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  1. I received my email confirmation with my OBC and deposits moved to a new booking from a cancellation but when I checked Carnivals website with my booking the OBC does not show. Before I call my PVP  has anyone else noticed this as well? I am sure it will be honored since I have the email.

  2. 7 hours ago, firefly333 said:

    Could be previously you had booked a reduced deposit offer is why you had to now pay 100 to get to 500 deposit for 2 people.

    No the deposit was only$250 I can't really figure it out. Our deposit on our April Mardi Gras cruise was $250 which was cancelled. The deposit for our November cruise was $150 which was cancelled. So Carnival had $400 but still wanted the $100.00 to book the new cruise. $250 seems to be in limbo. I booked the new cruise reduced deposit 2 for 1.

  3. We had our April Mardi Gras cruise cancelled. Called our PVP to rebook for Thanksgiving 2021 on the Mardi Gras. We had $400 on the April cruise $150 was from a cancellation from November to rebook I had to put another $100 down to make the $250 deposit and the rest would be applied to the balance . Didn't really make sense but that's what it was. I did receive the $600 OBC . Still waiting for all this to show on my booking. We also had received the free cheers offer but would of actually cost another $1,200 . 

  4. 2 hours ago, cellfree said:

    Livingthedream1, were you a four or five day cruise and if so do you expect your cruise now departing Port of Miami to be the same number of nights? I did not think that was clear in the email I got from Carnival. 

    We are on a five day. It should leave on Monday and return on Saturday. I would hope it would be the same amount

    of nights. 

  5. We are booked on the November 23rd sailing. The email we received stated our cruise would now operate

    from the Port of Miami on a sailing within 2 to 7 days of original departure. Our stateroom assignment  will remain the same.

    We would also receive a $100 OBC . Hoping the dates do not change due to this being Thanksgiving break for us. We should know by August 23rd. 

  6. I also voted for the Destiny class . We really enjoyed  our cruise on the  Sunrise . We liked the Red Frog Pub Venue and the extra

    food outlets. And it was our first Spa cabin experience. I am hooked on Spa cabins but they have to have the Thermal suites.

    Before that I would have said the Liberty. We are booked on the Mardi Gras for April cant wait to try the therapy pool. l

  7. You will need a Spa pass to go into the Thermal suites. Some one here had said there was a small coed

    sauna I did not see this when we were on her in November but we had a spa cabin so didn't look for one either.

    The gym is a decent size and there is a small free weight area with dumb bells. Not sure about the pools

    thinking maybe it was like open till 10.


  8. On the Sunrise over Thanksgiving we were given both  Elemis shampoo and body wash in the dispensers but we also  had 

    miniatures bottles one of each shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturizer. From the spa we received a body scrub

    it was pre made  and handed to us the first or second day . 

  9. On 12/6/2019 at 1:10 PM, mexicobob said:

    Thank you for the information. Sounds like a good cabin. Am considering the first cruise for the Carnival Radiance after it comes out of being transformed from Carnival Victory. 

    We really enjoyed our Spa cabin on the Sunrise it did not have the therapy  pool but it did have 3 different Sauna/steam 

    rooms and the hot stone loungers which we really enjoyed. If it is  set up like the Sunrise only Spa cabins and Spa Pass have access so very few people were using the amenities. We also really like the location of these cabins easy access to everything. 

  10. We really enjoyed this cruise it was myself, husband, 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend. This was my 17th Carnival cruise. 

    We were on the 10th deck with Spa cabins and we really enjoyed the access to the spa area especially since you can only have access to the 

    steam rooms and sauna area with either a spa pass or room access. Which made for very few people there. Nice and relaxing. We did not

    take part in any of the other spa perks figured they would turn into a high pressure sales thing. 

       The ship was very nice I really liked the world theme as I called it with the map on the ceiling in the atrium area.  We thought the ship was

     clean. Did it show some of its age yes but nothing to bother us. My daughter and her boyfriend did the rope course they thought it was fun.

    We would have but it was windy that day and we had already partaken with a few cocktails having the Cheers program you know how that goes. 

        Now for the food overall it was good. We ate in the dining room twice for dinner and I thought the service has become quicker it only took

    an hour for us to eat this time. Food was OK nothing to rave about.  We ate in the steakhouse twice and it was good. We did the Table art for 

    dessert one night its like others have said presentation is nice but just OK to actually eat. We also ate at the Italian Restaurant one night and here 

    is where  I would say the food could of been better. We actually had reserved this for two nights but canceled after the first night we ate there. It 

    was very underwhelming and that we paid extra for it made it even more so. 

     For breakfast we discovered the Guys breakfast burger on the second day and enjoyed this so much I think we ate this 3 times.

    We also tried the Lucky Bowl for breakfast but did not care for it. The food was cold and just not good. However  I really enjoyed the 

    lunch options for the Lucky Bowl. We also ate at the Brunch and I always  have high expectations for this and I come away disappointed .

     We do not do buffets so I have no comments on the food for that. The lines did not seem any longer then any other ship I have been on.

    As others have mentioned there are some tight areas in and  around the buffet area where the drink stations have been placed.  We tend to 

    avoid the crowds and pick off times to eat as best as we can. 

       We really enjoyed the new added on Red Frog Pub area.  We also saw two comedy shows and we found these easily they have signs up 

    now showing you where to go. We didn't have problems getting a seat and maybe arrived 20 minutes before the show.  The atrium Motown

    with the cruise director was fun as always. I thought the Flying Scottish man was one of the best cruise directors we have seen and

    very talented.  We also saw two shows and didn't have any issues finding seats. The shows were ok.

        We really didn't have any issues navigating the ship maybe its where we were located everything was very easy for us to get to.

     The casino was ok we really didn't notice the smoke as others have mentioned and we are all non smokers. We did notice  that  there were

    areas that were hot and some were cold. My only complaint was our room did seem hot the whole cruise and the comedy club as well.

       For the itinerary my advice for Jamaica would be to book a excursions unless you liked to  be harassed as you are trying to walk. We did not 

    book one having already being here a few years back.  Grand Cayman is ok we just walked around a bit has have been here a few times also.

    I am one of those that doesn't really book a cruise based on ports any more as having done them numerous times now.   

       If your thinking about trying the Sunrise I would say go for it. Do not put to much into the negative reviews. From what I have read 

    a lot of the negative things are about the people on the ship we really didn't experience any of this and I will say I was a little concerned about this

    when I knew the ship was basically full.  We did have some issues with children running in the hallways at night which surprised me because from

    what others have said usually the Spa area is quite. I would go back on the Sunrise again in fact have been looking but all the Spa cabins are sold out

    for the dates I am looking.

       One more thing my daughter and I are both Platinum we were invited to the Platinum party neither of us attended the invitation was 

    not extended to others. We both received the luggage tag and I am not sure why but I received a $40 off offer for an excursion she did not. 

     Thats it for now. Happy sailing!




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