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  1. 4 hours ago, FastShip24 said:

    OP asked for outlets and USB ports. I never saw a USB port and there is one US outlet and one EU outlet

    Those are the outlets at the desk, one US and one EU. I do not recommend an adapter, just bring a a cruise safe power strip to get more outlets. Again, there are ones that come with USB ports built in so they don't need to bring your USB wall warts along.


    Now the OP did specifically say they were asking for the bedside tables, which plug into EU outlets behind the bed. I recommend a travel adapter or two there as that is the only option really. A travel adapter with USB ports would be ideal as you can still retain out of the power outlet either for the original bedside lamp or for your other device (CPAP for example). The USBs can just plug into adapter for charging without losing use of the outlet.


    To add to all this, they have been replacing lamps as they break with models with have USB ports built in, so there are probably some rooms that do have USB outlets.

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  2. 1) Yes, the pools and hot tubs are open. The cover was closed the entire time even though we had amazing weather. 


    2) There were some lectures by a naturalist, but I wasn't very impressed by the one we had. One of the themed deck parties is Great Alaska Bash so I guess pack some flannel if that is your thing. 


    3) Nothing special foodwise.


    On our cruise, we had mostly sunny weather so I didn't really need most of what I had packed. I could have been fine with what I normally pack for a Caribbean cruise. Bring binoculars, a cheap and light pair you can have with you all the time would be best. Many times we saw wildlife on lido but hadn't brought our binoculars!

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  3. We're flying into the Seattle (port city) about a week before the actual cruise. Should we try to get our laundry done while in Seattle before boarding or should we have relative ease doing it the first day on board the ship (Spirit going to Alaska if it matters)? I've never used their self service laundry before, anything I should know?

  4. Not sure where this should go, but figured I would try here as I'll be on a Carnival cruise.


    It is my understanding that AirTags will begin beeping after being away from the owner for X amount of time. I think X is some random time between 8-24 hours. When going/arriving/embarking for the cruise I don't think this will be a problem. When disembarking/going home this might be a problem? Normally I carry off my luggage myself, but since I have a late flight out of Seattle, I think I might want to use Port Valet so I can do things without the bags for a few hours. So I'll need to set my bags out the night before and it will likely be at least 24 hours before I see the bags again at my home airport. At some point, the AirTags will begin to beep? I'm not sure if that will cause any problems or if I should try to disable the speaker part before my trip?


    Any thoughts?

  5. On 4/27/2023 at 8:27 PM, Cruisin_Mo said:

    Are there different RU2 offers? That is the only one I get. But for me it's not free. It added around $200 for a 5 night cruise. But I couldn't use it for my next cruise because I needed a 3 person room. This has been my offer since my last cruise in August 2022.

    I have an RU2 offer, it's not totally free, but I think the difference in fare is about the amount I would have to pay in gratuities on the cheers package

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  6. I think it's "worst", but not enough to stop me from cruising. Sure some changes directly related to covid, but ultimately bottom line changes. My last cruising before covid was in 2019 and before that it was in 2014, almost 5 years. Just between those cruises, I noticed a certain decline of services, like no mint on the pillows or no small toiletries in the bathrooms and of course the price went up. So all kind of similar to what has happened now. 

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  7. Confirm that my PVP told me this was the case, starting today.

    I am a book it myself person, but it didn't cost me any extra to use the PVP so I didn't mind going thru the extra of working with them. Really came thru when I needed to cancel a cruise because of covid. I just contacted them and they took care of it, I didn't have to be on hold for hours like others. 

    That being said, I've only started using PVP since post covid and have basically have had 3 different ones due to each one leaving... 

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  8. On 5/3/2022 at 3:25 PM, mz-s said:


    Used to they had the clamshells closed and you had to get a staff member to open it for you once you showed them your ticket. I wonder when that changed.

    They do have a locking cable that the staff needs to unlock to setup the clam shell. Not sure what happened in ETHS1965's case. I would have asked one of the staff to find me an available one since I have a ticket for one. 

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