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Unless you're addicted to bottled water, why not...
Unless you're addicted to bottled water, why not just bring a refillable water bottle? Although there are some that will debate the issue, the ship's water is perfectly fine to drink.
Power strips with surge protectors are not...
Power strips with surge protectors are not permitted, and may be confiscated. How to tell if one has a surge protector? Take a look at it. It will be clearly marked (somewhere on it) if it has a...
I typically go to each port's web site. It really...
I typically go to each port's web site. It really only matters if we've got a beach day planned, so that we'll have at least a rough idea of how crowded the beach will be. Example: On our last...
Anybody?
Anybody?
Have you checked to see if the difference is...
Have you checked to see if the difference is because your TA's price includes ALL taxes and port fees, and the other prices you're finding do not?
Why should loyalty to a specific cruise line...
Why should loyalty to a specific cruise line equal a "deeper discount"? And just how much of a discount would you expect? 20%? 30%? 40%? More? There are certain costs on any cruise line, such as...
We plan on spending a few hours at or near Club...
We plan on spending a few hours at or near Club O. when we arrive at St. Maarten. From what I've read, it's best to arrive early, between 9:00 - 9:30 a.m., before the beach gets crowded. Is this...
As broberts said, you'll take a tender boat from...
As broberts said, you'll take a tender boat from the ship to the island. As a "heads up", the closer it gets to departure time, the longer the line will get for the tender that takes you back to the...
Maybe CC's been hacked by the Russians.
Maybe CC's been hacked by the Russians.
In addition to giving a staff member, such as...
In addition to giving a staff member, such as your cabin steward, extra cash, there is something else you can do that will be much better than a candy bar or some other gift. Write a letter to...
I personally don't care for the Playlist...
I personally don't care for the Playlist Production Shows. I haven't seen one yet that was worth sitting all the way through. After about the first five or ten minutes, I'm ready to get up and leave....
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I have to agree with this. "Best to offer" is subjective. What's "best" for you may not be so for someone else, and vice-versa. Make a list of the things that are most important to you....
Do keep in mind that, with staggered check-in...
Do keep in mind that, with staggered check-in times in place, the terminal may not open its' doors as early as was done in the past. Maybe someone on here has first-hand knowledge of when the...
Since you haven't specified what cruise line...
Since you haven't specified what cruise line you're sailing on, or whether you're flying or driving to your home port, you'll need to check on what you're restricted on packing in your luggage in the...
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That small tornado can dry out a wet bathing suit real quick.:D
It's really not difficult to keep the door from...
It's really not difficult to keep the door from slamming shut. Unless you have the upper body strength of a kitten, it's fairly easy to hold the door handle and control the door as it closes.
Door slamming seems to be a problem on all ships,...
Door slamming seems to be a problem on all ships, not just on Conquest. It's a complaint that is frequently mentioned on here, as well as other social media sites. I wonder, if people were to...
Some excursions are very popular, and may have...
Some excursions are very popular, and may have limited availability. If you see one that says "Limited Availability", it may already be completely booked before you get on the ship. That's happened...
There were four of us when we rented our cabana....
There were four of us when we rented our cabana. We did our best to eat up all of the fruit (there's quite a bit), but we didn't eat all of the chips or drink all of the beverages provided. We wanted...
I can only comment on the regular cabanas that...
I can only comment on the regular cabanas that are for four people. I recommend numbers 9 through 15, for a few reasons. The farther away you are from the dock area where the tender boats come in,...
Since we choose YTD, I really don't care about...
Since we choose YTD, I really don't care about seeing the menus before our cruise. We typically go look at the menu when it's posted outside the MDR, at least an hour or two before dinner time. Then,...
Apparently those "liability laws" don't apply to...
Apparently those "liability laws" don't apply to the bars in the ports that Carnival goes to. I couldn't tell you how many times we've seen inebriated passengers being let off at the ship by a taxi...
Sorry. Poor choice of words. I should have said...
Sorry. Poor choice of words. I should have said "identical" instead of "same".
But, if the Fun Shops are selling the same bottle...
But, if the Fun Shops are selling the same bottle of liquor with a $70.00 mark up, Carnival is still making a very nice profit. Again, I go back to the cigarette analogy. A smoker can buy cigarettes...
If my wife bought a bottle as a gift for me, why...
If my wife bought a bottle as a gift for me, why can't I drink it on the ship? And what does the tax have to do with it? A smoker can buy cigarettes duty free on the ship and smoke them. How would it...