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  1. I firmly agree the one who fulfills the contract and sails is under no ethical, moral, or legal obligation to pay the no-show, regardless of the reason. It has nothing to do with friendship. I think none of my friends would request, want, or accept payment under those circumstances, and if in the OP's position I would not offer it.
  2. Other than shopping there's not much within easy walking distance. We once took a cab to Cabbage Beach. Nice, clean, not particularly crowded. You can buy a drink package, rent an umbrella and/or a jet ski, and chill out. There's an incline to and from the road to the beach that presented a challenge for me but not for the younger crowd. I stayed on the ship last time we visited Nassau and will probably do so again next time. I choose that itinerary because I love Key West.
  3. In the steakhouse you will be charged for a second entree. I routinely have ordered two appetizers and no salad, served cheerfully with no extra charge. That's the extent of my personal knowledge.
  4. Your cabin steward will ask if you want morning or evening cabin service. You can indicate you want both if you prefer.
  5. Any time between now and arriving at port. Enjoy!
  6. It will not become less expensive. I have never seen Carnival play that game with any product.
  7. Six days on the Freedom, without a second thought. OK, maybe a second thought. If and ONLY IF, the spa is important to your group, Carnival hit it out of the park with the tile loungers and the T-pool on the Dream class ships. Either book spa cabins or get a day pass to the spa. Otherwise the Freedom would be my choice. I love that ship and 6 days is better than 5.
  8. Of course you are correct and thanks for pointing that out. Carnival obviously does a lot of cabin shuffling after final payment date. Otherwise we wouldn't see them start selling guarantees and offering upsales to cruisers who have already booked.
  9. Don't overpack. Keep all meds and cruise related documents in your carry on. Double check it when ready to leave your house. Triple check it when you get in the car. Relax and enjoy.
  10. I believe this has never been an anti-Cheers vs pro-Cheers discussion. It is a discussion on ways to determine when buying Cheers makes sense for different people and different circumstances. The fact it wouldn't make sense for me does not indicate in any way that I am against the Cheers program. The various posts may help cruisers new to Carnival decide if Cheers fits their needs.
  11. Assuming it is exactly the same category, the remaining question is what is allowed under the rate you booked. I have never booked past final payment date so I don't know what rates are offered. I do know if you book prior to final payment date only the Early Saver rate allows you to price match after that date. I think a phone call to Carnival, asking if you can get the lower price, is in order. If the answer is no then ask them why.
  12. If you do a mock booking for ocean view cabins on your sailing you can see some of the unsold cabins. If you are relatively close to sailing, I imagine you will be placed in one of those. I know nothing about casino offers. Perhaps someone else will tell you the casino holds certain cabins that are never offered to the public, in which case a mock booking wouldn't help you. The ocean views I have stayed in had what I would call picture windows. Definitely not port holes.
  13. Not maple syrup. Definitely "maple flavored" sweet syrup. Welcome to Carnival. We always find lots of places to enjoy some quiet and lots of fun stuff going on. There's something to please everyone.
  14. On the Dream class ships they are nearly always extremely quiet. There is so little foot traffic in the hallways. I have never stayed in a wrap but they should have even more views than the extended. There you have a 180 degree view. The wake is mesmerizing. I could sit on those balconies for hours. The downside is there is virtually no breeze. In hot weather they are hot and they are in the sun all day. With a wrap you shouldn't have this issue since a portion of your balcony will be on one side or the other. Be sure to check to see what's under you. On the Dream class there's a lot of noise into the night under the deck 6 aft balconies. Enjoy!
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