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luv2cruise2thebeach

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About luv2cruise2thebeach

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    Tampa, FL
  • Interests
    Beaches, Casinos
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. I hate to hijack this topic, but we are booked on the Fascination in September because we wanted to see all of the ports. With the ship leaving San Juan at 6 pm, what time does boarding begin? Are you still able to have lunch on the Lido like you would with U.S. 4 pm departures?
  2. We are trying to decide which beach to head to on our September stop in St. Thomas. We are the only ship in port that day on the Carnival Fascination and will be there from 7-5. The ship only holds 2,000 passengers so I can't imagine crowds being an issue. Just need a nice soft sand beach and clear water. We aren't really looking to snorkel. Just looking to lay out on a lounger and soak up some sun. Which beach would be better for this?
  3. We are sailing on the Carnival Fascination September 22 out of San Juan. We arrive in San Juan the day before and need recommendations for a hotel that night. We would like to find a hotel that is beachfront and preferably within walking distance of a casino....Thanks
  4. It looks like we dock in Havensight and are the only ship in port for the day. I'm wondering how long a taxi ride would be to Sapphire from the port. And also wondering if we could take our own cooler to the beach. It looks like that is allowed at Magens Bay.
  5. My wife and I are on the Carnival Fascination in September and our first stop is St. Thomas. We have been to St. Thomas once before and went to Magen's Bay, which we found to be a nice beach. My question for all of you is that the best beach to go to if we just want a chair and some drinks and nice soft sand or is there something better? We are in port from 7 - 5 so we definitely have time for beach and then shopping. I am also wondering what time some of the beaches would open as well as the shops.
  6. We are booked on the Fascination and leave San Juan on September 22. I was curious, since the ship gets in early in the morning, but does not leave until 6 pm, what time do the boarding windows begin?
  7. I don't own a tux and will be on the Dream on NYE, however, I do plan on wearing a suit. If I had a tux I would wear it. It is NYE and you should do what you want. It's not unlike going to a party back home, wear what you want.
  8. Thank you for the assistance. It sounds like we will probably want to use advancecheckin or else we would need to lug our bags everywhere.
  9. We have a flight that doesn't leave until 5:20 and I am taking suggestions on what we can do to kill some time before we need to be at the airport. We plan to stay on the ship as long as possible. We will also have luggage, which I'm not sure where we could store it while we walk around NO.
  10. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your cruise. I am following along closely as I have less than 4 weeks now until I sail on the Dream.
  11. Any win in the casino is a good day. Thank you for the great review. On your next trip to the casino would you mind checking out the minimum for craps? Thank You.
  12. I second Stingray Sailing. The catamaran sail out to the sandbar is so nice an relaxing and Chip and his crew and very professional and know their stuff.
  13. We are going on the NYE cruise on the Dream on the same itinerary. If you have a chance can you check out table minimums at the craps tables?
  14. Thanks for the information. I would rather not do the Carnival excursion because it will be more expensive than booking directly through the vendor.
  15. We are stopping at Mahogany Bay on the Carnival Dream for a NYE cruise. We have decided to use this port as our day to just hang around close to the ship and just walk to Mahogany Beach. I saw that they had a zipline there, but can't seem to find prices on it. I also noticed the Carnival excursion for ziplining seems to go there. I don't want to book through the ship because it will be double the price. I always go directly through the vendor. Has anyone every experienced being able to do that at this stop?
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