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Forum: St. Thomas/St. John January 23rd, 2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By evandbob
Good info is posted here, but my I add my 2 cents...

Good info is posted here, but my I add my 2 cents to the snorkel in St John's? I've watched the corals die out and bleach over the last 20 yrs in St Johns and St Thomas and Trunk Bay is no...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 23rd, 2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By evandbob
The only port on this itinerary that might be a...

The only port on this itinerary that might be a little cool is Grand Turk. Aruba and Curacao are much much further south, actually almost off the coast of South America. Grand Turk is north of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 23rd, 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By evandbob
I believe Amber Cove port is on the Atlantic side...

I believe Amber Cove port is on the Atlantic side near Puerto Plata? I've spent a week there and really did not care for the beach there as compared to Punta Cana. Amber Cove may also be near a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By evandbob
If there are no delays with arriving in port or...

If there are no delays with arriving in port or by Customs, and you are doing self assist or have platinum priority debarkation, you should be able to make a 10:30 flight. It would also help if you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By evandbob
Exactly. I was on the Freedom Dec 13 and had a...

Exactly. I was on the Freedom Dec 13 and had a gourmet lunch at Anse Marcel in St Maarten and am returning on the Valor cruise of March 27. Hopefully the seaweed issue at Orient Beach will be...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By evandbob
I was scheduled to do an eastern 7 day itinerary...

I was scheduled to do an eastern 7 day itinerary on the Conquest this past October, followed by a 7 day western. Because of a hurricane near St Thomas and San Juan, the eastern was switched to a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By evandbob
I always get priority luggage since I wheel my...

I always get priority luggage since I wheel my one bag onto the ship myself!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By evandbob
You can use either the casino cashier or guest...

You can use either the casino cashier or guest services for breaking bills, whichever line is shorter. Just have a few with you if you use transport from the airport to the pier or utilize the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 21st, 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By evandbob
When I make my Steakhouse reservation pre-cruise,...

When I make my Steakhouse reservation pre-cruise, I usually ask for the last night of the cruise. I generally wear dockers and a polo shirt. As for beverages, the wait staff keeps my bottle of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 21st, 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By evandbob
I'll probably have Diamond status by the time...

I'll probably have Diamond status by the time cruise ships from American ports can dock in Cuba.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 21st, 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By evandbob
I've cruised on the Valor 6 times so far, and...

I've cruised on the Valor 6 times so far, and enjoyed the steakhouse all six. I've had the tuna tartare, shrimp cocktail, and lobster bisque for apps. As entrees, I've had the surf & turf several...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 21st, 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,796
Posted By evandbob
Glad you found a way to vent. I've been platinum...

Glad you found a way to vent. I've been platinum for a while and haven't used the guest services dedicated line to voice any complaints. I have used my platinum card to get free laundry and...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 20th, 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,167
Posted By evandbob
If you are platinum or FTTF, go to your cabin and...

If you are platinum or FTTF, go to your cabin and place any luggage inside.

If you are not either of these, don't. Wait until the doors open for everyone.

Otherwise, what is the purpose of the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 20th, 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By evandbob
Do you need to have permission from the boys...

Do you need to have permission from the boys mother to make any possible medical decisions........???
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line January 20th, 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By evandbob
In Cozumel about 4 years ago, behind the main...

In Cozumel about 4 years ago, behind the main town square, I was looking at leather belts when the store manager asked me inside. He had a wonderful collection of stones, mostly sapphires and rubies...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 20th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By evandbob
Since a passport and drivers license each have a...

Since a passport and drivers license each have a gov't issued photo, it is only necessary to bring one into port to ensure access back to the ship. You will not need both.

However, if you are...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 20th, 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By evandbob
I went from a verandah deck inside cabin to an...

I went from a verandah deck inside cabin to an empress deck balcony on my B2B in October. After clearing customs, I simply went back to my original cabin, got my carry on (free platinum laundry...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 19th, 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By evandbob
I'll be on the Valor for the 7th time in March. ...

I'll be on the Valor for the 7th time in March. On the last night of my last cruise in December I received a letter with a free inside cabin offer.

The steakhouse is very good, there are enough...
Forum: Jamaica January 19th, 2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By evandbob
Indeed, Sandals is now directly on the same beach...

Indeed, Sandals is now directly on the same beach as Doctor's Cave. It was 2006 when I stayed there, and that was prior to whatever hotel it was converted to a Sandals. Sorry that I don't remember...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 19th, 2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By evandbob
You may also get a champagne toast from one of...

You may also get a champagne toast from one of the host/hostesses who accompany you through customs and back on the ship. They assembled us in the atrium after re-boarding and took photos. I later...
Forum: Jamaica January 19th, 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By evandbob
I've stayed at this beach for a week at the hotel...

I've stayed at this beach for a week at the hotel which is now a Sandals. It is one of the nicest beaches in Montego Bay.

The best snorkeling, IMO, is just beyond the raft and water toys. There...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 17th, 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By evandbob
My opinion is that Carnival is not the line I...

My opinion is that Carnival is not the line I want for a Mediterranean cruise - I chose Princess instead.

Also sailed Princess for a cruise tour Fairbanks Alaska to Vancouver Canada.

If I ever...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 17th, 2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,860
Posted By evandbob
Same here - Dec 13 Freedom, no samples at all!

Same here - Dec 13 Freedom, no samples at all!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 17th, 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
Posted By evandbob
It was working on the Freedom in December - all I...

It was working on the Freedom in December - all I need, another way to lose money. Wait, my phone (consumer cellular) can't get the app, and I don't bring a tablet or a 'puter, so I'm safe.

My...
Forum: St. Martin/St. Maarten January 16th, 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By evandbob
In December, I was the only cruiser in port who...

In December, I was the only cruiser in port who did this excursion:

http://www.stmaartencruiseexcursions.com/StMaartenBeachBreak.htm

I took a shared van from just outside the port area at the...
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