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  1. We just got off the Magic last week and had a Cabana at HMC. I went to the excursion desk immediately after boarding and was second in line so I got my preferred Cabana (#13) no problem. I did not see a FTTF designation at the shore excursions desk, just one line. The line never appeared long just slow when the person in front can't make up their mind! We chose not to get FTTF partly because of the Cabana and priority tendering.... I recommend getting off the ship ASAP because you'll have like a hour with the beach to yourself practically and get a higher number Cabana. We talked to someone in #5 and they said people kept trying to use their stuff but we didn't have any problems further down.
  2. It's done automatically. We had $25 in cruise cash bar (it was a gift) and a few hundred in regular cruise cash. Plus we had the drink package. I was worried that the $25 would be wasted but you're charged sales tax on drinks while still at the home port. Sales tax and any additional tips we gave came out of the cruise cash bar. Our drinks at HMC also came out of the cruise cash bar. The app is great at showing credit you have and how it's been used so far.
  3. Hi! My apologies if this has been asked and answered but I could not seem to find a satisfactory answer yet. I got off my 3rd Carnival cruise yesterday and decided I'm ready to try another line (I had a great time just ready for something new). I found the perfect RC cruise for Dec 2020. On Carnival I was able to make payments in as small or large increments as I wanted at any time up to a certain day before sailing. When pricing the RC cruise I noticed that my options were to pay the deposit, pay the balance in full or take out a loan. Am I not able to put some money towards my cruise as I come by it? I don't need to go into debt to pay for this, I can save the money in my own account and earn interest until I have it all. Our hope was that by booking so far out our payments would be minimal and we could save for a larger vacation between now and then. Picking our room is also important to us so we want to book early. Any insight would be much appreciated!
  4. LOVING your review! I leave for my cruise tomorrow and your review is just getting me more pumped!
  5. I booked this sailing back in September and it had 9 pm listed as the departure time then... at least for me it did.
  6. I belong to a group on social media that shares how to get points and often shares codes for points. Many people have posted on that group that they are locked out. I know at least one person posted a picture of a code they received with their gift card order and it seems many used it and are now locked out. I didn't use it because I earned enough points and paid off my entire cruise already. I also knew that the codes that are sent with purchases were typically one use only (which I only knew because of the group, I never read TOS admittedly) so it seemed fishy at the time. Not passing judgement on anyone because I might have done the same thing if I needed points.
  7. We had a connecting room with my parents one time when we sailed on a Fantasy class ship. My mom is a VERY loud snorer... loud enough to keep you from falling asleep or to wake you up from a deep sleep. I don't recall being able to hear her at night or either of my parents really any time of the day. With that being said, I did intentionally pick a room away from the elevators and without a connecting door for my upcoming sailing on Magic. I didn't want to risk it.
  8. I also got one today and was pretty excited! It's on the Magic in May. We were offered to move from a deck 7 balcony to a deck 9 balcony for $32. I liked the price but I wasn't crazy about the room choices so I think I'll pass on this one.
  9. I don't know if you ladies drink... But what about decorating a wine or pint glass to commerate your girls trip? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  10. I've had better luck using my computer rather than using the website on my phone to look for what I want. When you search for cruises you can filter the results by month/year, departure port, length of cruise, ship and destination. I believe you can pick multiple selections under the filters, too (so if there is a class of ships you are interested in rather than a specific ship you can select all in that class). It can seem like a lot to go through but I think that's part of the fun! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  11. OP here... Um, I know kids will be on the cruise and have zero issue with that. I think it's great how Carnival caters to all ages. I just want my dinner companions to be adults. I've never done YTD before, didn't know how specific requests could be. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  12. Also auto-correct changed child-free to child-like. I definitely meant CHILD-FREE Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  13. This will be our first time using YTD. I know for assigned dining Carnival usually does a good job of matching up cruisers based on age and what not. We enjoy sitting with others and getting to know fellow cruisers but have no interest in other people's children, if I'm being honest. When we check in can we request a table with no children? I understand that might entail a wait but I'd rather wait then have to pretend I care how Timmy's soccer team did this year. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  14. On my last cruise a couple got engaged on one of the beaches while we were in port (they were behind me in line to get back on the ship, I didn't witness it). I thought that was great because it can still be private but with beautiful surroundings. But I'm sure if you write to John and tell him the date you are planning he could probably give you a surprise. He's done so for much less special things! Onther note, any advice on how to discreetly get my boyfriend to see this? Lol. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
  15. Couldn't you pay for drinks out of pocket before you hit 15? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Forums mobile app
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