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  1. I know a few others have mentioned Magic out of Ft Lauderdale but I just want to add that I was on Magic a couple of weeks ago and had a fantastic time. I would really look at an Eastern on Magic or a Southern on Horizon out of Miami!
  2. You paid an extra $1800 for a Havana room over a regular balcony? Surely I read that wrong?!? I didn't pay that much for my entire Mardi Gras cruise for me and my Mom combined!
  3. I have had YTD on all 5 of my cruises and never had to wait. We usually go around 6.
  4. Thanks for the review! Perfect timing since I will be on Magic in 10 days! Was wondering what time you got to the port on embarkation day since you noted it was a mess. I have a noon time slot and was thinking just to go on early and get in line since hotel checkout is at 11.
  5. Dream right now but excited to try the Magic in less than 6 weeks!
  6. This has been my experience as well. I have did 3 nighters (both in Nov) from both Canaveral and Miami. Both had bars that were busy and nightclubs that were hopping but nothing I could even begin to describe as rowdy. The worse behavior I have experienced on a cruise was a 7 nighter from New Orleans.
  7. I would agree with this and also add that Costa has a fairly strong Asia presence already.
  8. Spirit was last in dry dock in May/June of 2018.
  9. Isn't Carnival supposed to be partnering with China State Shipbuilding to be building a couple of Vista class ships and starting a new brand in China. Anyone heard anything new about that lately?
  10. I believe Carnival took quite a loss on having to do that too.
  11. I think it will be ok for a while since the new ship factor tends to drive bookings for a bit, but once that wears off I share your doubts. My biggest question about that is moving her if it doesn't work. I still don't know if she can go through the Panama Canal. JH has posted on his FB page she will be too big for even the new locks, but if you look up the dimensions she should fit. It will be interesting to see if they have to move her.
  12. When you put it that way about disaster planning, Florida really does make a lot more sense. Thanks for pointing that out. The limited number of ports of call and nearby relief ports to New Orleans really does make it sound much riskier. And I would love to see where you found LNG facilities on a map that provide barge to ship bunkering capability. Last I heard it was just Jacksonville. Lastly Carnival puts their ships where the business is. Judging by their latest moves they feel that is in Florida, Charleston, and Galveston. That is where they have grown. If you don't understand why so many cruises depart from Florida just look at a map. From Florida, Carnival does Bahamas, Bermuda, Western, Eastern, and Southern Caribbean trips of various lengths. Florida's location makes that possible and that's why it continues to grow.
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