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Forum: St. Martin/St. Maarten Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By evandbob
Karysa: The "secret luxury" resort was indeed...

Karysa:
The "secret luxury" resort was indeed Anse Marcel. We had 4 ships in port, including the Norwegian Getaway and the MSC Divina. I figured maybe 10,000 cruisers, and I was the only one to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By evandbob
In October I had a B2B on the Conquest, inside...

In October I had a B2B on the Conquest, inside cabin one week, balcony the next, and both mattresses were fine. I had spinal fusion a few yrs ago and prefer a memory foam/gel mattress, but had no...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,555
Posted By evandbob
Just one now. Tomorrow morning I'm flying down...

Just one now. Tomorrow morning I'm flying down to FLL to board the Freedom for an 8 day Eastern Itinerary. By this time tomorrow, I'll have unpacked, had lunch, and be out on deck prior to muster...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By evandbob
Sounds like the current cruise has a wrong VIFP...

Sounds like the current cruise has a wrong VIFP #. One possibility could be using an abbreviated or mis-spelled name, so it comes up with a 2nd #.

I think it's worth a call to correct or...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By evandbob
Carnival loves their shopping corrals where they...

Carnival loves their shopping corrals where they use the fear factor to keep pax from going beyond the walls.

They are just trying to maximize the squeeze on pax wallets so they can get their...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By evandbob
It's not a regular itinerary, but Carnival Glory...

It's not a regular itinerary, but Carnival Glory has an 11 day cruise out of San Juan on Feb2, 2016. Ports are St Croix, St Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba with 3 sea days,...
Forum: Oceania Cruises December 12th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,281
Posted By evandbob
Spent two weeks each in September and February,...

Spent two weeks each in September and February, had great weather throughout. February was hotter than September by maybe 8 or 10F.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line December 12th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By evandbob
My 1st Epic cruise I did 3 of the specialty...

My 1st Epic cruise I did 3 of the specialty restaurants and dined with the solo group from the studio lounge in the MDR the other 4 nights.

On my upcoming Epic, I decided to try the UDP based on...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By evandbob
And many pax will rush off the ship ASAP and find...

And many pax will rush off the ship ASAP and find maybe 1/2 the shops in San Miguel (Cozumel's main town) not even open yet.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 12th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By evandbob
Here's another way to judge your time window in...

Here's another way to judge your time window in port: if the ship docks for 8 hours from 10am to 6pm, you have 7 1/2 hrs. to do whatever you want to and still get back to the ship in time for sail...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 11th, 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By evandbob
She is over 21?

She is over 21?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 11th, 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By evandbob
10 or 15% of the excursion cost for a tour guide...

10 or 15% of the excursion cost for a tour guide if I am happy with their help. So for 2 people doing a $100 excursion each, that's 20 or 30 bucks for a job well done. Maybe $5 or 10 for an all day...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 10th, 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,620
Posted By evandbob
Old joke about a dad looking for bonding time...

Old joke about a dad looking for bonding time with his son, so he takes the boy to the bar.

Dad gets him a beer, the kid tastes it, grimaces, and won't drink it, so Dad downs it.

Dad buys...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty December 10th, 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By evandbob
If sailing from south Florida, I do wear shorts...

If sailing from south Florida, I do wear shorts and tee shirts. Most days will be in mid to high 70's. Since I fly in from NY, I'll have a jacket, sweatshirt or sweater and gloves with me, but I've...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 10th, 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By evandbob
2nd Muster Drill on B2B's

First off, I've always attended a muster drill on every cruise I have ever taken, going back to the days when life jackets were worn.

I recently did a same ship B2B, and have another one coming,...
Forum: Solo Cruisers December 10th, 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 113,720
Posted By evandbob
As stated, attend the evening get togethers in...

As stated, attend the evening get togethers in the studio lounge. An NCL agent will arrange dining for the group. There will be a chalk board to leave messages, ask about excursions or ship...
Forum: Solo Cruisers December 10th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 113,720
Posted By evandbob
One great big surprise on my Disney Dream was the...

One great big surprise on my Disney Dream was the intensity of their deck parties. Great music through a fantastic sound system, big screen, actors/characters doing skits, dancing and fireworks at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 9th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By evandbob
The menu can be accessed from the TV in your...

The menu can be accessed from the TV in your cabin and is usually posted outside the MDR.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 9th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By evandbob
Go with Carnival excursions, esp. with a lengthy...

Go with Carnival excursions, esp. with a lengthy tour (Tulum?) from Cozumel. I wouldn't worry about any excursion being sold out 5 months prior to sailing.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 9th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By evandbob
During my B2B on the Conquest in October, several...

During my B2B on the Conquest in October, several of the quarter machines in the smoke free section were paying out hits of 500 to 800 quarters over and over again. The double triple diamond, the 5x...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 7th, 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By evandbob
I've never had a problem with having my tee...

I've never had a problem with having my tee shirts, polos, briefs or sox laundered by Carnival. There is ample opportunity to have them washed and returned before running out of items. Packing 8...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 7th, 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,994
Posted By evandbob
Martinique, Curacao and Bonaire are 3 isles that...

Martinique, Curacao and Bonaire are 3 isles that I haven't set foot on yet, but they are on the itineraries of a 21 day B2B on the Glory that I just booked for Jan - Feb 2016.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 7th, 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By evandbob
A balcony IMO, is a necessity on an Alaskan...

A balcony IMO, is a necessity on an Alaskan cruise. Glacier Bay was spectacular, and we witnessed many calvings right from our balcony. No need to be up on an open deck for viewing. We kept the TV...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 7th, 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By evandbob
No need to complicate matters, just stay on ship...

No need to complicate matters, just stay on ship time. The tour excursions, whether Carnival or independent, all conform to having their tours within the scheduled port time.

If you dock at 10,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 7th, 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By evandbob
Twins With Twins - great name! Mine turn 40 this...

Twins With Twins - great name! Mine turn 40 this year oh my I survived.

I appreciate your positive endorsement of the Glory CD however: I'm hoping that when I sail the Glory, whoever the CD is,...
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