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  1. I must fly interstate in Australia to reach my departure port. I always schedule to travel the day before, and stay overnight. I can collect anything needed from the supermarket-always get some nibbles to bring aboard, knowing I can book a taxi to take me to the cruise terminal, non driver here. It's very relaxing, sitting beside the taxi driver going to the port! And I recommend their company to other people!
  2. I appreciate that information-THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I am Legally Blind with a very poor judgement of distance so would prefer the familiar card. Having sailed on the Golden Princess in a Window Suite, I already have a very nice card wallet to hold my cruise card, and hopefully the fold up map of the ship, if that is still provided. I found this easier to use than try to read the map posted near the elevators.
  3. I'm already counting down the days. Keen as anything!
  4. Thank You! I'm not a bit breakfast eater, so could start the load and get a snack while waiting to change to the dryer.
  5. Thank you for that time frame. I will be on the Sapphire Princess ,March 25th 2021. On Aloha deck, have a reasonable walk to the laundromat. What times are the laundromats available please?
  6. Please how much is the tumbler? I'm sailing on Carnival Splendor out of Sydney in November, 2020, and researching possible-ok-LIKELY cruise purchases, so I can start saving money to be put into Cruise Cash for On Board Spending. I know this forum is mainly US posters, and can work out the Australian approximate pricing, with a price cushion. Eagerly scouring the board and noting any useful information, it's AMAZING how another person will frequently have the very information I was looking for! Not a cruise rookie, sailed with another cruise line, but Carnival has the itinerary I want-Sydney-Moreton Island-Sydney, even though I can't tender as Handicapped. I can enjoy the ship facilities instead! 😎
  7. Fair comment. Silly fools deserve what they got. If I think I will NEED an extra case coming home, I will take the larger case and pop the middle size inside. I usually plan all purchases fairly accurately, so don't always need extra space.
  8. I have a set of 3 different sized suitcases that pack into each other-smallest into middle size, then middle size into largest for storage. Very handy to take when travelling. I always advise Security I have a medium case inside my larger case, and no problems encountered so far, just an amused smile. HTH.
  9. Their own fault for NOT taking out insurance! I'm on a very tight budget, but that is an ESSENTIAL expense for me, purchased as soon as possible-I've been known to put the deposit down, LONG before I can purchase insurance!
  10. I will be cruising on Carnival Splendor in November, 2020. I have 1 Dr prescribed and 3 vitamins (told by Dr to buy over-the-counter as cheaper for me) which are packed by the pharmacist into WebsterPaks so that I can "pop" out whatever dose I am taking, and easily monitor all medications are taken. The details of what is packed are on the back of the packs. I also use Asthma puffers and will have the 3 prescriptions with me to prove a Dr prescribed them for me.
  11. I plan to purchase FTTF when I sail the Carnival Splendor in Australia in November 2020. The tender shuttle is of no benefit to me-tender port and multiple handicaps which make me VERY afraid of falling and hurting myself. I DO like being able to take my carry on small case straight to my stateroom and unpack the basic overnight requirements. I consider the early boarding with a limited number of people will be safer for me. I think the price here in Australia for that cruise is AUD$100, I may be wrong. $25 a day for safety is something I will pay for. I have had the Priority Line at Guest Services on another cruise line and it WAS helpful when I needed it!
  12. She's GORGEOUS! Here's a cyber pat for you to please give her from me. I love dogs, but the ONLY dog that will come cruising with me, is a stuffed toy Golden Retriever I was given for a Christmas present, who travels in my carry on case. Eagerly considering my 1st Royal Caribbean cruise, possibly out of Sydney, here in Australia.
  13. I also agree. If they are stupid enoughto retaliate physically, you lodge a complaint of assault against them and let Security deal with the fool/s.
  14. GRRR! Murphy's Law is being TOO friendly for this cruise! I fully understand the annoyance of travel plans having to be changed at short notice, rely on taxis myself-Legally Blind so never learnt to drive. I have noted to make sure I have extra money in reserve when I sail Carnival Splendor out of Sydney, Australia in November 2020. Eagerly counting down the days!
  15. Thank You. Having to fly interstate to board increases the costs, so it will probably be short cruises but a short cruise is FAR better than no cruise at all!
  16. Thank You! Never cruised Royal Caribbean so not sure about their policies. There's been something happen with my current preferred cruise line, that I will likely have difficulty managing due to Legal Blindness. I'm starting to look more seriously at other cruise lines including Royal Caribbean.
  17. To my knowledge if a child actually sails with their parents in the same cabin, for the required number of days to qualify as a Pinnacle BEFORE turning 18, they keep their Pinnacle status for life?
  18. THANK YOU! I will be sailing on the Ruby Princess in February 2020, a Medallion Cruise, and was concerned about managing with the Medallion . I am Legally Blind, and have VERY poor judgement of distance. In an Interior room this time.
  19. THANK YOU! What I'm trying to do, is make sure I have enough ready cash with me, to cover all expenses.
  20. Thank you for this information. I have a cruise booked with another cruise line, and my currency conversion from USD$ to AUD$ is $1 to $1.30 so will use your figures as a helpful guideline and allow extra spending money.
  21. Good! I look forward to reading your review. I'm booked in November 2020, 4 night Sydney-Moreton Island-Sydney, in a Spa Obstructed View Handicapped Accessible Oceanview. A new experience sailing at the front, and higher up. Yes I will have anti-nausea medication with me, notorious as a kid for unpredictable travel sickness.
  22. I am planning and budgeting to use cash on my Carnival Splendor cruise in November 2020-Sydney-Moreton Island-Sydney for 4 nights. Have been scouring the website checking the prices of what I'm likely to purchase, and doubling the total for safety. This works best for me. Others may use a different system.
  23. I was told, by an experienced cruiser on another forum, to make sure paperwork, medication, swimsuit, overnight kit and toiletries, and a change of clothes was in my carry on bag so I could change if the weather was too cold or hot. Great tip, and I settled in easily.
  24. I am Legally Blind, so will never be able to rent or drive a car. I book hotel accommodation either directly and pay on arrival, or through a brochure from the Travel Agent, she does the booking for me, and I pay in cash. I've just paid flights and insurance for a cruise with another company in February 2020, paying cash at the travel agency with no problems. I have been checking the Carnival website, for my November 2020 cruise, to price gifts, and edible treats, so I have an approximate amount to save in cash so I can purchase on board as I want them. The same for the casino, a pre-determined amount saved to be used. Some people's income may be too low for them to be granted a credit card. Your comment has reminded me to go onto Carnivals website and make a written list of what I want, the amount/s and the costings, so I can start seriously "squirrelling" my money. Even $10-$20 a fortnight will accumulate into a useful amount. I shall allow for extra "impulse" spending, most likely on cookies-a weakness of mine!
  25. THANK YOU for the warning about the Pretty Good Kick to them, I shall make sure to bring some biscuits with me, so I'm NOT drinking on an empty stomach. Been warned by an ex-ambulance officer about the possible nasty consequences. He told me to, "Get yourself some cookies to help absorb the alcohol and you should be safe. And ENJOY IT!"
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