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HillBilly Bob

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  1. I always give our steward a twenty when we first meet. They will NEVER forget you...and it works every time we have done this. Not only did they get us ice....it NEVER had time to melt since if we used some, when we returned to our cabin, fresh ice was either added or replaced entirely.
  2. IF you are lucky, it might get aboard. Mine was packed in checked luggage; it was confiscated and returned to me at disembarkation. They left a note in my luggage of what property was taken in security. ALL LUGGAGE goes in the scanner and if they see the cord...which they will, the bag will be opened and confiscated.
  3. My CCL stock shares have increased in value over 37%....so I am going to hang on to it.....OBC or not.
  4. Just curious if the Sunrise will be re christened and have a new Godmother....?
  5. Did you purchase your tickets on line at THEIR website? We are considering that since they accept credit cards.
  6. That just happened to be our last cruise, but we have enjoyed this style of service industry wide. We find when offering gratuities upon meeting our cabin steward, they take care of us. We don't need to ask what "service" time we prefer. They JUST DO IT. Thank you again for your personal observation.
  7. After your purchase from mypillow.com you will never leave home without it. They even offer a travel sized pillow. Also, consider purchasing a self sealing bag that will expel all the air when sealing. It compacts the pillow to save on size for your luggage.
  8. We are arriving Cuba via CCL Sunrise 01/20/20. After reading CCL info, I see there are many different "qualifications" you must meet to disembark. Since we are not taking a CCL sanctioned tour, can we disembark and enjoy Havana unassisted? Also, I have reservations for the oldcartour.com for an afternoon 3 hour tour on our own. Is this possible or do we need special release to do this tour. Also, I would love to buy Dinner/Show tickets for the Tropicana. I will buy my tickets on line beforehand, not at the door. Has anyone done this and knowing that we will need taxi transportation when the show is over. Sounds like this will be late.....1230am or later. Any advice to this newcomer to Cuba.
  9. If you in a US port to disembark, you will use your own IP service and won't need the ship service.
  10. Most likely, the staff, crew and management will not permit any obstructions near the lifeboat area. This is strictly an emergency area and they do no need any "stuff" in the way.
  11. We remained captive on the Legend (last trip) until 2PM. You just can't depend on the weather.
  12. There are too many other things you can enjoy with your money than FTTF. Patience is a virtue when it comes to sailing the high seas on any cruise line.
  13. Received this today, January 29, 2019 from CCL
  14. The excitement of being on the ship might keep you giddy....but I would rather spend time at home searching for the proper venue, port and destinations. It is so easy to just grab a cruise and it might not be exactly what you really wanted. There is no advantage of booking on board so take your time and do your research. Bon Voyage!!
  15. Casinos are shut while in any port. They can only open in international waters.
  16. Slipping them a twenty won't hurt either.
  17. Legally, they probably have to list an end date. Of course, they always renew the offer for another year. Whether they offer an extention or not, I will keep my CCL stock since we have had a 30.01% increase in value.
  18. Just like my meds, I don't want it to "disappear". They are a very expensive machine and I carry my CPAP machine with me so I know its exact location.
  19. I just did an inquiry re: stock requirements for OBC. I received this week an email from Guest Services. They also said that this will be good through July 31, 2019 sailings. Hopefully, this perk will be extended. BTW....a fax machine is about as antiquated as a Western Union telegram. They need to offer email to fulfill the requirements for OBC. Response By Email (01/14/2019 03:44 PM) Hello William, IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR SHAREHOLDER ON BOARD CREDIT The shareholder benefits are currently only applicable to sailings through July 31, 2019. In order to apply your onboard credit on your reservation, you will need to submit a current statement after March 31, 2019 when the new shareholder benefits are released. Please fax or mail a current statement after that date to fax 305-406-6102 or mail to: Carnival Cruise Lines Attn: Guest Administration 3655 N.W. 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178 Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Hamlet Somarriba Guest Admin Carnival Cruise Line
  20. I get a kick seeing passengers filling their tiny cones at the soft serve machine. I take a water glass and get a soft serve serving.
  21. First thing everyone needs to learn while cruising is PATIENCE!! Schlepping around luggage just seems to be futile misery. The only thing I carry on is my CPAP and meds. Everything else will appear at my cabin. I have been on a couple of ships where the elevators are shut down while luggage is being distributed throughout the ship.
  22. I didn't need it....but GeoBlue was my choice. My "regular" insurance agent recommended that I choose that option since he didn't sell any "outside the US" insurance.
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