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  1. Just looked and it was Harvey - I had the ending syllable right!
  2. I've had ports changed several times, mostly due to weather. In 2017 our western itinerary was changed to an eastern itinerary due to Hurricane Charlie. We've missed Grand Cayman and Costa Maya due to high winds. Key West replaced the Grand Cayman stop a couple of times, but others we just skipped a port. Our upcoming cruise was supposed to be Havana and Cozumel and now it's Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
  3. If the choices are between Carnival, Royal and Norwegian, I'd cruise Norwegian. After our last Royal cruise I highly doubt I'd get DH to set foot on another Royal ship.
  4. We took a last minute cruise one time and had to take an interior cabin. I was really nervous about it, but it turned out fine - we just ended up spending more time out on deck. Can't help with the bar package - neither DH nor I drink enough to make it worthwhile.
  5. Grand Cayman - Walk down to Eden Rock. You can snorkel right from shore. They do locker and snorkel gear rentals. Roatan - Just go to the beach at Mahogany Bay. Belize - We get off the ship on the first tender, go to the water taxi and spend the day out on Caye Caulker. Drinks and food are very reasonable there. Just make sure you get back early enough to catch the ship. Cozumel - Here's another vote for Paradise Beach. We really enjoyed our day there.
  6. We've sailed both lines and have found if the price is about the same, we book Norwegian. I thought the food in the included restaurants and on the buffet was excellent - - in fact everyone in our group (10 of us) thought the food was better on Norwegian. One couple ate in the specialty restaurant one night and said that they didn't think it was that much better than what was available in the dining room.
  7. For me, it's Nassau and St. Lucia. Both are ports that I just stay on the ship.
  8. We did 5 days at Turtle Inn in Plascencia and then 5 days out on Caye Caulker. I still think it's one of the best trips we've ever done. On subsequent cruise ship stops we head right for the water taxi and spend the day out on Caye Caulker.
  9. Belize is one of our favorite countries. We liked it so much after a cruise ship stop we booked a land-based vacation there. I've never felt unsafe. For a first time stop I highly recommend the cave tubing. We had a blast! Roatan is also a family favorite. We have friends who live there so we take advantage of the cruise ship stop to see them. Again, we've never felt unsafe there either.
  10. Thanks everyone. I called my TA last night and he said it will be refunded to my account. At this point, it's becoming a very inexpensive cruise.
  11. We booked a cruise to Cozumel & Havana on the Paradise. As we all know, we can no longer go to Havana and the port was changed to Grand Cayman. We elected to take the $100/pp OBC and stick with the cruise. However, we paid $231.52 in port fees/taxes for Havana/Cozumel. If booking today we would pay $99.52/pp in port fees/taxes, a difference of $264. Does anyone know how and when this is refunded.
  12. Have to agree to PP's - - Bingo, jewelry (I can do much better at home), and FTTF. I'll also have to add shore excursions. We do much better booking our own privately.
  13. Thanks everyone. We decided to go ahead and book it. It was too good a deal to pass up, although we had to go from an interior cabin to an ocean view to stay in the same cabin for both sailings. It was only a total of $130 to do it, so well worth not having to change cabins.
  14. Thank you. I'm going to try to get the same cabin - - I don't want to have to pack and unpack and if I don't have to.
  15. We're currently booked on the Carnival Paradise for a 5 day cruise and are contemplating booking the next 4 day cruise and have some questions. Do you have to disembark at the end of the 5 day and then go through the whole process to get back on board? Do you stay in the same cabin for the whole 9 days? Can any OBC left transfer over to the next cruise, or do you cash out and set up a new account?
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