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Everything posted by beshears

  1. I do like to see the cruise reviews that people write, but I do not put pictures in them like others do, and that is nice when they do. πŸ™‚ I have cruised off/on over 25 years, and have written many reviews on each of these ships. We will be leaving on the Fascination next Sunday. I plan to write a review on it when I get back. πŸ™‚
  2. Since you ask about the "beds," I will make this suggestion, unless it has been changed. If for some reason, your mattress seems to be too hard, you can ask for an "egg crate," and they will put this on the bed to make it softer. I do like/love Carnivals beds. πŸ™‚
  3. This is just MY opinion. πŸ™‚ #2 would be the one I would choose. As for Amber it is fine. I do love San Juan, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos, and have been there more than once! πŸ™‚ I'm sure whatever itinerary you choose, you will like it.
  4. We are planning on making it just a little bit tour (Timothy Hill viewing) and Carmbola Beach in St. Kitts. Any points on how far this beach is from the port?
  5. We will be on the Carnival Fascination next week. We wanted to check out a beach as well in St. Thomas, and maybe Magens is the one we should do. Any idea the cost pp by Taxi for this? Is there a fee to use the beach? How about chairs/umbrella (we really don't have to have them), the cost?
  6. We are coming to St. Thomas next week. We have been there more than one time, and I understand St. John is not too far from there? What is the best way to check out St. John as we will be arriving at 7:00 and leaving at 5:00. I don't want to be stranded some place, and not have a way back "quickly." πŸ™‚
  7. After reading this, I was concerned about getting a Taxi as well. I have been to St. Thomas more than once, and really only wanted to go to Lindquist, Saphire, Magens, Secret Harbor or Emerald Beach. If you have been to one of these within the past year, can you give me an idea which would be the closest to the port? Also, my friend is disabled. Are there any vendors close by the dock, or is there quite a walk from the ship?
  8. Oh thank you for cluing me in on how the $28 Taxi price works. That does make sense. So if it is just the two of us coming/going, it would be $28 a piece each way, if I understand this right.? πŸ™‚
  9. When you say $28 per Taxi, is that for each person, and just one way? If so, that amount sounds strange compared to an even amount of money.πŸ™‚ Yes, if I cannot get to Romney Manor, I would like to check out some of the batik products at the port, if I can find out what the name of the place is there at the port.
  10. ABQrobin just made the suggestions for me. πŸ™‚ I always noticed that what we put in the refrigerator never seemed to get very cool. Then I found on CC the suggestion of leaving the cabinet door open some, and it works! πŸ™‚
  11. All I can say is just to "plan" on having a wonderful time on Carnival's Magic ship, as that is one of the ships I have cruised on as well. Carnival ships are known as the fun ships, or party ships. For us, we are older people, but still have a wonderful time on these ships without drinking, etc. like some people do. Some people can be very nit picky, but we are not that way. I believe that is why we always have a wonderful time on Carnival's ships. (I have cruised off/on over 25 years, doing several cruise lines, but within the past 10 years, it has been mainly Carnival. Part of that is because of the cost and itinerary. πŸ™‚ Actually we are leaving on the 31st of this month for our next cruise on Carnival. πŸ™‚
  12. I have not read all the responses, but I always go to the Pursers desk and pick up a few additional envelopes to leave cash in, on the last day of our cruise. When I say the "last day" of the cruise, the people that are taking care of us on the ship have no idea, if we will be tipping, and that is why I wait until the last day. Normally for us, we tip the wait staff in the MDR, but not the Matried-d, as has been suggested. We also tip our room steward which always seems to do a good job for us.
  13. Thank you for your input on St. Kitts, and suggestions as well. I would like to check out the Brimstone Hill Fortress, but I don't believe my friend would be able to do all those steps. Those pictures are beautiful as well. You mentioned Romney Manor, which I would love to see. Is that at the cruise port, or do we need to get a Taxi to take us to that as well?
  14. I had planned on getting a Taxi at the port, to take us to see Timothy Hill and to the beach. I just read, that it was advisable NOT to take a Taxi in St. Kitts, as they cannot be trusted, and that we need to have a tour guide? Is this true????
  15. I didn't have anything written down on what to see/do, and I have just got some "ideas", here right now, as we will be there in less than two weeks. πŸ™‚ I hope to get a Taxi for us two, and see Timothy Hill's view, and the Carambola beach in St. Kitts. If you can think of anything that doesn't cost much to see/do in St. Kitts, please advise.
  16. Thank you for giving me an input on what the cost at the Rock Grill and Pizza area might be.
  17. You will probably think this is funny/odd/strange, but when I describe it to people of what I have found, besides the people, etc., it reminds me of a Crayola Box with all it's vivid colors and the Piton mountains, with the beach right underneath the mountains. πŸ™‚
  18. Thank you for this info. This is very helpful, and I am planning on contacting them now as we will be on the ship 2 weeks from today. πŸ™‚ Hopefully I am not contacting them too soon.
  19. Yes, I know it has a wonderful itinerary, but the main reason I am going this direction/ship is because of St. Lucia. I fell in love with it several years ago, and it is very expensive to fly from Kansas City to San Juan. I have been able to go twice, and this may be the last time for me. As for Dominica, I was able to visit it a little over a year ago.
  20. OK, thank you for your response. Less than two weeks we should be on the Fascination. πŸ™‚
  21. If you have been on the Fascination within the past year, and had a room on deck 5, what would you say this deck would be the closet to, other than getting of the ship? πŸ™‚ I was thinking we were on deck 7, but my TA informed me we were on deck 5. 😞 Maybe it won't be too bad getting to the other decks. πŸ™‚
  22. This is a good question, and it just brought back something that happened to us years ago, and I have never let it happen again! πŸ™‚ Once we got off the airplane, we were put on large open-air Taxi's to take us to the ship. In the meantime, they put our luggage (this happened to 8 people or 4 groups) on another Taxi, since the Taxi we were on was full, and could not handle the luggage. Low and behold, all of our luggage wound up on another ship going another direction for "4" days. 😞 To say the least, this was one of the worst experiences we had ever had. I was thankful I had taken out insurance to cover us, but purchasing clothes, items on the ship, is NOT cheap! We had beautiful formal dresses to wear for the formal nights, but we did NOT have them, because of this incident! 😞 Other than what we had on our backs, and what we had in our carry-on, was pretty much what we wore for those 4 days.
  23. Thank you for letting me know about using my credit card "ahead" of time, before purchasing anything on the ship. If you have eaten at the pizza area, or the Rock Cafe, can you give me an idea of the prices of their food?
  24. I would like to bring up the Classica day 1 - pdf, but nothing happens when I click on it. 😞
  25. Pinkie60, good to know ahead of time what the Rock Cafe is all about.
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