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About lgdick54

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  1. "airplane mode" prevents your phone from trying to connect to cell tower which will rack up charges even if you're not using your phone. WiFi is an alternate way of connecting to a private network and would be used for the Hub app or using WhatsApp or other VOIP (voice over internet protocol). Personally I keep my phone on WiFi only as much as I can whether sailing or not. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  2. Get in early as you can at least the day before. So much to do. Take the ferry to the Bacardi distillery which is near where carnival docks. The distillery is known as the Cathedral of Rum. You can also explore old town San Juan with its restaurants the old fort. San Juan is one of our favorite ports! Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  3. Term used to be " when my ship comes in" now it's called Surge Pricing... Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  4. Awesome! Good location. Landry's (seafood) IHOP (breakfast) are close by. Check out a place call The Brick House Tavern which may be close in concept to that other venue you mentioned. Also a place called "The Spot". You're close to the convention center and San Luis Resort. So most places will be walkable. Enjoy Galveston, can be a fun city. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  5. We got a Havana cabana for 10/21, pretty much the only reason we've gone back to Carnival. Only had to book 18mths in advance. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  6. Moody gardens is west of downtown so not much around it except a small brewery. Would not consider that area walkable. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  7. The Strand area has some awesome bars & restaurants and even a confectioners. Most places are "eclectic" but in a fun way. Area is about 6 blocks long, 3 blocks wide but most hangout places are on The Strand itself. Other streets have several hotel options. The seawall area would be good to but is more mainstream/ commercial. It starts to get warm here (like above 35C) from middle May to early October so plan accordingly. We regularly have family coming in from the UK and Galvestion is always on their list. The Galvestion.com site mentioned will give you lots of info. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  8. Depending on your budget the San Luis Resort is on what we call the Seawall and across the street from the beach. The Tremont Hotel is near the port in an area called The Strand which is a Victorian area shopping district. Another area to look at is around Moody Gardens. There are more budget friendly options, but if you stay close to any of these it'll work as a good base to explore the area. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  9. Unless another storm stalls over the island you'll be fine. You didn't mention your route to the port but suggest you avoid Harborside drive if there is any kind of rain. Cruising during the peak of hurricane season is risky anywhere along the gulf coast. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  10. Yep, news flash! Galveston floods, especially Harborside drive. It'll drain quick enough if yall just wait til it receeds. Highly likely to flood again next weekend. Turn Around, Don't Drown! Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  11. Before the storm there was a CVS that sold wine/liqour. Cross the street, turn left maybe 10min walk. Don't know if store is still there. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  12. 90 days prior you can select a check-in time from your cruise manager. Arrive during that 1/2hr time slot and check in at the counter then board the boat. Arrive before or after your time slot may cause a delay in boarding. The boarding pass youre given will then act as your s&s card til your cabin is ready approx 1:30 pm. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
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