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  1. I've always told myself that I should use the stairs more and maybe this will encourage me to actually take the stairs.
  2. The testing is what I'm wondering about. A friend of ours told us the swab up his nose felt like it touched his brain and it was not exactly a nice experience. I hope the testing is much improved before I go on a cruise.
  3. I sure hope Carnival does not add such a feature to its ships. I do not like the Havana area that took up part of deck five on Vista class. I really love the dream class that allows guests to walk entirely around the ship on deck five. I know that many Carnival guests love the Havana cabins and the pool area just for them. They pay for it. I tried the Vista last December and booked my next cruise on the Breeze.
  4. My story..I'm booked for December 5, 2020 on the Magic, regular balcony forward for two on deck 7. Last week I was able to snag an on board credit of $100, $80.00 drop in price and not have to pay for the cruise until 30 days before it leaves. It's a deal for me. I had booked this cruise months ago when they had the $50 deposit per person so that part was already paid in full. I did want to pick a different cabin location but not much to pick from. Most cabins left were for three or four guests and the agent thought I could be moved so I didn't want to take that chance and stayed with my
  5. "Fun ship" and food to start and when cabins ready at 1:30 pm, lysol wipe down in our cabin.
  6. I had a trip on the Vista in December 2019. I received an upgrade offer to Lido deck and took it. I loved, loved the location. I had cabin 10264. There was a door that we used to get to our cabin that was right past the sliding glass doors to the lido pool. It was the best ever and now I want to be Lido deck all the time. I think you should give it a try.
  7. Your review was very enjoyable to read and great pictures. It sounds like you both had an absolute wonderful amount of relaxing and of enjoying everything the ship had to offer. Great job, thanks for taking the time to share. We started using a white noise machine at home just to block out stuff that would wake us up. Now, that machine goes with us when we travel. It really helps to block out noise from the hallway of the ship. I haven't had rude neighbors like that but the slamming door is annoying.
  8. Hubby and I had dinner at Ji Ji's on the Vista in December. Fifteen dollars a person for a specialty restaurant on a cruise ship, well worth trying. We had a wonderful time and will do it again.
  9. I enjoyed the salad bar on the Vista in December(serenity deck). Many, many items to pick from. I was able to put together my own salad. Each ingredient had a set of tongs so one could build their own salad. Biggest problem was that my salad was so huge after I went through all the items, I was stuffed after eating it!
  10. HMC for me. The sand is white and soft...I mean really white and really soft. I thought to myself, this is flour not sand. So beautiful.
  11. This is very interesting to me as I know not much about this type of diet. Please, keep posting as I would like to learn more.
  12. Yes. Worth the hassle, no. Cheers! is costly but it really does make the vacation fun. I have tried so many different drinks with favorites and some I'm not so fond of. I suggest that you try out Cheers! on at least one Carnival cruise and judge for yourself.
  13. beshears, you have made my point. My carry on never leaves my sight until we both are in the cabin.
  14. Let's talk about carry on luggage. I have read here on cruise critic stories of lost luggage. You all know the flyer that shows up in your cabin, hey we are looking for a black rolling piece of luggage. The story that will never leave my memory is of a lady that never received her bag and had no clothes for the entire week. She was over heard at guest services and other ladies who over heard this gave her some of their clothes. This will never happen to me, ever. I leave the house, a day before the cruise, to the airport with my carry on. That bag never leaves my sight until I am in my
  15. Did you notice if they had a happy hour special either in the casino or Red Frog Pub on embark day? Since Cheers doesn't start until the second day, I thought maybe a few happy hour priced drinks would help the wallet out. I've heard Carnival has happy hour but didn't know if it is on the Vista out of Galveston.
  16. I am loving this review. I really admire you and your lovely wife as it seems you are a fun loving couple who enjoy each others company and fun times together. Cruise On!!
  17. Thanks ssb, I think hubby and I have a date at Jimmy's on the Pier!! nicoleslp, if you are staying at the Marriott before December, can you post your experience when you get back?
  18. ssb, do you think it is an easy walk from the Marriott to Jimmy's on the Pier? The highway looks a little scary to cross.
  19. I too have booked this Marriott for a stay in December. I couldn't believe it was only $67 for a Friday night stay(AAA rate) and we will be leaving on the Vista on Saturday Morning. BUT we will not have car and will have to walk or Uber for dinner that night, thinking Jimmy's on the Pier as a simple solution. This begs the question for my situation, should I just stay at a hotel near Houston Hobby and shuttle down on Saturday morning or take an Uber/Lyft on Friday afternoon down to Galveston? Thoughts or experiences anyone?
  20. We did the Altun Ha trip. We really enjoyed it for a couple of reasons. It was the first time to Belize for us so we wanted to see what Belize looked like and the bus trip was perfect for that. It was a nice ride to the site and I got to gaze out the bus window and see the countries landscape. Once there, it was a guided tour and we did get to climb up on the ruins. That was an experience to remember. I can't recall how long the entire trip was but perfect for what we wanted to do. We had time after the tour to walk around outside of the port area.
  21. Would it be acceptable to arrive to the MDR on debark morning just before 8:30am? It is a bit early for me to eat but if we could get there right before 8:30am and enjoy a light breakfast before leaving and kill some time, I think I would really like it. I just don't want to be rude to the staff if they want everyone out and done by 8:45ish. I've never went to the MDR on debark morning but on our next cruise, we will have plenty of time as we have a midafternoon flight and don't have to rush right off the ship.
  22. My experience with anytime dining is to get in line for the 5:30pm seating. I have had great service being some of the first guests seated. One memory I have was of the time we probably got seated maybe 6pm to 6:30pm(we showed up after the first round of guests) or so and we waited, waited... The team did not even have time to acknowledge we had been seated as they were so busy getting the tables around us served. It was not a good experience but I totally understood why it happened. The hostess seats guests in a section where the service team is knee deep in serving one course after the
  23. I have wondered about this also. I think the times have been pushed a little later. I seem to think I have read here on cruise critic that diamonds, plats, wedding parties, fttf, etc board first and that takes time so the rest of us have to wait until a bit later and Carnival does not want us arriving too early and causing a human traffic jam.
  24. Chervil....I agree 1000%. Carnival, bring back Tandoor. Why the hell did they take it away?
  25. I always thank the person ahead of me that is using the Carnival yellow cup to fill their personal container and cringe when I am behind a person putting their container up to the spout for a refill. So many times the person using the Carnival cup will apologize and I tell them "no problem, you are filling the way it is supposed to be done".
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