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  1. I didn’t even think about doing that. Thanks!
  2. We have our first cruise booked for about a month from now in December. We are also wanting to book a second cruise for this summer (will be with other family). From what I have read, Carnival has a discount for a future sailing once you are on board the ship, called “Welcome Home.” I’m anxious to book our next cruise, but I’m trying to figure out if I should go ahead and book using the current promotions, or wait until we are onboard in December? In your experience, are those deals much better than what I can get now? According to to the carnival website, the welcome home promo includes: Early Saver rates including Price Protection, 50% off deposit, Two category upgrade (excluding suites), Up to $50 USD per stateroom Onboard Credit. That sounds pretty much exactly like the deals carnival currently has on the website for VIFP members. I’m trying to figure out if the deals will be even better once onboard... Thanks!
  3. Ok, that is very helpful. Thank you! I couldn’t find any video room tours on YouTube where someone had the third bed down or set up. From the pictures it looks like you can even have the lower bed set up as a queen if you want to.
  4. I have never cruised with Princess before and we are thinking cruising to Alaska on the Ruby Princess this summer. There will be three of us in the cabin and I was thinking about booking a balcony cabin (I don’t think I can afford anything bigger). My son is the third guest and he is 15 years old. My question is, where does the third person sleep in the balcony cabins? I am used to the carnival balcony cabins with the couch and these rooms look smaller. The Princess website said something about a rollaway bed, but I don’t even see room for a rollaway bed. Am I missing something? Anybody have any pictures of a balcony cabin with the third bed? Thanks for your help!
  5. For those of you that check your luggage the night before and then eat breakfast and take your time, I have a question...Do you keep a small carry on in the room with you? If so, what do you do with the carry on when you are eating breakfast? Do they let you take luggage into the MDR? What other breakfast options are open on the last day? Thus is our first cruise. Thanks!
  6. Our family plans on doing some swimming snorkeling at three different ports while on our Caribbean cruise later this year. I have been trying to figure out how to protect our cash, credit card, S&S cards, and possibly even my phone while we are all in the water. I’m worried if we just leave it all in our backpacks unattended, it may get taken. We may go to a site or two that doesn’t have facilities or lockers for rent. 1. Has anybody ever tried to swim or snorkel with a waterproof belt bag such s this one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B8G5Z7F/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A307XX0IS50NV4&psc=1 2. What are other ways I could keep these items safe if there are no lockers available?
  7. Hi, I understand most of the carnival ships have a couple hanging areas in the closet. I was wondering if a hanging sweater organizer would fit in one the hanging areas? They are like a hanging shoe organizer, just wider (12x12), I wasn’t sure how wide the hanging areas in the closet were.. We will be on the Vista if that matters. like this one... https://www.amazon.com/MustQ-6-Shelf-Hanging-Closet-Organizer/dp/B07DN87BCZ/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=1PF50K80J0T20&keywords=sweater+organizer+for+closet&qid=1564164253&s=gateway&sprefix=Sweater+orga%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1 thanks!
  8. Does anybody know if they sell a limited number of the seven day spa passes? I was just trying to decide if I should book the spa now, or just wait until a few days before we go on the Cruise?
  9. Thanks for the info. I thought about just changing to a spa room, but there doesn’t seem to be any more available for our cruise.
  10. Anyone ever tried the Spa on Vista? I am trying to decide if I want to add a one day or seven day pass... 1. Is there only one shower? In all the videos they show just one shower, but I am assuming there are more? 2. Does the spa pass ever go on sale? 3. Does the spa get crowded? One of the reasons I want to try it is to relax in a hot tub without it being too crowded.
  11. I can confirm that it works with carnival cruises booked through Expedia. Expedia pays Carnival directly and the charge shows up coming from carnival reservations. I already got my $75 back. Anyone know if it would work for booking cloud 9 spa packages or drink packages booked on carnival website? I know it’s not supposed to work, but that don’t mean it wouldn’t work. I have another Amex card with the same offer, but cruise is already paid off.
  12. I also went ahead and booked the Submarine in Cozumel. Do you remember how much time it took or about how much time you had left after it was over? We show to arrive at 7am and our sub excursion starts at 8:30am. It says it is two hours long, so we should done by 10:30am and the depart port time is 3:00pm. It seems I will have at least 3 hours extra and I was thinking about taking a taxi to a beach and eating lunch somewhere. But since this is my first cruise I wanted to make sure that would be feasible from somebody that has been on the submarine excursion or something similar... Also, if the depart port time shows 3pm on the website, how much sooner would we need to be back on the ship?
  13. Thanks for all the feedback. I will think we will just dress business casual and go ahead and eat in the dining room. I might bring one or two beach towels and then just plan on using theirs also. Thanks again!
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