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  1. From my personal experience they're all the same unless you're in a suite. I don't think they're THAT small, plenty of room to move around.
  2. It's 90 days, the exact date shows on your cruise manager on Carnival.com.
  3. No they can't, but I've been in that situation before and just set up a place to meet that's pretty easy and obvious, not a problem.
  4. We always buy a wine package, usually premium 5 bottle, on embarkation day. They have a couple tables around to buy them, maybe the atrium and the lido? You can see the current bottle list that way.
  5. I just noticed this notification on Carnival's website description of the Cheers program, so I think it also applies to non-Cheers drink purchases: Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to the guest folio when this program is used within US waters. The tax is based on the state's tax structure and the cost of the individual drink purchased (not the daily program rate). For example: if the drink price is $5 and the tax is 10%, the guest's Sail & Sign card will be charged $0.50 for tax. This applies to all US ports (embarkation home ports and ports-of-call).
  6. Any Spirit class ship is great! Feels less crowded and easy to get around. My favorite! You'll have a great time!
  7. Yes, we've sailed in February, it can be nice and sunny in LA, or it can be cold and rainy, check the weather a few days before. You probably will need long pants and a light jacket for first and last days, but shorts for all other days.
  8. I just read on the Carnival board that folks were charged sales tax on drinks in NY before sail away.
  9. Whenever we have purchased a wine package while still in port, the crew member wrote everything down on paper, then charged it to us after sail away.
  10. And we have been charged CA tax for drinks before leaving port on every cruise we've been on.
  11. Most of the couches are in pieces, the bottom is a single bed with removable back pieces they take away to make up the bed, they really aren't attached except by Velcro sometimes.
  12. I'm using a tablet and can see the expanded signature section below the +quote, maybe it's a set up thing?
  13. Yes, any drinks while still in port have had sales tax on them in our experience.
  14. They say it never rains in southern California, but it does, so saying that, the weather could be sunny and warm (70s) or it could be rainy and cold. One fun thing to do in Catalina is to rent a golf cart and drive around.
  15. You will have a good view from one of the outside QM decks. They are very close together, way back when, Carnival check-in was literally on the QM.
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