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Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By beachbum53
Welcome to Cruise critic. Since you have it...

Welcome to Cruise critic. Since you have it narrowed down to two ships, compare the on board amenities of both, and determine which would most appeal to you and your mother. You say that the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,135
Posted By beachbum53
I don't know about you, but if my job required me...

I don't know about you, but if my job required me to work the long hours (usually 16 or more a day) that the staff have to work, it would be extremely difficult for me to "be happy" all day. I think...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 20th, 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By beachbum53
I learned several years ago that Puerto Rico has...

I learned several years ago that Puerto Rico has a way of getting around that law. The farmers in Puerto Rico buy their tobacco seeds from Cuba and grow their own tobacco. So, in a way, you can get...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 20th, 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By beachbum53
The kiddos? Yeah, right. We know you can't wait...

The kiddos? Yeah, right. We know you can't wait to go down the slide, and hopefully embarrass your "kiddos" a little.:rolleyes::D
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,461
Posted By beachbum53
Antigua! Beautiful island and beautiful beaches!...

Antigua! Beautiful island and beautiful beaches! Absolutely my favorite.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 18th, 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By beachbum53
I seriously doubt that anyone on here would have...

I seriously doubt that anyone on here would have that information. Have you tried calling Carnival? You should be able to get excursion information for your Dec. 28/2014 cruise, and maybe tentative...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By beachbum53
In addition to that, are you close enough to the...

In addition to that, are you close enough to the port city, or will you have to fly? If you have to fly, see which airlines go there, and what the airfare will be at the time you want to go. A number...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 18th, 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By beachbum53
Although we've not had a cabin above the main...

Although we've not had a cabin above the main theater, we've had one above one of the lounges. In that particular lounge, on some nights, they would have karaoke. And of course, the more people...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By beachbum53
Congratulations on your anniversary. Maybe you...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Maybe you could get your husband to do something fun and romantic for you. Take him to the Karaoke bar and have him sing a song to you. I sang a song for my wife...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By beachbum53
What about special occasions, like for your or...

What about special occasions, like for your or your husband's birthday, or your anniversary? Anyway, I hope you have a great cruise!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 17th, 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By beachbum53
I believe the prices would be the same as those...

I believe the prices would be the same as those at one of the ship's bars. Here is a current price list that may answer your question.
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Forum: First Time Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By beachbum53
The MDR dining times are the same every evening....

The MDR dining times are the same every evening. So if you're dinner time is 8:30 p.m., it will be the same each evening. MTD, aka Any Time Dining, is just that. You can go in pretty much whenever...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By beachbum53
Even though the cruise lines have a dress code...

Even though the cruise lines have a dress code for the MDR, the Maitre D and wait staff know that not everyone gets all of their luggage prior to dinner time on the first day. The first evening is...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 16th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By beachbum53
I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but I think...

I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but I think those surveys are sent out randomly, sort of like a lottery drawing. Maybe there's something unique about your e-mail address that makes it keep...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By beachbum53
We each have a packable backpack. That way, one...

We each have a packable backpack. That way, one person doesn't have to carry everything (beach towels, water bottles, sun block, etc.). The ones we have are made by Eddie Bauer, and can be used as a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 15th, 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By beachbum53
Hmmm. Funny that no one said they wished for a...

Hmmm. Funny that no one said they wished for a midnight salad bar. That's okay. Can't say that I'd be thrilled with one either. I can honestly say I've never had a late night craving for a salad....
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 15th, 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By beachbum53
Four people plus luggage in a regular taxi would...

Four people plus luggage in a regular taxi would be a real squeeze. A taxi van would be the way to go, and definitely quicker and cheaper than the Carnival Shuttle bus. Here's the link to the shuttle...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By beachbum53
Since most little ones like to color, maybe you...

Since most little ones like to color, maybe you could find some coloring books that feature sea life, or beach activities and swimming, or other things you might see or do while on a cruise, and...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,606
Posted By beachbum53
Why would you go on a cruise? Well, let's...

Why would you go on a cruise?

Well, let's break this down.

You only have to unpack once.
The ship takes you to places you want to visit, which means you don't have to fly to each port....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By beachbum53
Carnival also offers a Military rate. I second...

Carnival also offers a Military rate. I second the suggestion to talk to a cruise specialist in your area. She / he can answer all of your questions and help you in choosing the cruise that best...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By beachbum53
Two others to add to the list: "Chupacabra...

Two others to add to the list:

"Chupacabra Terror"

Storyline

Cryptozoologist Doctor Peña ('Giancarlo Esposito') traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By beachbum53
I suppose whether you call it a neck tie or long...

I suppose whether you call it a neck tie or long tie depends on which side of the pond you're from.;)
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 12th, 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By beachbum53
Yes. On the first night, you'll get a free bottle...

Yes. On the first night, you'll get a free bottle of wine, either red or white (your choice).
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,216
Posted By beachbum53
Here's something I've done. Get a coffee cup (or...

Here's something I've done. Get a coffee cup (or two) from the buffet area. You can use it to put your pocket change in, car keys, or any other small items that you won't need on the ship. The cup...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 11th, 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By beachbum53
I'm not 100% sure, but I think most people prefer...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think most people prefer to make their reservations ahead of time. The steakhouse is very popular, and seating is limited, and if you wait until you board the ship, you may...
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