Glad I found this site... maybe you guys can help me out.
In September 2019, It will be our 20th anniversary. She THINKS I only have a trip to the beach planned. But no, I have a cruse to Bermuda already booked up. Im doing all the planning pretty much on my own. I got a flight booked, transfer service scheduled, and even a shore excursion planned. Im doing it solo because I want it to be a surprise for her that Ill reveal a week or two before we go.
With this being our first cruise, I had some questions. We are going to be on the Carnival Breeze by the way.
1 - Our trip makes a stop at the Grand Turk where I have already booked a entry level snorkeling excursion. But Im not sure how I am going to find where to go for the excursion once we dock at grand turk.
2 - Whats the point of having a "dining time"? I was under the impression you could eat 24/7 as much as you wanted to on a cruise (aside from obvious signature dining locations). Part of a cruise was staying stuffed with food all the time right? 😃 Am I wrong in thinking that you can eat at any of the included diners anytime, and as often, as you would like?
3 - Are there Ice machines that you can get access to or like a mini fridge in the rooms? Just thinking about being out on the balcony (we have an aft balcony room) and getting thirsty.
4- Room service is....really free? First time cruiser so I honestly dont know. So If I want some food or a sweet treat at 9PM I just call room service and they bring it to me all included? This seems so foreign to me since normally not only do you pay for the food they bring, but you also pay for the service of them bringing it to you.
5 - How is luggage handled? When we get off the plane with our bags, we find the transfer service. But what then? Im sure they will let us know but figured I would ask. Do we carry our bags to our room right away or do they have some kind of service like an airport that does it for you or what?
Sorry to be so ignorant. Ive been researching so much on the internet regarding cruises. Watched countless youtube videos and read even more websites. I still have 9 months before we depart but Im the type that likes to have his ducks in a row as early as possible.
I appreciate all the help. Im gonna prod around on this site to see if I can find some answers in previous posts here.