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Gma&Gpa

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    Richmond, VA
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. I'm not concerned about the limit, there is no way I drink that many any day. But the price that I'm offered that includes the drink package is SO much less than purchasing the normal cheers package - that I'm inclined to take it. (Of course, this is all dependent on whether or not we get to go our our already booked October cruise
  2. With the Cheers package, does it include coffee at the coffee bar?
  3. Oct 9, 2021 for us on the Freedom out of Miami. Hopeful, but not feeling great about it. Will rebook to March or April 2022 if this one is cancelled.
  4. What about a person that is told by their doctor, that due to other conditions and medications they are on, they should NOT be vaccinated? My friend, that is planning to cruise with me falls into that category. She really wants to go, and in truth, would like the vaccine, but is also trying to listen to her doctor's recommendations.
  5. In my case, we have a cruise set for October of this year, (under Early Saver) - but I'm feeling there is a good chance it will be cancelled. The same cruise goes out next March, so I'm hoping that if it IS cancelled, I can just book the new one. I should have the money that I've already paid (which is nearly paid off) to transfer to the new one. But was wondering if we could get the Dealers Choice rate, which is actually showing as a little LESS than we paid
  6. good point on the non refundable deposit. I'll have to take a close look at it to see if it's worth it. Thanks for that input
  7. I am now receiving the offer for Dealers Choice Rates. The rates themselves are better than what we usually pay on Early Saver. Are there any other benefits to booking under this rate?
  8. We were also booked on the Freedom for Oct 2021. Got the message yesterday. Our plan is actually to drive to Florida (from Virginia) and that extra 30 miles is no big deal. I do think Miami is a beautiful port to cruise out of so I have no problem. I was pleased to see the ports stayed the same. And luckily, since it's a year out, none of us had made reservations for hotels (or the two that WILL be flying), flights.
  9. In November 2019, (4 weeks after we returned from our Carnival Pride cruise) we booked for October 2021. That is the longest out that we've booked, but as it turned out, we are glad we had not booked for 2020. It seemed like a long way off at the time, but we've cut that almost in half. We never tire of cruising and are always excited about the next one. It's never too soon to be excited. For us, planning is part of the fun.
  10. Thanks for the replies. I'm not concerned if they charge me $50 for the name change. I just didn't want to find out that it could not be done and I end up forfeiting his entire cruise charge. We don't know what will happen yet, and obviously, we have some time. But today was the first time that he commented that he just might not be able to go, mostly for the fact of the 15 hour drive to Lauderdale. Flying is difficult for him as airports are very hard to navigate when you can barely walk. But even riding all those hours will be a challenge. Still hoping he'll be able to go - but I jus
  11. We have a cruise booked by Early Saver for NEXT fall. There is a chance (not positive yet) that DH may not be able to go, because of mounting health issues (not COVID related). If I need to change to another person in his place, has anyone done this and what did it entail, as far as cost and forfeited $$.
  12. Booked in NOV 2019 for October 2021. For once, I'm glad we had not booked for this year. Down to 403 days at this point, and hoping that by then, things are back to normal and we'll be boarding the Freedom
  13. We booked last November for October 2021. We had been going yearly, but decided to skip 2020 (and needless to say, glad we did). We will be on the Freedom out of Lauderdale for an 8 day cruise. I'm still hopeful that by next fall (13 months away) things will be better and getting back to normal and we'll actually get to take this cruise. Fingers crossed for sure. If not, then I guess it gets cancelled and we rebook for a few months later.
  14. WE have had to use accessible rooms for our last several cruises, as my husband needs a scooter on the ship - and they don't fit though all of the doorways. The problem is, many of the ships are very limited on accessible rooms of any type, so we try to book them as far ahead as possible - and I always do it by phone. At the same time, I AM looking at the deck plans to see where it is - but it is very limited. If you don't need the larger door frame, there are usually a few more options for rooms. The larger, newer ships seem to have a few more choices. But, I highly suggest you do it by
  15. We have sailed the Pride 3 times, the last one being Oct 2019. The Pride is not huge, but it's a nice size and I have no complaints about the ship at all. As for the ports, I love, love Grand Turks. And last year we went to Princess Cay. It is indeed a tender port, but the port is nice. Beaches are great. and the cruise line does supply lunch on shore. While Freeport is not my absolute favorite, they have added quite a lot of shops right there at the port - especially nice since most of the island was still recovering from the hurricanes in recent year. October is not
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