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  1. Some fitness centers are over rooms. Treadmills on some ships are not even turned on until 7am. I've seen idiots drop weights like they're at 24 Hr Fitness. 6am is fine for me. It's vacation. But my wife and I will sometimes do boydweight workouts on a quiet corner near the jogging track where we can do some exercises and mix in some cardio.
  2. Enjoy the high cost of roaming fees if you plan to use data on your mobile phone plan
  3. No matter what you choose, I'd recommend the "inside passage" out of Vancouver.
  4. My wife does our cruise booking so this is new to me but this sort of pricing tactic seems sketchy and best and illegal at worst. I remember here in CA, during Thanksgiving, the retailers would run pricing for the black friday ads but when people went into the store, or shopped online, there were non of those items available. If I remember correctly, the CA attorney general took action and the retailers were then required to have inventory for everything they advertised.
  5. Ugh, Europe with a 7 and 5 year old? The kids will be bored at those port of calls. I would advise against Europe.
  6. This might be better since it's smaller and has a pocket for a water bottle... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Tactical-Military-Sling-Chest-Pack-Messenger-Shoulder-Camo-Molle-Travel-Bag/123252834204?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57475%26meid%3D06ed5b485b584fe699d190251e633843%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D173183401311%26itm%3D123252834204&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 At $12, you really cant beat that price
  7. lol, no. I have a couple of them and use them for all manner of things from work, hikes, travel. If you look around ebay, you can get smaller ones. I've given them to middle school relatives and they loved them because they look cool and not like a boring messenger bag or worse, fanny pack.
  8. I would agree. Guy sounds like a really fun person. My wife and I are comfortable enough to take the higher end cruises but frankly, we don't want to. We enjoy partying and having a great time on Carnival versus the uppityness of Celebrity. We think the entertainment on Celebrity is awful.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Molle-Tactical-Sling-Chest-Bag-Assault-Pack-Messenger-Shoulder-Bag-Backpack/173183401311?hash=item285288fd5f:m:mMGuRLMhVMDgsn03_A40Gjw
  10. These are excellent and at a great price. I'd imagine the kids will think they are pretty cool. Tons of storage and easy to take with you anywhere. Lots of color options... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Molle-Tactical-Sling-Chest-Bag-Assault-Pack-Messenger-Shoulder-Bag-Backpack/173183401311?hash=item285288fd5f:m:mMGuRLMhVMDgsn03_A40Gjw
  11. Our first cruise was with another couple who had cruised before. It was great to have them along to help us out. We have now recruited more friends to join our vacation obsession. It's fun to watch them get more comfortable with each cruise. Things I learned after the 1st.. If you workout, bring a few workout outfits. You may decide to use them, I had to walk in swimsuit on my 1st. Better to have than to want. Most important, get on the ship as early as possible. You are paying for the day, let your vacation begin.
  12. The first time this question was asked I was a little confused. Then thought here we go, starting to get less for my money. After a few cruises I don't really see why I need the room cleaned up twice. We are gone from the room almost all day, It's not dirty. We pick morning service. Steward stops by at night and gives fun times and change beach towels.
  13. I have cruised on Royal, Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, and Norwegian. I LOVE the food on Norwegian. I didn't think Celebrity was all that amazing. The atmosphere and entertainment on Carnival is the best. We love the trivia during the day, the theater shows, comedians, and piano bar at night. They really are the fun ship. Carnival's food is ok, I cruise with them so often I would love to see the menu change a little. I feel the service on all is the same, they are there to please us. The big picture for me, I'm on vacation. The ports are the same and so is the ocean.
  14. hope you're going to San Pedro and not Long Beach
  15. I have been on 6 Carnival cruises. I have seen the Cheers package sold the 2nd day.
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