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About lincdax

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    Eastern/Southern Caribbean
  1. I believe the OP was hoping to do the Behind the Fun Tour while they were docked in Freeport. It sounds as if that is not possible, since the tour is offered only during sea days.
  2. The ship should be decorated for Christmas by December 1st. I'm not positive, but I believe the ships are decorated by the first cruise after Thanksgiving.
  3. I noticed this on the Imagination in December. Kids still trying to reach the handles, but more often than not there was a parent (or older sibling) helping with the cone.
  4. Once you leave via the "inside" door, who have to walk toward the bow of the ship, toward the Ocean Plaza, then loop back toward the stern and through the Havana Bar before getting to the Havana pool area.
  5. When I first read this post, I said to myself "What activities could be in the "Fun Times" that were so important that I needed to know at least a month or two ahead of time?" After thinking about it, I still couldn't come up with something. If the OP could provide an example of something in the "Fun Times" that he/she wished they had known that far ahead of time, it would be helpful. FYI: On my last couple of cruises, the "Fun Times" were in my room before 7:00PM everyday.
  6. Here is the paragraph regarding the gratuity: *Please note: Steakhouses are only available on Conquest-class, Spirit-class, Splendor-class and Dream-class ships. Please refer to Carnival.com to see if your ship has a steakhouse onboard. Requested dates and times will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If requested time is full, the next available time slot will be assigned. Dress Code is Cruise Elegant. Jeans allowed on Cruise Casual evenings. The $35 fee includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert and the wait staff's gratuity; additional gratuities are optional and may be extended in cash or to the guest's Sail & Sign Account, at the guest's discretion. The reservation fee does not include any beverage that is normally ordered through the bar service such as wine, liquor, soda and bottled water. By popular request, all dining rooms are smoke-free. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for dining experience. This would imply that the meal costs $30.44 and the tip is $4.56
  7. You should be able to find the laundry rooms at the below site. Just choose your deck from the plans and scroll thru the deck until you see a "laundry" icon. I have never found the laundry rooms on the Carnival site deck plans. https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/Carnival-Vista
  8. I believe the walkway on Deck 5 is open to the public at all hours of the day. As they head toward the Havana Pool area, they will pass all of the Havana Cabanas until they encounter a locked gate and will not be able to enter that area. Not sure if they gate is unlocked once 7:00PM rolls around, or if they have to access the pool via the Havana Bar area.
  9. Here is a link to an article about Carnival and LNG https://www.ship-technology.com/features/carnivals-lng-fleet-ushering-new-generation-cruise-ships/
  10. Shrimp Cocktail Prime Rib (no gravy) Warm Chocolate Melting Cake w/peanut butter
  11. Here is some info: Known as a destination-based elevator, the technology eliminates the push buttons inside the cab of a traditional elevator. Floor selection is relocated to a touch screen in the elevator waiting area, which functions for all of the elevator cabs servicing that floor -- typically four or six. A guest chooses the floor and the system assigns an elevator cab to the guest. The cab then takes the guest to that floor without intermediate stops. On the Carnival Horizon, the cabs are assigned letters -- T, X, Y, Z and so on -- and the letter pops up as soon as the floor is selected. The only buttons in the cab are for accelerated opening and closing of the doors. One advantage to the system is that it can be reprogrammed on embarkation days, when some elevators are programmed to stop only at Deck 3 (where passengers embark) and Decks 5 and 10 (where lunch is served). When staterooms are ready to be occupied, the elevator programming is normalized.
  12. Once you leave via the "inside" door, who have to walk toward the bow of the ship, toward the Ocean Plaza, then loop back toward the stern and through the Havana Bar before getting to the Havana pool area.
  13. Apparently not. At this time, she is coming straight to Long Beach.
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