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  1. The wife and I always do well with cheers. We will have a couple drinks with breakfast, then, with the exception of port days, pretty much enjoy ourselves all day. We never really get drunk because the drinks are spaced out and we drink plenty of water and eat all day. We get up and workout at 6am so and it never really affects us. We are bummed that the beverage package on NCL does not include bottled water or coffee drinks.
  2. Sorry folks...The life size towel animal out front should have told you.....
  3. We will be disembarking in Quebec and staying 2 nights. Anyone have tips for us. Places to see, dining, tours, transportation, etc? Appreciate any info.
  4. Thanks everyone for your input. It helps in making dinner plans.
  5. Does anyone know if there will be tour vendors when we get off the boat in Halifax? We want to go to Peggy's cove, don't know if we should book ahead or wait and see whats available that day.
  6. Looking for info on how to easily get to Peggy's Cove. We are a party of 4, do we have to pre-book a tour or will there be tour vendors at the port?
  7. We are going on the NCL Gem in September. Anyone have info on showtimes for the nightly big show. Will there be a early & late show?
  8. I haven't cruised on Princess since the drink package came along. I have gotten the package as a promo on Norwegian and Celebrity. I have only ever bought it on Carnival. On Carnival you have to purchase the cheers package for all in stateroom over 21. My friends sailed Princess recently and bought drink package, they said they only bought it for 1 of them and shared it. Is it true that some cruise lines don't make you buy the package for all in stateroom over 21?
  9. 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.
  10. Enjoy the high cost of roaming fees if you plan to use data on your mobile phone plan
  11. No matter what you choose, I'd recommend the "inside passage" out of Vancouver.
  12. 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.
  13. Ugh, Europe with a 7 and 5 year old? The kids will be bored at those port of calls. I would advise against Europe.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Molle-Tactical-Sling-Chest-Bag-Assault-Pack-Messenger-Shoulder-Bag-Backpack/173183401311?hash=item285288fd5f:m:mMGuRLMhVMDgsn03_A40Gjw
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. hope you're going to San Pedro and not Long Beach
  23. I have been on 6 Carnival cruises. I have seen the Cheers package sold the 2nd day.
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