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bdever

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    Carnival
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    Mexico

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  1. That was an article from yesterday though - 8/13/2020 and it was already published prior to the OP's post. I saw this new yesterday in my feed.
  2. I second this. Booked 2 cruises for 2021 in Havana Cabana 5240. Sailed early this year in Panorama Cabana 5238. You will LOVE IT.
  3. It was cool on 2 of 3 Sea Days but nice enough to enjoy the Jacuzzi but not so much the Pool at Lido. The Pool in Havana was nice to sit in shallow water as it is a little heated or seems to be.
  4. I was on the Panorama 12/28/2019 - 01/04/2020 sailing in a Havana Cabana on deck 5 and on Sea Days every lounger is full by 11:30ish. If you want a lounger in Havana during Spring break I highly suggest getting out to the Havana Pool on Sea Days at 10 AM, if you want one of those day beds, be out there by 9 AM. The problem is with the Havana area on Panorama is there are more Havana Cabins on Panorama then there are on Vista and Horizon and that is why in my humble opinion it gets packed by 11:00 - 11:30 on Sea Days. Happy Sailing.
  5. If you are staying in a suite, spa cabin or Havana cabin you get the upgraded Elemis shampoo and body wash. I could tell the difference and I liked the Elemis a lot better.
  6. Unfortunately only the grapefruit, orange and lime were available on Panorama. I stuck with the grapefruit the whole cruise and drank about 8 per day on average. Cheers package came in handy for bubly.
  7. Yes they will but they won’t want to hang out there. I’m taking my 13 year old stepson in August and there is no way it will keep his interest more than 2 hours max. My 27 year old son says Havana is for old people and he couldn’t hang there for too long.
  8. this on on your TV though 😳🤩
  9. I heard the people using the area after 7 PM were abusing the area. A few bad apples on multiple occasions that required a clean up crew.
  10. Glad you asked as I just had a go with Carnival about this same exact issue. I am cruising with my boyfriend and his 12 year old son in 3 weeks and we are all in the same cabin and the 12 year old is third guest. We have $50.00 OBC. My boyfriend and I are going dutch. He is paying for him and his son and I am paying for myself. With that being said I requested that the OBC be split evenly between my an my boyfriend's booking since the kid obviously is not paying for his booking. I was told multiple times for multiple reps that they cannot split the OBC equally between the first and second guests in a cabin. They can only split it evenly three ways when there are three people in a cabin. I was told I would literally need to go to guest services once on board the ship and request the split of OBC between my boyfriend and I once on board. UGH, what a hassle. I hope this answers your question. The last rep that told me this was Briana with a mapper ID of "bru" and it was confirm by Kristen her supervisor who has a mapper ID of "K1Y".
  11. Love your review! Quick question, does the glass shop in Ensenada sell hand blown glasses? If so, what is the name? im sailing on Inspiration in June and got FTTF, what time do you recommend getting to the terminal with FTTF? Thanks, Bethany
  12. I only do Mexican Riviera because I hate humidity. Not sure if I would be able to do a cruise in a humid climate. I hear the water is so much nicer but the humidity though... For me personally the choice would be based on the time of year. In other words, I would choose the Horizon if I could book it during a non-hurricane, un-humid time of year. Is there such a time frame and if so would it fit your schedule?
  13. UGH 😑 that’s exactly what I was afraid of. So inconvenient to have an outside bar with no outside bar service. I am not sure why they do this on Vista class ships as it doesn’t make any sense to have a brand new beautiful bar with no one serving from it. Thanks for responding as my question was for you and not for Jim.
  14. Why couldn’t you use the outside bar in January? Is it because you were not staying in a Havana Cabin or was it because there was no outside service?
  15. I believe it depends on what side of the ship your cabin is on. From the videos I have seen, the secret staircase for short cut access downstairs through the Havana Bar is only on Port side as the hallway on Starboard side is marked "Crew Only" and is blocked off. For this reason I would never sail Havana starboard side. I can't believe someone actually came up with that idea and it was executed but whatever, I am not the one building ships. But talk about dumb right? Easy access for anyone booked port side though.
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