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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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I have a question...

Since I am going to be with my 10 year old daughter who wants to be closer to the water park area, which cabana number should I try and rent?

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Cant answer the cabana question for you, but as of 6-01-09, the aqua park/ water park was not really up to par. 3 water tramps, and was was broken. Suppose to be 20 floating things in the water, but if you count the 3 water tramps, there was 8. 3 Animals, some round thing, and log raft. There are pictures showing a slide going right into the water. It does exsist, but is considered private and only ones allowed too use it are the ones that rented the Grand Cabana. There is a small small slide system but does not go into the water.


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The procedure and pricing must vary from ship to ship.

On Destiny in Feb 09, the excursion desk opened at 12:30pm. We were there before that so we went to the purser's to book a cabana and they said we had to wait for the excursion desk to open.

Now you guys are going to make me post my HMC pix....lol!

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Is there any good snorkeling off the beach there?

I read somewhere that you could swim out to "the point" (to the left of the ship), where they have snorkeling excursions(?).
I am not interested in doing an excursion but want to be realistic as to what to expect. We are bringing our own gear.
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HMC, beautiful.
Bike tour, ripoff. (Pride 5/23)
Even though it was only $19 it wasn't worth it. Saddle up on an old, poorly maintained bike, ride in a straight line out to the stables, rest, then to lagoon and The End! One hr, probably 1 mile.
Online description said behind the scenes look at desalinization plant, electric generating plant...NOT.
And wear sunscreen, completely in the blazing sun.

we were actually going to do the bike tour but I guess we will rethink that one. did anyone do the walk? is that better?
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The bars are ran by the cruise ship and costs are the same. Use your S&S card. There are a few shops ran by whoever(not Carnival) and they require cash. You MUST have cash to buy the trinkets sold in the few shops on HMC.
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what about food? Is the food free or do you have to charge it to you S&S card?
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FREE . Its taken from the ship . AND its beautifully laid out . Hopefully some will post a picture .

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FREE . Its taken from the ship . AND its beautifully laid out . Hopefully some will post a picture .
Great!! I hope they do.
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You can also use drink/soda coupons on HMC. We did this, so we didn't run up our sail and sign card bill.
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The bars are ran by the cruise ship and costs are the same. Use your S&S card. There are a few shops ran by whoever(not Carnival) and they require cash. You MUST have cash to buy the trinkets sold in the few shops on HMC.

Hi Slim.. just returned from HMC May 16th.. we were able to use our S&S Cards in the shops...

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HEY YOUR SPREAD is nicer that the one we received!
We had the dips and chips and some fruit.. (apples.. and ?? )
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Anyone have a picture of the fruit ship ??

That thing was loaded down with fruit .
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Are there chair hogs at HMC?
How early do you have to get to the beach to get a lounge in the shade?
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When you say the excursion desk opens at noon, are you referring to the first day when you board? Should you book the cabana ASAP? Thanks!
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When you say the excursion desk opens at noon, are you referring to the first day when you board? Should you book the cabana ASAP? Thanks!
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Yes....as soon as you get on the ship go to the excursion desk. Some have reported being able to go to the purser's, so you might try that as well.

Sometimes they're not sold out, but if you really want one I wouldn't wait.
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Hi Slim.. just returned from HMC May 16th.. we were able to use our S&S Cards in the shops...

Hey Trock,

Just came from HMC on June 1, 2009 and we needed cash. My kids wanted some trinkets and we didn't bring enough cash. Maybe my family didn't think of asking to use the $&$ card. Either way, a little cash in hand can't hurt just in case.
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what about food? Is the food free or do you have to charge it to you S&S card?
The thing I liked best from the food on HMC was the jerked chicken. It was very tasty.

FYI, shuttles seem to run a little slow during lunch time. It takes 5-6 mins or less to walk up to the food area from the main entrance area(like the shore excursion area).
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Does anyone know how much it costs to rent float mats? I know they're included with a cabana rental (assuming you'd get 4?) but what do they cost if you don't do the cabana?
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