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Cap'n Ron

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    Grand suite perks

    We were booked on Horizon for next summer in a Havana interior cabin, but have since decided to cancel, as we felt it wasn't worth the premium with the additional cabins and now Grand Suite cabins being given access. Such a shame, as we were really looking forward to experiencing the lighter crowds in the Havana area. Shame on Carnival for getting greedy.
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    She's back!

    Beautiful shot! Wish she stayed in Miami year around.
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    Meraviglia on Smithsonian Channel This Week!

    Thank you! Just watched this last night and thought it was a great episode. Looking forward to having the Meriviglia in Miami!
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    Navigator - Amped

    Bummer! Have a great cruise, and I'll be extending my cruise by following your review! Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
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    Navigator - Amped

    Rick, are you on the March 15th sailing? We just booked that one and are looking forward to our first cruise with Royal. Love your live reviews! Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
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    Carnival Sunshine 5th floor cabins

    Any noise from the Alchemy Bar or the stage in Ocean Plaza? We booked 5301 next March, and it backs up against the Alchemy Bar. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
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    higher deposit after lower cruise rate found?

    Yep, if you booked under a reduced deposit rate, and the reduced deposit sale isn't currently available, they will make you pay the higher deposit amount to get the current lower rate. Had it happen to me before as well. Just be careful, if you pay the higher rate and it isn't refundable, you may end up with higher cancellation penalties then the current reduced deposit already paid. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Miracle

    That makes me feel better! We are going on the Miracle in July, and I was worried when reading the OP's update. We were on the Vista in February, so we have lowered our expectations to adjust for coming from the 2nd newest ship in the fleet to going on one of the older ones. We also are in a 4K room, so looking forward to trying one of those.
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    Fall 2018 cruises- big OBC sale

    Thanks for the heads up! Looks like the price of the cruise in November for our category went up $150, with $150 OBC, so not a win for us. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
  10. Thank you Jamman54 for sharing your adventures with us! I really enjoyed your Magic/Elation review and see that this one is off to a great start. Looking forward to reading the rest!
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    FTTF Available For Spring 2019

    It's available for Horizon June 2019 and finally for the Miracle in November 2018. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
  12. Unfortunately we didn't get up there as we had our kids with us. From what I've heard it can be quite busy as well. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
  13. Definitely go with the Havana cabin. Sea days on the main deck areas are very crowded on Vista (one of my few complaints with the ship). We are in the Havana area on Horizon next summer after our experience with Vista. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  14. Vista has the same issue with tables being too close together, but with Your Time Dining you can request specific table numbers, so after the first night you can find one away from the other tables. If you enjoyed the Mast Grill, Guy's Burgers blows it away (delicious hamburgers). Reflection's Lawn Club burgers are still the best, but they are a $10 upcharge vs. free Guy's Burgers, and the fries at Guy's are quite good as well. Sent from my XT1635-02 using Forums mobile app
  15. I would say Celebrity MDR food is still better than Carnival's, but I wasn't disappointed at all with our dinners in the MDR on Vista. The breakfast and lunch options were head and shoulders above Celebrity's offerings and the MDR breakfast/brunch options were much better than our experience on the Reflection. MDR service was better on Celebrity, but you are paying a good bit more for that experience. We have found that Carnival offers us a good alternative to Celebrity, and allows us to sail more often.
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