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  1. I think you have figured it out but though I would add that I had a BW about where you are and loved it. I also had a CP balcony and found it extremely warm with not much breeze.
  2. Don't think it has anything to do with Bible Belt as much as Texas wanting the taxes while in Texas waters. It is a very limited selection until you are in international waters (whether you have a package or paying by the drink) but the difference is that Carnival doesn't offer their beverage package on the first day and Royal does.
  3. Yes at HEB. I love Margarita's but tequila does not like me anymore so it is a good substitute. DH doesn't like wine at all so I figured he may drink a glass or two. If Carnival would just get with the program and allow packages to be used out of Galveston on the first day like Royal does!!!
  4. Hmm, 6% seemed odd so I just went and looked at my two bottles and it is 13.9%!
  5. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to bring this on as their wine? It is wine but I feel as the Margarita wording and odd shaped bottle will be an issue. I have the receipt from where it was purchased at a grocery store in Texas (grocery stores in Texas are only allowed to sell beer or wine). Just wanted something I like until my beverage package kicks in in 2nd day.
  6. HAHA Thanks! I have actually had one of those cabins before and forgot that it was called that!
  7. I have another question now. I just went to purchase the UDP and I actually read the terms and conditions😳 and they said it was not valid at Chops Grille?? Is there a Chops Grille and a regular Chops? It says Dine, Drink, Discover but it is the terms listed right before I was purchasing the UDP.
  8. Thanks for the info! It seems kind of stressful to work dinner times in around the shows and ports etc. after you get on the ship. It seems like a really good deal but it may not be good for an OCD planner like myself. 😞
  9. Thanks for such great information! I am thinking of doing this on our symphony cruise in October. Am I understanding it correctly that you cannot make reservations until you get on the ship?
  10. Two years ago I had booked a cruise out of FLL. Went to put the passport #’s in when I registered and realized that they were fixing to expire And I didn’t have enough time to get them renewed first so I used birth certificates. Had a wedding to go to right before the cruise so flew from Texas to Oklahoma and then to Florida . By this point I was over 20 cruises and completely used to using passports and somehow in the rush I forgot to grab our birth certificates Because they were not on my packing list and did not figure that out till I’m standing in front of the gentleman who is asking me for my boarding documentation . All the blood drained from my face when I realized I had nothing on me but my drivers license. While I start crying my DH who is the best in the world just shrugs and says no big deal we will just fly home or hang out in Florida and literally is not angry at me because that’s just how he rolls. I am not that gracious :o To make an already long story shorter a representative from Royal walked over and took us aside and while it took another hour to get on the ship I was able to get my daughter to locate my birth certificates at home, take pictures on her phone and send it to an email the lady provided and they actually let us get on the ship. I am sure there was a couple other things that happened during that hour but I have managed to block it all out !! I always had copies of passports and drivers licenses on my phone but now I have copies of birth certificates also !! I started the passport renewal process immediately when I got back home !!
  11. Well I have questions now also. I just booked a cruise for September and on July 7th I converted some points to OBC and got the confirmation email later that day receipt (receipt@managerewards not from Royal). I can't remember if I ever got additional emails and never really worried about it because it would show up on my page that showed cruise paid, etc. Since Royal has decided to be a Royal pain and has eliminated that very necessary page are you guys just calling Royal for verification that the OBC is there?? I wanted to preorder drink packages but when I go to pay there is no option to use the OBC. And I am not sure if it is because it isn't there yet or they have changed that also. Any experiences with that lately? Thanks!!
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