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About alphakitty

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  • Location
    Rhode Island
  • Interests
    Cruising, reading, swimming
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    I don't have a favorite
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Eastern Caribbean and/or Bermuda
  1. It might have something to do with this? http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/23/americas/haiti-prison-escape/index.html Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    The gorgeous beaches of the BVI

    Thanks for the update CTGen. Hubby and I are considering this trip to Brewer's Bay on our own on our Escape cruise in a few weeks. Can you confirm the taxi was $8.00 pp each way? I've seen some links with much higher rates at $20-$25 pp.
  3. I'm glad to read this, but if the UDP is limited to ONE a day, then this would be it? Can I, for example, have lunch in Margaritaville and then have dinner at Le Bistro?
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    Should I book guarantee cabin/ escape?

    I often book gty and really don't care at all about where we are on the ship. I've always been happy with our locations and saved lots of $$$$. To each their own. :)
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    New A La Carte Specialty Dining

    For some this will be a good thing, and for others it won't be. You might actually save a few bucks. We have UDP on an upcoming Escape cruise, so glad that won't be affected.
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    Carnival Vista - 3 day CTN CANCELLED

    [quote name='falkcor']thanks for the clarification. could it be in any way related to the following court case? this is what makes the most sense so far: [URL]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27924754/Bimini.pdf[/URL][/quote] Skimmed the document and yep, this seems to hit the nail on the head. Seems the Bimini line didn't think it was fair to no allow them to do cruises to nowhere while the major cruise lines could. It is more about the crew and the INA. [I]Immigration and Nationality Act[/I] ([I]INA[/I]).
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    Carnival Vista - 3 day CTN CANCELLED

    Is it really a change or perhaps just an enforcement of the PVSA already in place? It is my understanding that ships are supposed to visit a foreign port when they leave from and return to the US?
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    Room service and to go food

    [quote name='SAILPRO']There will be 'food police' to make sure that everyone finish all the BBQ, hot dog, pastry, and etc. before they can leave. :rolleyes:[/quote] Washy washy crew on the way in and blocky blocky crew on the way out! :D
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    Room service and to go food

    Waiter in specialty restaurant: "Would you like dessert?" Me: "Yes, please, but I'm so full, please package it to go and I'll have it later." "Sorry, but we can't do that" Me: "Ok, I'll just sit here for an hour or so until I can eat it"
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    Carnival Dining Room Shows - Yay or Nay?

    I think it is fun for new cruisers. I don't care either way, so I say keep things the way it is, too many changes anyway.
  11. I've seen posts from others getting off today that they are being told the ship will be going to the Bahamas. Bermuda is off the itinerary.
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    Does medicine have to stay in its original bottles?

    No, it does not. Not for the cruise lines or for the TSA. I've always used my daily med minder and have never had an issue. Contrary to popular belief: "TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which passengers need to comply." http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/09/tsa-travel-tips-tuesday-traveling-with.html
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    The King And Queen Of The Chair Hogs!

    That's true, but sometimes Karma is just too slow! :)
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    We did Halloween on the Dawn last year. The crew did a great dance number to Thriller at the start of the party. There was a costume contest also and lots of people in some amazing costumes. They also decorated the buffet with many Halloween chocolate displays. It was a lot of fun. :)
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    Breakaway Drownings?

    Please, please take a moment to read this and educate yourselves: [URL]http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/[/URL] And this: [URL]https://www.facebook.com/notes/mario-vittone-maritime-risk-consulting/on-being-perfect-or-not/641672605863279[/URL]