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About teknoge3k

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  1. teknoge3k

    FTTF ?

    The only perk that you'll get with the suite is priority boarding and priority tendering. You won't get any of the FTTF perks so just keep that in mind. If getting to your cabin before 1:30 and not standing in the forever long line at GS isn't important to you, then you can skip it. Personally we always get FTTF with our suites.
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    Half moon cay PRIVATE OASIS

    It's considered a Carnival excursion so yes.
  3. teknoge3k

    Captains Suite

    I didn't spend $6k on TWO cruises this year. That's insane!
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    All Things Charleston 411

    A lot of Ubers do have car seats. You can request a car seat when making your Uber call.
  5. teknoge3k

    Boarding Question

    The early access to the cabin is worth it for us because we carry on 48 sodas + carry on luggage. It's nice to drop them off before 1:30 and then at the end of the cruise we pay our balance with discounted gift cards. It's nice to not have to stand in line behind 9872349 people at guest services.
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    I guess your question is answered but to confirm, I wear shorts and sandals every night except elegant night (I wear jeans and a polo then). I have never once been cold on a cruise ship but we cruise during the summer. Your dad will be fine and you both enjoy your cruise!
  7. teknoge3k

    Carnival Planners

    I am not sure why someone would want these, they're very antiquated. Everything is online and very easy to find. I guess they could have a small handful of them for the people who still haven't discovered the Internet yet.
  8. teknoge3k

    Been a few years...have an embarkation question.

    My past few cruises (different ships, different ports) I've been on the ship by 10:15.
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    Been a few years...have an embarkation question.

    Priority embarkation is just one of the few perks of FTTF. You're not auto-assigned a check-in time with FTTF. With FTTF you still have to pick a check-in time for the terminal. You just get to ignore that check-in time if you have FTTF. Otherwise you may have to stand in the "early/late" line, depending on which port you're at. Even with FTTF you could still have the same check-in time as Joe Blow. You could both have a check-in time of 12:30. The only difference is that Joe has to wait until 12:30 to check-in, whereas with FTTF you could be sitting on the ship at 10:30 eating. Joe would still be waiting in the "early/late" line. You're not auto-assigned a check-in time with or without FTTF. I guess if you just don't check-in, you'd be assigned whatever check-in times are left in the end. I'm not sure.
  10. Those short weekend cruises are booze cruises. Totally different atmosphere from one of the 3-5 day sailings to the 6-8 day sailings.
  11. I've not been on that ship but I don't see how a Fantasy Class ship could be #1. That'd be like a 1994 Ford Escort being ranked higher than a 2019 Lexus.
  12. teknoge3k

    Been a few years...have an embarkation question.

    Having FTTF has nothing to do with your check-in time and what you pick. You can buy FTTF and pick whatever check-in time you want. Having FTTF means you do not have to adhere to that check-in time. So if you purchase FTTF you still have to pick a check-in time. If you cancel your FTTF then you would have to stick to whatever check-in time you pick. Also keep in mind FTTF has more perks than just priority boarding.
  13. teknoge3k

    Been a few years...have an embarkation question.

    One thing to also keep in mind, FTTF has more perks than just priority embarkation.
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    Uber at Port Everglades

    Used Uber for several years from/to Port Everglades and never had any issue.
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    My vote is for Grills, it's delicious. Plenty of Uber/Lyfts in the area to get you there as well.