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HillBilly Bob

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  1. What a shame....my PVP Chris, answers his phone on the second or third ring...or I leave a message and he calls back in 5 minutes. Find a professional that you can work with. Yes, CCL is working overtime with the Cuba situation.
  2. I was facing the same dilemma. I chose Magic 8 day depart 02/28/20. Our last cruise was GT and AC so we didn't want to repeat that same trip. We had a suite on sunrise but all the suites were sold out on Magic. We took the Magic 8 day and it was less than Sunrise since we chose a OV cabin. Three extra days and it was less money....and besides, we never spent that much time in our cabin.
  3. That appears to be true for every port, every cruise line. They create schedules that NEVER change.
  4. Your Cabin Steward will handle that for you...as they did for us. Just ask them when you board and they will have the situation solved before you get back from dinner.
  5. I paid the $49 and didn't think it was worth it back then! I found out I didn't need to be the first in line. Such a shame that cruising has turned into a pedestrian "bus tour".
  6. But you can charge them for all the additional expenses involved in saving them.
  7. Never understood the "need" to exchange money before going to Cuba. Many spend 10 to 15 bucks per drink on board without a single regret. Why are they so needy to save the piddly amount at the exchange?
  8. So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, most of us here do not have any power to assist. Only CCL has that ability/power.
  9. Don't worry....CCL will account for EVERY passenger and make sure you are in the proper location. If you need a chart to look at, you will find it on the back of your cabin door. Every cabin has one.
  10. I get a water glass & spoon from the buffet and head directly to the ice cream soft serve machine. Those stupid little cones don't deserve ice cream!
  11. We sail 01/20/20 and I am going to be very disappointed if we can't do Cuba. I have made reservations with OldCarTours but have not paid. I guess they will know if we show or not show at that time. I wanted to buy tickets to Tropicana but looks like I will be waiting until the first of January before I push the button for on line purchase! Hope all goes well for everyone.
  12. As there could be delays in debarkation....you just don't know what the weather, customs etal might bring.
  13. HillBilly Bob


    Thanks for the info....will be purchasing tickets in November for our January, 2020 visit to the Tropicana. Hope you enjoyed your visit!!
  14. I made my January 2020 Sunrise reservations in January 2019 and was notified in two days. Getting the Sunrise out of drydock in June probably has many details that will be worked out. First rule of cruising...PATIENCE.
  15. Since you enjoyed a wonderful tour....I am curious what the tip should be for the driver and the guide. We are doing a three hour tour in Jan, 2020. They have quoted us 120CUC but I don't know what would be an appropriate tip amount. Thanks for your suggestions.
  16. My last experience with ordering lobster was abysmal. The texture was rubber and I am positive that my boiled "croc" would have delivered more flavor. No thanks...fooled me once...well, you know the rest.
  17. My life has been forever changed! The pens were a nice non functioning souvenir.
  18. It is hit and miss with CCL. I have had them provide a gallon at no cost and other times, I have had to pay a very nominal fee. Don't take your own...it will be an extra burden to endure.
  19. Does anyone know of accommodations that Chef's Table makes for AA, aka Friends of Bill members.
  20. We have found that the Chef's Table consists of many VERY SMALL portions. Since this is a two or more hour adventure, pacing yourself isn't that difficult. Also, you do NOT need to finish every presentation. Be sure to bring your camera...every plate is a work of art.
  21. Thanks....going to purchase on line also and was wondering how they handled this. Since you can't use your VISA CC card IN Cuba, I also was wondering how you can purchase on line with your VISA CC card.....?
  22. Wouldn't it be nice if they also offered a shareholder only cocktail get together sometime during our cruise?......just a thought.
  23. I have been wondering the same.....but I still have until next January to make an informed decision.
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