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  1. Geoffrywillhardt, I will try to check into this further when we get there. I always like to read information "ahead" of time. 🙂
  2. This is a good question, but I don't know (it looks like there has been no response since last year???, but I may be wrong) if I will get a reply or not. It has been over 20 some years since I have been to Jamaica. Would I be able to pick up vanilla extract here? Do they have vendors close by the Ocho Rios ship port area? Do they do any bargaining or have a set price on their items?
  3. DramaQueen22, thank you for your reply. I will try to check out this area as I've been on so many ships where there was plenty of sitting to read, people watch, etc., and still have the large windows at your back to look out. 🙂
  4. I'm just curious about something, and thought I would ask those of you who have been on the Horizon since it has come out. I thought someone said there were not very many windows to look or view out at the ocean, etc. while cruising, where you could sit and relax. Is this true on the Horizon? I have done many ships, and probably for the last 10 years Carnival ships. I know on at least a couple decks "inside" where you could relax or read, they always had plenty of windows where you could look out as well.
  5. Now that your "officially" home, I want to say thank you for taking me and many others on your cruise of the Carnival Horizon, which the 8 of us plan to do the middle part of March. You mentioned about writing a review on the Norwegian ship you plan to take around Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the cruise on the Norwegian, as not only my friend and I, but many others were very UNHAPPY with the Norwegian Star, which was a "brand new" (maybe that was the reason (???) ship. I won't go into details, but one thing that bothered me was in the Atrim area, they had PLASTIC flowers that you could buy at K-Mart for 10 cents a piece, how tactic that was! So cheap I thought they were! For me (the Norwegian may be different now ???), I like several options to choose from to see/do on the ship if I wish. There was hardly anything to see/do on this ship. We thought maybe it was just the two of us that were unhappy in many ways with this ship, but every time we passed the Guest/Purser's desk, we heard so many people complaining. 😞 Then, when we got on the flight to come back to Kansas City, we could not believe ALL the people that were complaining on our flight about the cruise we had just got off, so guess it wasn't just us.
  6. Something just dawned on me when see you getting ready to get off the ship. I believe this was when I took my first cruise of over 25 years ago (being blessed to do 19, and Horizon in March), and we were at dinner for the last time. One of the men said, "Back to Campbell's Soup again!" I thought.................oh how true that was.
  7. Oh my, this is almost a coincidence! You said your middle name is Sidney, but you go by Sid. Well Sidney was my brother's first name, and his "middle" name was James. So my brother's name was James, my husband's name was James (goes by Jim), and our first born twin's name is James, and we call him James. 🙂
  8. A belated Happy Birthday to you. I have 3 grown sons, so I am a "Mother Hubbard," when it comes to boys! 🙂 You go by the name of Sid? Does that stand for Sidney? The reason I ask this, my brother's name was Sidney.
  9. I may be 76 years old, but I LOVE pastel colors. 🙂 With all the pictures of the different buildings next to each other, with pastel colors, this I like! 🙂 I have been out of town a couple times, and am just "trying" to catch up with your review, and getting "ideas" of what the 8 of us might do on the Horizon in March. 🙂
  10. You said you had a wonderful nights sleep, I could have guaranteed that for you, or that is MY opinion! 🙂 The reason I say this, I have been on many ships, and Carnival's beds and bedding, I have found to be the best! In fact, this will seem funny, but I feel like a baby in a cocoon, when I'm in Carnival's beds. Even when (you thought it might be the movement of the ship) there is no movement of the ship when sleeping I feel this way. 🙂
  11. Yes, I hope you didn't start out with rain also. Here in KC, MO, we had torrential rain today, and I believe it is to be the same for tomorrow. 😞 When I seen the picture of the cemetery, that reminded me of when I was in either St. Thomas, or St. Kitts this year, and they call them "Underground condominiums. 🙂
  12. Thank you ALL for your suggestions.
  13. There are 8 of us that plan on cruising the Horizon in March next year. We will be flying into Ft. Lauderdale the day before. Any suggestion of something to see/do that does not cost a lot of money in Miami?
  14. Cruisegal70, thanks for replying back to my question.
  15. Yes, I hope you didn't start out with rain also. Here in KC, MO, we had torrential rain today, and I believe it is to be the same for tomorrow. 😞 When I seen the picture of the cemetery, that reminded me of when I was in either St. Thomas, or St. Kitts this year, and they call them "Underground condominiums. 🙂
  16. Did I read some place that there is a charge, and if so, what is the cost to see movies at the I Max?
  17. I am so looking forward to seeing/reading YOUR review of the Carnival Horizon. I just booked it for March 15, 2020 for my 3 son/3 d-i-l's and a friend. Since I haven't been to Jamaica in many a year, that is one reason why I picked this itinerary, only it is for 6 days. I have been on 19 cruises so far, and this is the 2nd one I will be taking them on. I know by seeing videos and pictures of the inside of the ship, I'm sure there are things I will not like, but I am not nit picky, and I just go with the flo. The main thing of a cruise is to have a good time! By the date you posted you are doing the cruise, it looks like you will be boarding very soon! 🙂
  18. Someone mentioned steakhouse cooking demos, with samples. Is that something that is FREE on sea day, or do you pay to attend this function? If it is free, would it be listed in the daily paper they provide, and how would it be listed?
  19. RaiderDuck, thanks for giving your input on the Croydon Plantation tour as well, so it doesn't look like I will miss too much, even though my heart was set to "show" everyone the plantation experience.
  20. I had to smile while reading your review, when you said you picked up a few items, as well as a "refrigerator" magnet. I actually have the same items on my refrigerator from all the ports/islands I have visited over the 19 years of my cruises. When seeing them at times, they bring back GOOD memories! 🙂
  21. I wanted to check out the Croydon Plantation as well, but with the time getting there and coming back, it would run it too close for us. That was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Jamaica, as I so enjoyed the plantation tour of almost 20 years ago.
  22. Here is MY 2 cents. 🙂 For my 18 cruises up till now, I have always used a TA close to home. I then started reading of using a PVP. This year, I decided to try "both" of them, they not knowing about each other, and see what they would come up with for what I was wanting, although I had done most of the homework. I heard back from the TA and PVP in regard to what I was looking for. The TA gave me a tad more information, but the PVP was pretty thorough with what I needed also. That put me in a dilemma, not knowing "which" one to pick. I then put a question out to both of them, was "waiting" to see WHO would respond first, not that it was anything major, but the PVP responded first. That is how I decided on which one to go with. The TA normally gave me an OBC of $25 pp which was nice, and I know I will miss that. Now I don't know if a PVP would do this, but just before boarding time, the TA a few times would move me up the ladder, with NO cost to me, which was even nicer! 🙂 I don't know if a PVP would do that or not??? I will say the PVP is making a little more money from me than the TA ever did, as I am booking for 8 people, instead of just normally 2 people.
  23. Yes, as suggested, Dunns River Falls should be a must for my 3 sons and wives. It is beautiful to see and "watch" everyone else hold each other's hands, trying NOT to slip on those rocks, etc. One of the ladies at our table years ago, did wind up with a broken finger. As I mentioned, I would love to see a plantation, but there may not be one around anymore that people can see or visit, or it may be too far away from the area we will be in. I will take into consideration the other suggestions as well. 🙂
  24. As I said earlier.............your review with pictures would probably bring back some good memories, which it has. When seeing the golf carts, I remembered that is normally ALL they have there for people to get around on, and I believe you have to live there about 10 years before you can get a car, if you want to. Of course, the only way back to land is by boat. We did rent a golf cart, and had a wonderful time checking everything out of this beautiful area.
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