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  1. I have a feeling it will be blacked out. But I have my fingers crossed our March 16th sailing will qualify. I got a great deal on KSF on our cruise last March, but I don’t think I will be so lucky this time. Anyone know if I lose the OBC from my vegas rewards if I re-book under a promotion like this?
  2. This had to be $ related. I saw somewhere else that they were trying to claim there was a travel advisory. There isn’t. Travel advisory is level 1, normal caution. I would like to see a formal announcement from Carnival. I’m sure it will be BS and talk about things other then it costing them more money. I was in Antigua recently for a land vacation. I felt safer there then I do in the US. Many people at the resort I was at did not think twice about grabbing a local bus into town. We walked around St. John’s and never felt uneasy. I know people who have family there. The crime there is a fraction of what you would find in any US city. Its a shame. It’s a gorgeous island with amazing sites and amazing people and stunning beaches. I can’t wait to go back. You have to wonder why Carnival isn’t going there yet continues to go to the Bahamas and Jamaica??? $$$$$ that’s why.
  3. All of the cruises are fine for our schedules , the kids won’t need to miss any days of school. And flights would be about the same for all of them.
  4. I’m trying to plan a cruise for spring break next year for me and two of my kids (16 and 8). I’ve looked and I’ve found three that fit within the budget and time frame. But I can’t decide so any input is appreciated. So far the only ships my kids have been on is brilliance and they loved it. 1. A 5 night on explorer with stops in Nassau and Labadee in an ocienview or balcony 2. A 5 night on independence in an inside cabin with stops in grand cayman and Cozumel. 3. A 7 night on Rhapsody in an inside with stops in key west, grand cayman, Cozumel and Costa maya. As you can see each has their pros and cons. What do you guys think?
  5. There are some huge freight ships that sail on the lakes right now. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. I’d stick to 7. It’s quiet with cabins above and below. And close to everything. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. I called about the one cruise I was thinking of. No family cabins available. But he did tell me now they do show up online if they are available. So time to keep looking. I know sometimes it’s cheaper to get 2 cabins but when they have kids sail free and amounts off 3rd and 4th passengers it can end up being a really good deal. Plus I love how open those cabins feel. I know a lot of people like TAs but I just have had bad experiences with them. I actually almost booked one through a TA because we would have also gotten good deals with flights, but it was just frustrating, so I didn’t. Maybe I’m a control freak, but from now on I prefer to just do things myself. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Yes,so if I can’t find a site where I can check ahead of time if the cabins are available, I will just look into what cruises I may like and then call royal. It’s no big deal, it would have just been nice if I had a way to see if it was open before I called to book. I would spend just as much time on the phone with a travel agent as I would with Royal . I prefer not to use an agent. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. That’s what I was wondering. I know on Costco they will sometimes show up. But not always. So it’s hard to know if they just aren’t available or if they just aren’t being shown. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. I prefer to plan all of our travel myself. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. I really like the family ocean view staterooms like the ones on brilliance of the seas. But I know they don’t often show up online and for booking for 5 people I would need to call. But I would really like to check out what sailing have these cabins available before I call royal so I don’t waste a lot of time on the phone. And because I’m thinking of booking a surprise cruise for the family and don’t want anyone including the hubby to hear me (yes it’s my money I’m booking with so I don’t need to run it by him before). Anyone know of a site I can check the availability? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Last March I took my kids on 4 night cruise on the brilliance of the seas out of Tampa. I believe they also do 5 night cruises on that ship. We had a family ocean view cabin and it was amazing. I have never been in a cabin that big. It had a living room area with a sofa bed, arm chair and table. There were also 2 dressers under the windows, a desk area and tv and fridge. Then an area with a large (king:queen size bed) that could be separated from the living room area with a curtain, that area also had some closet space. Then there was a separate area with bunk beds and more closet space that can also be closed off with a curtain. Go on you tube and search for brilliance of the seas family ocean view cabin and you will find tours of the cabin. It was not very expensive since it’s an ocean view. But you do usually have to call to book and book far in advance. We were lucky to get it. My kids loved the kids club on the ship. There is mini golf, rock wall, small water slide etc. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. Actually getting all the proper things worked out with custody etc is the responsible thing to do. And if as a parent you haven’t gotten around to it then you have to deal with the consequences of that. And part of those consequences is restrictions on travel. I’m saying this as a parent who took my time getting the legal paper work sorted out when I split from my first husband. For several years I knew I was restricted on where I could travel (out of country). But that was my fault, nobody else’s. If as a single parent you want to take the risk and travel without it fine. But don’t complain or whine about not being allowed to go, or how it will take too long etc. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. That’s why the courts have thins to deal with this. You just have to show you made attempts to find the person. If the person can’t be found the courts will grant a divorce and award custody without the other parent being present. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Actually it can be a requirement depending on what country your cruise is travelling to. Different countries have different laws. And if you want to be assured that you are allowed off the ship somewhere you need to follow those laws. It doesn’t matter what the law in the US is. For example if you are visiting Canada or Mexico you must follow their laws. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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