
We don't go bar-hopping, or do a lot of shopping...
We don't go bar-hopping, or do a lot of shopping when in port. We're basically beach people. Not much point in staying at the beach when the sun goes down. And, the majority of excursions, especially...
Yes. This. Then you can use your walkie talkie as...
Yes. This. Then you can use your walkie talkie as a paper weight if you leave a message on your cabin's desk for your cabin mate. That's about the only thing a walkie talkie will be good for on the...
Keep in mind, not all cabin doors are metal. If...
Keep in mind, not all cabin doors are metal. If your door is wooden, door magnets will be useless (unless you attach them with Command strips). ;)
I'm guessing every cabin has the exact same type...
I'm guessing every cabin has the exact same type of thermostat with the same settings. The only place colder would be the refrigerated storage area by the galley, but I doubt if you'd be allowed to...
The Vista has an "On Demand" movie channel. Some...
The Vista has an "On Demand" movie channel. Some titles are free, and there are some that you pay for. No point in listing the titles available on our recent cruise. I'm sure they'll be entirely...
CruiserBruce is right, but since you're here,...
CruiserBruce is right, but since you're here, I'll answer you. The A/C in the cabin is fairly easy to control. The thermostat doesn't have numbers on it. There are up & down buttons to raise or lower...
Well, son-of-a-gun. Guess I should have looked at...
Well, son-of-a-gun. Guess I should have looked at one of my S&S cards before I said there wasn't a barcode.:o There it is, plain as day.
We booked a cove for the first time two years ago...
We booked a cove for the first time two years ago on the Breeze. We had #2268. It's just below the Excursions Desk, so no noise from above. Also, there's no lifeboat directly over the balcony....
There is no barcode, just a magnetic stripe. You...
There is no barcode, just a magnetic stripe. You can use any lanyard you like. You can get plain ones at Office Max, sport team lanyards at sporting goods stores, and places like Lowes and Home Depot...
No need to bring soap to wash out your cup /mug....
No need to bring soap to wash out your cup /mug. Just use a little bit of the liquid shower gel. Wash with hot water, rinse, then use a clean hand towel to wipe it dry. ;)
Every last departing passenger could be off of...
Every last departing passenger could be off of the ship, but boarding won't begin until the ship has been cleared by Customs. Typically (at least in Miami), boarding begins somewhere between 10:45 -...
There are several excursions to choose from for...
There are several excursions to choose from for St. Kitts, through the cruise line as well as independent companies. On our recent visit, we went zip-lining. Not necessarily the most unique thing,...
You can arrive at the port as early as you want...
You can arrive at the port as early as you want to, but, as springs741 mentioned, you won't be allowed to enter the terminal before your check-in time (unless you have priority status). Example: You...
Sorry. No bottles allowed. Only cans. The average...
Sorry. No bottles allowed. Only cans. The average cost for a 12-pack is around $3.99 at most stores, but that may vary somewhat. Depending on the port, you may have to figure in the cost of a taxi...
In the past, we would know before we ever boarded...
In the past, we would know before we ever boarded the ship which cruise we wanted to take next, the cruise date, and which cabin we wanted. Pretty easy for the Carnival rep. at the Future Cruise...
Must've been a slow and boring day to resurrect a...
Must've been a slow and boring day to resurrect a thread that's 8 years old.
And I'd bet many of those same complainers are...
And I'd bet many of those same complainers are the ones that walk over to the clothing optional section at Orient Beach (on St. Martin) and make snide remarks about who and what they see there.
We've debated for some time about booking a...
We've debated for some time about booking a cruise on the Pride. Baltimore is approximately a 6 1/2 hr. drive for us, which would mean no hassles with flying (yay!). We're not hesitant about cruising...
if you don't absolutely have to have a burger and...
if you don't absolutely have to have a burger and fries from Guy's on Embarkation Day, go to the Deli. It's a very short line there. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/images/clear.png?emoji-wink-1685
Oops! My mistake. I thought the Magic was out of...
Oops! My mistake. I thought the Magic was out of Miami. Well then, maybe the Port Authority there has different regulations than they do in Miami. So, I guess if it's important to eat at the Pig &...
I can't imagine Carnival (or any cruise ship)...
I can't imagine Carnival (or any cruise ship) having a cooking device that uses open flames. I'm betting the Pig & Anchor uses an electric smoker, since it can smoke the meat without using open...
Open fire? On a cruise ship?!? Sounds like...
Open fire? On a cruise ship?!? Sounds like someone was giving you a line of B.S.
Well, we were on the Vista last month (Apr. 8th -...
Well, we were on the Vista last month (Apr. 8th - 16th), and the Pig & Anchor WAS open on Embarkation Day, and that's where we and a whole bunch of other people ate lunch. I know their hours are...
Just a tip: On Embarkation Day, the two places...
Just a tip: On Embarkation Day, the two places I've found that have the shortest lines are the Deli and the Pizza Pirate. Also, if the ship you're cruising on has the Pig & Anchor BBQ place,...