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  1. Another tip is to be careful when getting change. Some times they'll give you change in local currency and if your not familiar with the local currency they may be short changing you. I think it's Roatan if I'm not mistaken that will not take any crumpled or torn bills.
  2. Looking the AT&T coverage map you should be good.
  3. We take you to an exclusive behind the scenes look into the RCCL I.T. Department.
  4. Yep your right there it is. I didn't zoom in far enough on the first one to see it. Shame about the view though, that would be awesome.
  5. Sorry no. Would be nice if they had a roof top bar or something, but your only a few blocks away from the pier.
  6. It's located at the corner of 25th Street and Strand Street Just across Harborside Dr from the terminals. Strand Street or better know as the Strand is the major street there in Galveston with lots of shops and restaurants. It's a short 5 min walk from the cruise terminals to the Cruise Stop. You can search for their FB page as they currently do not have a website set up.
  7. Would love to do a NatGeo cruise with Lindblad one day if I could. I know its not one of the mainstream cruise lines but they do offer unique destinations.
  8. From a review from May last year. https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=621768 6707 And a previous thread regarding the obstructed cabins.
  9. Being mobility challenged myself I don't see a dedicated elevator being a solution. Just imagine the line of people with wheelchairs and scooters along with those with walkers, rollators and canes along with their companions waiting for that one elevator. Imagine what would happen if one or more of these people that are lined up waiting decided to get on one of the other elevators. In my opinion (for what that's worth) the problem boils down to people and their lack of understanding on the proper etiquette for elevators. I'm betting the majority of those who force their way in front of people and the other rude behavior mentioned here don't deal with elevators on a regular basis so have no idea that they're acting improperly. Of course in today's me first society you'll always have those that believe their time is more valuable then yours and they should be first. This goes both ways for able bodied along with those who require the assistance of a mobility device. What I've learned in my limited cruise experience is, Boarding day. Don't head for the first set of elevators as you walk on to the ship. Instead go to the second set either aft or forward. Plan accordingly if you suspect a crowd. If you know there will be a crowd at the elevators right after the show lets out, kick back and relax, have another drink and wait a bit before heading out to let the crowd thin out a bit. If you come to a bank of elevators and you see everyone waiting to go up, hit the down button. Get on go down one deck then press the button to your desired deck. Or visa versa. I've done this many times and love the look of the faces of those waiting on the original deck as they see me in the elevator by myself (priceless). Jim.
  10. Rereading the OP's post's and I'm not seeing anywhere where they stated that they were specifically told by the TA that they were being charged a "change fee" just that they were being charged an additional $600.00.
  11. I may be mistaken but isn't the deposit for a two bedroom suite more that a JS?
  12. Room service? Enjoy a relaxed dinner on you balcony while watching the sites sail by.
  13. Looking at the deck plans cabin 6650 is just aft of the mens room on deck 5 so I don't think you would get much noise coming up from the R Bar. You'll actually be closer to the entrance to the main dinning room on deck 5 then you will the R Bar. On the deck plans Look at the location of the cabin in relation to the stairs then look at that same position on deck 5. The blue box is the approximate location of cabin 6650 in relation to deck 5. Cabin 7668 is a little further back from the stairs and elevator then 6650 is. If it were me and I had to make a choice between only those two cabins, personally I would go with 7668. Jim.
  14. Carnival calls their daily schedule "Fun Times" which as mentioned will be delivered to your cabin each day. For an example of what is included in the Fun Times here is a thread from the Vista for a 7 night out of Galveston.
  15. With a price of $43.00 a day for the deluxe package (which is the lowest I've seen it drop to my sailing in Aug. is still at $52.00 pd) I would say is a good deal. At $43 per day that's actually $50.74 with the added 18% gratuity. Multiply that by 7 days and the total cost would be $355.18. The average cost for a cocktail and or glass of wine is between $10 - $13 plus the 18% gratuity. So for example let's say you had two cocktails during the day and two glasses of wine for dinner, at an average of $12 per drink that would equal a total of $56.64 per day, at seven days that would bring the grand total to $396.48 so you would come out ahead by $41.30 based just on the cocktails and wine. Include the specialty coffee or soda and bottle water you'd come out even further ahead. You can always book the package and if you decide down the line you would rather not and just pay as you go you can always cancel as long as its prior to three days before the cruise. Jim.
  16. Q Are there restrictions for pools, water slides, and Flowrider®? A Pools No diving, running or horseplay Use handrails and stairways to enter and exit the pool No glassware or food allowed in pool area Children must be supervised by an adult at all times Complimentary swim vests are available in three sizes for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Swim vests can be picked up and returned near the towel station and are only intended for use onboard. Licensed lifeguards will be monitoring the pools during specified pool hours. Due to public health regulations, children in diapers, swim diapers, pull-ups, or who are not completely toilet trained are not allowed in the pools, and whirlpool. H2O Zone℠ Due to public health regulations, children in diapers, swim diapers, pull-ups, or who are not completely toilet trained are not allowed in the H2O Zone. Flowrider® Height Restrictions: Guests must be at least 52" to boogie board and at least 58" to stand up surf Riptide℠ Height Restrictions: 42" minimum (42” minimum for the purple slide and 45” minimum for the yellow slide on Liberty of the Seas®) Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum Splashaway Bay℠ Height Restrictions: 42" minimum (42” minimum for the purple slide and 45” minimum for the yellow slide on Liberty of the Seas®) Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum The Perfect Storm℠ Waterslides (Typhoon℠, Cyclone℠ and Supercell℠) Height Restrictions: 48" minimum Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum (220 lbs. maximum for Typhoon℠ and 250 lbs. maximum for Cyclone℠ on Adventure of the Seas®) The Blaster℠ Height Restrictions: 45" minimum (guests under 48" must ride with an adult) Weight Restrictions: 400 lbs. maximum per raft (2 people) Tidal Wave℠ Boomerang Slide Height Restrictions: 52" minimum Weight Restrictions: 100 lbs. individual minimum, 280 lbs. individual maximum 200 lbs. total minimum, 450 lbs. total weight maximum * Hours vary by day and ship. ** Activities and experiences vary by ship.
  17. Q Are there restrictions for pools, water slides, and Flowrider®? A Pools No diving, running or horseplay Use handrails and stairways to enter and exit the pool No glassware or food allowed in pool area Children must be supervised by an adult at all times Complimentary swim vests are available in three sizes for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Swim vests can be picked up and returned near the towel station and are only intended for use onboard. Licensed lifeguards will be monitoring the pools during specified pool hours. Due to public health regulations, children in diapers, swim diapers, pull-ups, or who are not completely toilet trained are not allowed in the pools, and whirlpool. H2O Zone℠ Due to public health regulations, children in diapers, swim diapers, pull-ups, or who are not completely toilet trained are not allowed in the H2O Zone. Flowrider® Height Restrictions: Guests must be at least 52" to boogie board and at least 58" to stand up surf Riptide℠ Height Restrictions: 42" minimum (42” minimum for the purple slide and 45” minimum for the yellow slide on Liberty of the Seas®) Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum Splashaway Bay℠ Height Restrictions: 42" minimum (42” minimum for the purple slide and 45” minimum for the yellow slide on Liberty of the Seas®) Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum The Perfect Storm℠ Waterslides (Typhoon℠, Cyclone℠ and Supercell℠) Height Restrictions: 48" minimum Weight Restrictions: 300 lbs. maximum (220 lbs. maximum for Typhoon℠ and 250 lbs. maximum for Cyclone℠ on Adventure of the Seas®) The Blaster℠ Height Restrictions: 45" minimum (guests under 48" must ride with an adult) Weight Restrictions: 400 lbs. maximum per raft (2 people) Tidal Wave℠ Boomerang Slide Height Restrictions: 52" minimum Weight Restrictions: 100 lbs. individual minimum, 280 lbs. individual maximum 200 lbs. total minimum, 450 lbs. total weight maximum * Hours vary by day and ship. ** Activities and experiences vary by ship.
  18. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/qualifications-special-pricing
  19. Yes for the on board delivery the charge for a 24 pack of 1 liter bottles is $82.00 You are also allowed to bring your own when boarding. Guests may also bring non-alcoholic beverages as carry-on items on boarding day. Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom.
  20. Found this interesting today while doing some perusing on the internet. Cruise Ships Inspection Score Search Result List shows each ship and their most current green sheet score from January 2018 to present with past scores the current report and corrective report. Not trying to stir any pots just thought it was interesting and thought others may as well. Kind of like looking up the most current health score of your favorite restaurant. You can change the search parameters to search other cruise lines as well.
  21. Welcome to Cruise Critic Here is a previous thread in regards to which ships have Pickle ball. Looking at a recent cruise compass for the Freedom it was not listed, only basketball, soccer, volleyball and dodgeball.
  22. Yes the package is available for use the minute you step on board. 👍
  23. Another quick tip as far as keeping up your water intake. Don't be afraid to bring your Yeti or Rtic tumblers along with you. Also not available everywhere you'll have to look to find where they serve it on your specific ship but they should have PowerAid Zero for purchase. For those on Liberty of the Seas it's available at Ben & Jerry's.
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