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Bostwick girl

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    Palatka, FL
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    Cruising
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    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. Sometimes, depending on how close the bed is to the sofa, the scooter can be put between the bed and sofa. I think though, that some of the sofas are shorter than others because that can’t always be done. Have also done ours like Fair winds 39 does. Also take the arm rests off and leave them at home.
  2. I can honestly say I’ve never been bothered by hawking as you call it. I’ve been on 32 cruises. On embarkation day there are generally people from the spa stationed around for your convenience to book, usually someone from the steakhouse too, and of course the drinks person. In the evenings there’s generally a few stations here and there on promenade for the art sales/auctions, the Spa people, but that’s pretty much it except for the photographers every night.
  3. I would take Magic (actually am in January 22 if it sails). Love the itinerary and hate the thoughts of that huge ship, Mardi Gras! Firefly, we only have 19 days to Diamond, had enough cruises booked to have gotten it this past January, but all were cancelled. Don’t know if we will ever make it now!
  4. Since nobody answered the 2nd question, as far as I know, the price drop feature is no longer available. I used to sign up for it too. We sailed in early December in 2019. The ship was decorated beautifully, lots of Christmas trees and caroling. Really enjoyed it.
  5. Balcony for us! Love to sit and watch the ocean go by, enjoy the sounds, never know what you will see. Now that we’re older, the bar scene and nightlife aren’t all that important. We’ve seen all the shows Carnival has in the last couple of years so that stuff isn’t important to us. Love sitting on the balcony in port, watching people come and go off and on the ship. I’ve never had an inside room, just don’t think I would like it at all.
  6. Kevin, there’s no real rhyme or reason to the offers you receive. I’ve been on 32 cruises and since they know they have my business, my offers won’t be as good as others who only have one or two cruises under their belts. Every once in a while I’ll get a decent offer, but most of the Drinks on Us or Free WiFi type offers are much more expensive than just early saver as others have pointed out. I do get casino offers, but nothing spectacular, usually just money off rates and $25 or $50 on board credit. Good luck!
  7. Don’t know about that, but I have the offer as well.
  8. A couple of years ago I saw a couple of $25 carnival gift cards at my Lowe’s so decided to get them. The cashier tried everything she knew how to do to activate them, but just kept saying invalid. I think that was right after carnival stopped with the smaller denominations. So if you do see any still around, they most likely won’t be able to be loaded.
  9. If you’re on the hub app, you have to log out from it. After you’ve done that you can enter your new date by using just the date numbers, no need to log in.
  10. I’ve been on 32 Carnival cruises and never get emails. I’m the one who does all the planning, making the reservations, etc. my husband is the one who gets all the emails, usually 3 a week. He just hands his phone to me! I always check the box to send me emails, but never get anything. Guess they know they have my number, lol
  11. I didn’t see it anywhere either. Probably a lot will be like this, but maybe will get better. Someone must have jumped the gun in posting on the website.
  12. I submitted my form for the March 1 cancellation on January 6, and received my refund in about 8 days.
  13. I received my March 1 cancellation in about 8 days, and so did my grandson.
  14. I think you’ll have to call Carnival about that. The deck plans only show if the rooms themselves connect. Sometimes it depends on how the balconies are set up.
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