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  1. 2 hours ago, Stinger-pr said:

    Yeah, now I remember! Not really a beach a lot of locals frequent due to safety issues. It's been said to be great for those who are into looking for sea glass, though. How enjoyable the "beach" is is very dependent on how good or bad the surf is that day. Yes, there is some sandy area but most of the bottom is rocky. About safety... The beach sits at a much lower level than the street alongside it. Visibility to persons above is almost none unless you're near at the edge of the small cliff looking down and there's no lifeguards or police at the beach and sometimes there are folks up to no good roaming around so if you decide to go there, be very aware of your surroundings. If you want some advise, walk a bit further to Escambron beach. Much better beach and safer.

    That's exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you so much. We'll continue on to escambron.


  2. 23 minutes ago, alfaeric said:

    It's the small beach right in front of the capitol building.  We've only been there once, briefly.  It's very walkable from the cruise ports, but it's a pretty small beach.  No real opinion of it....

    I'm glad to hear it's walkable from the pier. Can you speak to safety? It seems a little hidden.


  3. 41 minutes ago, Stinger-pr said:

    Can you give a little more info or check the name of this beach? I am local but I don't seem to recognize the name. Closest thing I can mention is Peña Blanca and that is literally on the other side of the island, about a two hour drive away.

    To back up alfaeric, it is the small beach down a steep set of stairs behind El capitolio.


  4. I really wish Carnival would add a package like that. We'll be on our first RCI cruise in January (only sailed Carnival up till now), and from my research, that's one area RC is going to beat Carnival for me. Bubbles is great, but a package between Cheers and Bubbles for non-alcoholic drinkers would be awesome!


  5. From my understanding from asking several questions about the Pride and Baltimore exclusively, everything is usually about an hour behind the other ports. I've also read on here that they won't let you park until nearly 3/4 of the previous cruise has left the parking lot and the police make you circle the parking lot until they clear you to park. My husband and I are on the Pride in November. You might want to limit your search on here to posts about the Pride. I'd just hate for you to have stress related to the port situation and getting there too early. I'd also hate for you not to get full advantage of your FTTF. I'll try to find some previous threads relating to this for you if I can.


  6. On 8/11/2019 at 9:31 PM, mkbonfardine said:

    We are going to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Kitts. I will definitely start researching some things. Thank you!

    My husband and I rented a car on our own in St. Thomas and drove to Magens Bay. That was in 2010, and the rental office was just outside the port area. Very easy process. But be sure to book the car in the name of the person who will be most comfortable driving in very mountainous terrain and on the left side of the road. Found that out the hard way!

     

    Going to Barbados in November. Planning to either walk or get a taxi on our own to and from either Brandon's beach or one of the beach clubs on Carlisle Bay. Theivery is a problem according to the state department website, but we're willing to chance it.

     

    Planning to either walk or ride the water taxi to Holland House on great Bay beach in St. Maarten.

     

    We've booked an excursion through the cruise line in St. Kitts. I did this because I've read there's a lot of people trying to get you to hold monkeys and then make you pay them for the privilege. I think it will be an issue on the excursion, but figure I at least have some recourse if I'm bothered to the point of not being able to enjoy myself. We're also considering walking to Palm Court Gardens on our own after the excursion.

     

    I'll add that, up until this cruise, we've rarely gone off on our own. From now on, that's what we plan to do. I think research is the key for being comfortable with striking out on your own.

     

    You'll enjoy whatever you decide!


  7. I can't say with any certainty because I don't cruise until November (and we are doing Chef's Table), but I have read that the menu changes yearly. So if what I have read on here is correct, the menu should be different than 2017. I hope that helps a little!


  8. 2 hours ago, 2xsin12mths said:

    Thanks everyone for your responses....I'm starting to feel better. I also CANNOT for the life of me figure out why anyone would not want to go on a free cruise. Who would be on the fence over this????

    The "surprise" is at Christmas(and no, I will not do this way again) and the cruise is not till next May 2020. We are on Pride out of Baltimore so we can all drive to the port. AND we are going to 1/2 moon AND I rented 2 cabanas. Sigh...these kids don't deserve this.....me, hubby and Alchemy from now on:classic_biggrin:

    Speaking from personal experience with my Mom regarding this exact thing ("I don't think I could do a cruise because of my anxiety"), they should substitute "anxiety" for "control." That's what it comes down to. This will be the rule and not the exception in your dealings with future SIL. And, I'd venture to say, if you think back, this isn't the first example of it. I'm sure you'll enjoy the cruise more without him, but I sure hope you don't lose much money! And ignore the snarky comment about it being about the giver and not the receiver. Not true, but who cares anyway? Some people can't enjoy anything unless it was their idea and they're in charge. Run from those people.


  9. I'm trying to imagine a world in which someone, anyone, particularly someone I care about (family), being willing to book and pay for a cruise for me, let alone my entire family, and me not wanting to go or turning it down or "changing my mind." Ya'll who do it are saints, and if you need new family members, I'm nominating myself!


  10. I got an upgrade offer yesterday. First off, let me say, I got a really good deal on my current inside porthole cabin. Anyway, the upgrade Fairy offered me an ocean view for $405 more. I did a mock booking. The upgrade only saved me $25 over the current oceanview rate.

     

    My question is, are there actual upgrade offers that are really good deals? Or are they generally just a few dollars off what you would've gotten if you'd just booked that upgraded category in the first place?


  11. 10 hours ago, RandomUser123 said:

    Is FTTF worth it on Carnival Pride if I already have a 12:30 check in time. Seems like at best I get on the ship 30 mins earlier with it. I do not really care when I disembark when the cruise ends. 

    I'm not the best person to answer you, but since no one else is, I'll try my best. I've not sailed the Pride or out of Baltimore or had FTTF, but I think, from answers to questions I've asked and answers I've seen given, the point would be about your room being ready early. Apparently, Pride rooms aren't usually released for occupancy until 2:30 or after. So, without FTTF, you'll be roaming around ship with your carry-on until at least 2:30. With FTTF, you'd be paying extra for your room to be ready as soon as you board. So check-in time is not related to room ready time. FTTF (or suite or Platinum/Diamond) speeds up your room being ready and, supposedly, your luggage delivery. Among other things, but again, I'm not an expert. Hope that helps.


  12. 2 hours ago, MD VBMom said:

    We just booked Pride departing on August 4.  (We haven't been on Carnival in 10-12 years.)  A question about this scheduled arrival time:  I assume since we booked so late, this is the reason we were assigned a 2:30-3pm check in time.  What time is a good time to arrive to the port--should we plan to arrive at 2:30? Or is there a chance (if there is not a line) that we could board before 2:30pm? Also, would it make sense to carry on our bags rather than checking them with a porter since we should be able to access our cabin when we get on the ship?  Thanks for any input!

    I asked about this on another thread. The general consensus was that taking on all your luggage would be just fine in Baltimore after 2:30. My husband and I plan to do so. Enjoy your cruise!


  13. 4 hours ago, Just getting started said:

    I think if I get to the library to use a computer I'll be able to see it. I signed up for airtable, anyway. Your link at least got me that far. My phone is so old I don't have enough space to download the airtable app. So thanks! I think I'll eventually be able to see this now!


  14. 1 hour ago, Jamericannn said:

    The link does not work for me. Anyone have an updated link?

     

    1 hour ago, Just getting started said:

    Try messaging John Heald via Facebook.

    Same problem. Link won't work for me. And I don't have Facebook. If someone could be so kind as to look up the CD on the Pride on the 11/3/19 Journeys cruise, I would really appreciate it!

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