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  1. Ship - Carnival Dream Deck - 8 and 6 Stateroom # - 8242 and 6391 with 8242 being mine and Husbands room Stateroom Category – 8D-8B Starboard or Port Side - I have no idea and have no idea what this means? Any info about this room would be appropriated. Especially would appreciate knowing how far apart these rooms are and if they’re quiet rooms.
  2. Thank You Bookbug53 , I’ll have to do some research for our next trip about AARP and buying gift cards through them. I do realize that We can buy it cheaper online before We go. I was hoping to do the gift cards for 10% off and then buy it online for another 10% off LOL! This is a Medical trip that ends in a cruise so We’re just trying to save money anywhere We can. We should’ve been more prepared but had testing etc to do and just ran out of time. I’ll be more prepared if We ever go on another cruise. Lol 😂
  3. Thank You Joepeka. I was reading how some people got a 10% discount when they purchased their cards. Just so I know in the future, where are they purchasing them?
  4. Hi! We leave for our first cruise Monday morning. We want to buy the Cheers program but need to save as much money as We can. I was reading how You could save 10% if You buy and use gift cards. What stores can You buy the 10% off gift cards at? I would need to go physically buy the gift card today so I can load it in our account today and buy the Cheers program today. Is this possible or am I out of luck? Please let me know which stores offer the gift cards for 10% off. Thank You so much in advance
  5. Hi there! I’m new to this board. We’ve never went on a cruise before. The only type of cruise I’ve been on is a dinner cruise which I got sooo sick on but I read the big cruise boats are different and won’t make people as sick. My husband and I are thinking about taking our three 19 year olds on a cruise in Aug. It would leave out of Galveston and would be a 5 day cruise to Mexico. I’ll be honest and say We will be booking the cheapest cruise that they have because I have Cancer and because of that our budget right now is really really really tight. We didn’t really think We could even go on a vacation anytime soon so We can’t be picky. We thought We would have our three 19 year olds in one room and My husband and I in another room. If the budget allows We will upgrade mine and my husbands room to a ocean view. My question is on if it’s possible to get a free upgrade room to a balcony or is that unheard of? Also should We pick our own rooms or allow them to pick the rooms? Does the rooms have to be picked at the time of booking? I was looking at taking advantage of the Cycber Monday deal but because I’ve never been on a cruise and I’ve never priced them before I have no idea if this is actually a good deal. I just know IF this is going to be possible then We have to find the very best deal that We can find and save as much money as We can. Are are the lowest rate room or ocean view completely awful? Do you have access to the same food etc even though the room rates are lower? Any hints or tips to save money on the cost or to get a free upgrade. One last question is a 5 day cruise plenty of time or does it feel more like 3 days because the first day is a wash and so is the last day? Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it!
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