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  1. I have receive a lot of great info from this forum. So I wanted to share a little as well. I dont write as well as most of you, but I did want to share some info about the cruise my wife and I just enjoyed on th Carnival Breeze. Im going to put the comments in 'bullet' form to make things go faster. Our ride with Carnival was pretty bad. The ride from Houston Hobby to the ship took 45 minutes. From Harborside Dr. to the ship took 45 minutes. Later talking to Texas residence onboard, they said checking in early is bad, but late check in (12:30 to 1:30) is great. Guys Bergers seemed bigger, and still great You can begin the muster drill with your boarding pass Steakhouse was ok. Not as nice as I remember but still good. The Steakhouse would not let us take the cheesecake (desert) to our room as takeout. So that was a bummer. By the way, dinner took around 1.5 hrs. In room ice is by request only If you are VIP Red or above, the 1.5 liter of water is no longer delivered to your room, you have to go to the bar to get it. but they wont tell you. LOL. Lemonade was GREATLY improved FunTimes is on the HUB, but a generic one is available at the coffee shop. The music channell on TV played some rated R music (midle finger , f word, ect at 8 am. No problem for me, just mentioning it Drinks on Us was FAST and the drinks were STRONG Movie selection was not very good, but not really Carnivals fault Progresso is officially my least favorite port now. Automatic weapons armed ,military walking around, and not as accomodating as other ports Our Salsa, Guacamole , Margarita excursion started 1.5 hr late. They had big problems, but we still had a decent time. Didnt find the smoke free casino annex (on 4th deck) until Monday Young kids wearing masks was not enforced. The Cruise Director brought unmasked little ones on stage with him, so maybe its not very much enforced. We are vaccinated so I didnt really care Cozumel was great again. Just stayed at port and eat ate Pablos Backyard. Food was great drinks ok. A little pricey, but good. The play Flick was pretty good.
  2. https://thepointsguy.com/news/covid-outbreak-hurtigruten-norway/ I hope this is nothing too serious for the folks onboard
  3. My family and I has a cruise set for November of 2021, and we would like to change cabins to connecting rooms. Does any know if you can change cabins online and not have to call Carnival for assistance? Thanks
  4. I was on the Sunrise for 14 days to the Panama Canal. Loved the cruise. Had a good time, but the worst thing was the over crowding. I was very surprised that even getting on the ship early (11:50a) we still couldn't find a place to sit and eat!! Now, it was a longer cruise and had the largest amount of Diamond and Platinum cruisers I have EVER seen, but moving around the ship was challenging. We also had many people with motorized wheel chairs, scooters and walkers....which made the narrow walkways even tougher to navigate. I think that Carnival did a great job with the ship, and the 'Flying Scotsman" was a great CD, but I have looked for future cruises ( Id love to go to Canada and Boston) and that cruise is on the Sunrise.....and I started looking elsewhere. Nice ship, but by FAR my least favorite.
  5. Yeah, this is an 8 day on the Horizon. A carry on isn't going to work for either of us, but it is an option.
  6. Thanks. I wanted to take my wife to the Steakhouse for our 35th anniversary that first day, but have had times that I didn't get my bags until after 7pm (On the Sunrise during a 14 day Panama Canal Cruise). Thanks for your information.
  7. I've read the list of perks that one gets with a Platinum Sign and Sail card on the Carnival site, but I didn't see anything that specified that your luggage would be in your cabin when you get there. I thought had read that years ago though. Can anyone set me straighten me out on this please? Thanks
  8. Yes. Thats just a vent. The A/C had a problem all cruise in our cabin. Carnival put cash on our card because of the problem, but you are right, the rotary knob is there, but it controls the flow of the fan. But it does not control the ac unit turning on or off.
  9. Just got off of the Paradise. Cabin E138 did not have a thermostat.
  10. I was on the Panama 14 day cruise on the Sunrise. I am a non smoker and an everyday casino player. The smoke did NOT bother me. There is a non smoking area at the bar on the left side that Id never seen before, and the smoke was not over bearing to me, and I hate cigarette smoke. There are a few non smoking areas to play slot machines and video poker, but folks just ignore them like the signs are not there. The 14 days I was onboard, there was not 1 day of sewage smell. I did hear about it though before I boarded. I just didn't experience it. Relatively speaking, it WAS the worse ship Id been on. Just being honest. I totally enjoyed my cruise for 14 days. My main complaint was that the ship added people but not space. Plus we had a lot of walkers, scooters and other handicapped folks on our cruise. it made getting through the narrow walk ways tough. Just a fact, not really anything you can do with a set amount of seats and a full to capacity ship. The Comedy Club was not the best, the Main theater was not the best. The seating on Lido is not the best. But the ship is a good ship. Two hours for lunch is a stretching it. At least for us it was. It did take longer if you were a late arriver though. We had breakfast at 7, and lunch at 1130. We were in and out in no time. The lines were not the problem to me. It was that the ship at capacity for 14 days and having many many walkers, scooters and canes made walking in the narrow walk ways bad all 14 days. Its a cruise, and I loved the vacation time. But it was the most crowded and worst experience of a comedy setup I ever experienced. Not trying to dump on the Sunrise, but I've never been motivated to tell a story about a ship until now.
  11. Correct. The comedy club had an 'entrance' and an 'exit'. Not formally, but a Carnival preferred. So after the show, they had you leave and go out of the back of the club, while a new crowd came in the front. You HAD to leave the club, and if you wanted to get back in, you got in line. The line was ALWAYS long. Usually, you just decide on one show, and call it a night. The band in the Red Frog Pub was great. A full band including 3 or 4 horns. But again, if you were there 5 minutes early, youd have a difficult time finding seats. I hope folks are realizing how much good stuff Im leaving out, but I am complaining mainly about the stuff that was altered that I feel just doesn't work out better for the consumer.
  12. I was on the 14 day Panama Cruise on the Sunrise as DiverGal was. I enjoyed the cruise, but Id say that as nice as the Sunrise was, it was my least favorite ship. Plenty to like, I just had more proposed improvements in mind once leaving. Here are some notes. Not necessarily good or bad or in any order. Mostly observations. - Have to push a button for the Lido deck 'automatic' doors to open. Many folks were caught off guard by this!! - The design sets the ship up for over crowding. Often, you really had to hunt for a place to sit and eat. - Comedy Club has a poor design. Sorry, no other way to describe it. You HAVE to leave after any show. Some of the seats are in a hall way where you can not see the stage. They have TVs there so you can see the comedian. - Food was good all the way around - Many activities. We had many wheelchairs and scooters on our cruise, so the activities were not super energetic, but was fun. - Embarkation / Debarkation and Safety Briefing were a breeze for us. - Sports Bar had a very different feel to it with all of the College Softball, College Baseball ,Cricket and French Open and Soccer. Big crowds for NBA Finals - Smaller Theater is not as nice as the regular Theaters to me. Removable seats on the first floor probably gives Carnival a lot of flexibility for different seating formats, but I wasn't a huge fan of this style. - Service on the ship is great - Cruise Director , Chris from Scotland is popular and was very good - The ride for the most part was very smooth - The Steakhouse is on deck 4. Many of the life boats are hanging from deck 4, so the curtains were always drawn. Usually, you have a nice view of the sea from the Steakhouse. But as I said, the food and service was very good. - Most (like 98%) of the movies offered in your room on Demand, were free!! The Sunrise looks great. My wife and I were in 8428 Aft Balcony and it was great. You could see some wear still , but the room, balcony and view was great. I think my comments are coming across as mainly negative, but I know I take for grated a lot of the great things that are on every Carnival cruise ship. As I mentioned...loved the 2 week cruise, but there were a few things (Theater and Comedy Club) that I wish was back to the original way.
  13. Here are a few pics of the locks. I also put in a pic of the map onboard.
  14. I do have a few. The Panama Canal really would have been better if I had bought the video that Carnival provided. The first set of photos will be from the ships and vessels that where around before we went through the locks. Its very boring if you dont care about the canals history.
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