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  1. Not trying to start another tipping thread...but this is a serious question. We have done "pay as you go" for 18 years, but might try Cheers for the first time later this year. We usually tip above the 15% already added to the bill, $1 or $2 per drink, depending on service. {Off topic, but YES this can lead to future drinks from the same bartender/server being exceptionally strong}. For those who have used Cheers, is the "standard" 15% already included? If not (or even if so), do you add additional? Thanks!
  2. Here is the easiest way: email GuestAdmin@Carnival.com Attach a copy of your recent statement, and enjoy your OBC!
  3. Just because one is pregnant does not mean one will not drink. They absolutely SHOULDN'T but it isn't against the law, they are allowed to drink if they wish.
  4. Just FYI, it was lower at the end of August than it is now. Not by much though.
  5. I am impressed that Carnival is giving 50% discount off the next cruise, + $100 refund per person. That sounds more than generous to me.
  6. Hurricane Dorian Weather Update Weather Update – September 4, 2019 | 2:00 PM (ET) CARNIVAL ELATION 09/02/19 – THIS CRUISE IS CANCELED (NOT DEPARTING 9/05). SEE BELOW. Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian as it moves northward, off the east coast of the United States. The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority and our ships will always maintain a safe distance from the storm. We will continue to provide timely updates and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities as more information becomes available. The following homeports and ships remain under watch: PORT CANAVERAL Port Canaveral is closed. Carnival Elation 09/02/19 (not departing 9/05) – this cruise is cancelled. We were unable to secure a port of call and cannot operate a cruise to nowhere. A full refund of the cruise fare and any pre-purchased items will be automatically processed. An email with additional information will be sent by 2:30 PM. PORTMIAMI Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – Will depart Wednesday, 9/04 on a 3 day cruise returning Saturday 9/07. Port of call: Nassau. Check-in: 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Please arrive at PortMiami, Terminal D, within your original arrival appointment. All guests must be on board by 3PM. Guests who sail will receive a 50% prorated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and a full refund of any pre-purchased shore excursions. Additionally, you will receive a 50% future cruise credit. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – Will depart Wednesday, 9/04 on a 2 day cruise returning Friday, 9/06. Port of call: Key West. Check-in: 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Please arrive at PortMiami, Terminal E, within your original arrival appointment. All guests must be on board by 3PM. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. JACKSONVILLE The Port of Jacksonville is now closed. Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating. The ship may not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday. The ship will be in position to dock as soon as the port reopens. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473). We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian and thank our guests for their patience and understanding. We are saddened by the impact Hurricane Dorian has caused and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of The Bahamas as they recover from the effects of the storm. We will post another update by 6:00 PM (ET) Wednesday. DEPARTED VOYAGES Carnival Liberty 08/30/19 - This cruise will return on Thursday, 9/5. Modified itinerary: Nassau, Costa Maya and Cozumel. Carnival Victory 8/30/19 – This cruise will return on Wednesday, 9/4. Modified itinerary: Key West and Cozumel. Carnival Breeze 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Conquest 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Ecstasy 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Princess Cays has been replaced with a visit to Key West on 9/02. The call to Nassau scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. Carnival Magic 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Paradise 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Sensation 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Grand Turk and Amber Cove. Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Nassau have been canceled. Carnival Miracle 9/01/19 – Departed on 8/31/19 as an 8 day cruise. No change to itinerary. Carnival Pride 09/01/19 – Departed 9/01 on a modified itinerary to Grand Turk and Amber Cove. Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Freeport have been canceled. Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – Departed on Monday at 6:00 PM. Our call to Half Moon Cay has been canceled. CANCELED VOYAGE Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled. Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items.
  7. Hurricane Dorian Weather Update Weather Update – September 3, 2019 | 4:00 PM (ET) UPDATES: PORTMIAMI HAS REOPENED. SAILINGS WILL OPERATE AS PLANNED. PORT OF JACKSONVILLE IS NOW CLOSED. Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian as it moves northward, off the east coast of the United States. The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority and our ships will always maintain a safe distance from the storm. We will continue to provide timely updates and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities as more information becomes available. The following homeports and ships remain under watch: PORT CANAVERAL Port Canaveral is closed. Carnival Elation 09/02/19 – By 6:00 PM Wednesday, we will confirm our plans to operate a 2 day sailing, departing Thursday, 9/05. Port of call: To be determined. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL1 to CRUISE (278473). PORTMIAMI PortMiami has reopened. Carnival Horizon and Carnival Victory will dock in Miami on Wednesday morning. Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – Will depart on Wednesday 9/04 on a 3 day cruise returning Saturday 9/07. Port of call: Nassau. Check-in: 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Please arrive at PortMiami, Terminal D, within your original arrival appointment. All guests must be on board by 3PM. Guests who sail will receive a 50% prorated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and a full refund of any pre-purchased shore excursions. Additionally, you will receive a 50% future cruise credit. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – Will depart Wednesday, 9/04 on a 2 day cruise returning Friday, 9/06. Port of call: Key West. Check-in: 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Please arrive at PortMiami, Terminal E, within your original arrival appointment. All guests must be on board by 3PM. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL6 to CRUISE (278473). JACKSONVILLE The Port of Jacksonville is now closed. Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating. The ship may not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday. The ship will be in position to dock as soon as the port reopens. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473). We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian and thank our guests for their patience and understanding. We are saddened by the impact Hurricane Dorian has caused and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of The Bahamas as they recover from the effects of the storm. We will post another update by12:00 PM (ET) Wednesday. DEPARTED VOYAGES Carnival Liberty 08/30/19 - This cruise will return on Thursday, 9/5. Modified itinerary: Nassau, Costa Maya and Cozumel. Carnival Victory 8/30/19 – This cruise will return on Wednesday, 9/4. Modified itinerary: Key West and Cozumel. Carnival Breeze 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Conquest 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Ecstasy 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Princess Cays has been replaced with a visit to Key West on 9/02. The call to Nassau scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. Carnival Magic 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Paradise 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary. Carnival Sensation 08/31/19 – Modified itinerary: Grand Turk and Amber Cove. Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Nassau have been canceled. Carnival Miracle 9/01/19 – Departed on 8/31/19 as an 8 day cruise. No change to itinerary. Carnival Pride 09/01/19 – Departed 9/01 on a modified itinerary to Grand Turk and Amber Cove. Our calls to Half Moon Cay and Freeport have been canceled. Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – Departed on Monday at 6:00 PM. Our call to Half Moon Cay has been canceled. CANCELED VOYAGE Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled. Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items.
  8. HMC is the tiny red dot between the southern tip of Eleuthera and the northern tip of Cat Island. Looks like it officially missed tropical strength winds according to this chart, but I'm sure it was very stormy.
  9. Here is the latest official information from Carnival: Hurricane Dorian Weather Update Weather Update – September 2, 2019 | 8:30 AM (ET) URGENT – CARNIVAL SUNSHINE DEPARTING CHARLESTON AS SCHEDULED. CHECK-IN OPEN FROM 9:30 AM Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami is actively monitoring Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact on the departures listed below. Given that storms can be so uncertain, this information reflects our plan for these sailings based on the current forecast. As the safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities to provide timely updates as more information becomes available. The following homeports and ships remain under watch: CHARLESTON Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – Departing on Monday as scheduled. Our call to Half Moon Cay has been canceled. We are closely monitoring the situation in Charleston. We know that all of our guests want to make it to the terminal this afternoon, but we encourage everyone to remain safe and obey all guidance provided by officials. If you are unable to use I26, please consider taking Hwy 61 or Hwy 17. Given the circumstances, we can accommodate guests who arrive as early as 9:30 AM for check-in. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL3 to CRUISE (278473). JACKSONVILLE Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473). There is a possibility Carnival Ecstasy will not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday. If the port is closed, the ship will be in position to dock as soon as the authorities have reopened the port. PORT CANAVERAL Port Canaveral is closed to inbound traffic. We are optimistic the port will reopen by Thursday. Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled. Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items. Carnival Elation 09/02/19 – Will now operate as a 2 day sailing departing Thursday, 9/05 and returning Saturday, 9/07. Port of call: To be determined. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. PORTMIAMI Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – PortMiami is closed and expected to reopen no earlier than Wednesday. We now plan to operate a 3 day cruise, departing on Wednesday 9/04 and returning Saturday 9/07. We will visit Nassau on Thursday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Guests who sail will receive a 50% prorated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and a full refund of any pre-purchased shore excursions. Additionally, you will receive a 50% future cruise credit. Given the shortened duration, you may cancel and receive a 100% future cruise credit. Please contact 1-800-CARNIVAL by 6:00PM on Monday, 09/02, if you decide to cancel and claim your future cruise credit. An email with more information will be sent to you this evening. We know how much you are looking forward to your cruise and we sincerely regret this delay. We hope you will continue with your plans to sail with us. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473). We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian. We thank our guests for their patience and understanding while we navigate through the uncertainty the storm is causing. Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – Will now operate as a 2 day sailing departing Wednesday, 9/04 and returning Friday, 9/06. Port of call: Key West on 9/05. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit. We will post another update by 12:00 PM (ET) Monday.
  10. I am very surprised that the port of Miami will be closed.
  11. Hurricane Dorian Weather Update Weather Update – August 31, 2019 | 6:00 PM (ET) URGENT – PORTMIAMI CLOSED FOR INBOUND TRAFFIC – CARNIVAL HORIZON 9/01/19 CRUISE DELAYED. SEE UPDATE BELOW. Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami is actively monitoring Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact on the departures listed below. Given that storms can be so uncertain, this information reflects our plan for these sailings based on the current forecast. As the safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities to provide timely updates as more information becomes available. The following homeports and ships remain under watch: CHARLESTON Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – No change to itinerary, we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL3 to CRUISE (278473). FORT LAUDERDALE (PORT EVERGLADES) Carnival Magic 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL9 to CRUISE (278473). JACKSONVILLE Carnival Ecstasy 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473). There is a possibility Carnival Ecstasy will not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday. If the port is closed, the ship will be in position to dock as soon as the authorities have reopened the port. PORT CANAVERAL Port Canaveral is expected to be closed on Sunday through the middle of next week. We are optimistic the port will reopen by Thursday. Carnival Breeze 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL10 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled. Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items. More details to follow in our email. Carnival Elation 09/02/19 – This cruise will now operate as a 2 day sailing, departing September 5th and returning September 7th with a visit to Nassau. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of their cruise fare. An email with additional details will follow. PORTMIAMI Carnival Conquest 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL8 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Sensation 08/31/19 – We will now visit Grand Turk on 9/2, Half Moon Cay on 9/3 and Nassau on 9/4. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL7 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – This cruise will now operate as a 2 day cruise departing Wednesday, 9/4 with one port of call, to be determined. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of their cruise fare. An email with additional details will follow. Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – PortMiami is closed to inbound traffic. Port officials approved Carnival Horizon to dock this evening to give guests aboard the opportunity to disembark, with the requirement that it depart later tonight. Our request to remain docked in port through Sunday afternoon was denied. Regrettably, guests who are already in town for the September 1 cruise will not be able to board the ship this evening. The port is expected to re-open as early as Monday or as late as Wednesday. Embarkation for your cruise will be delayed and we now plan to operate a shortened cruise, on the day the ship returns to Miami. Given the shortened duration, you may cancel and receive a 100% future cruise credit if you elect not to travel. Guests who elect to sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages, along with a refund of any canceled shore excursions. We know how much you are looking forward to your cruise and we sincerely regret this delay. We will provide you with another update as soon as we know when the ship is returning to Miami. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473). TAMPA Carnival Paradise 08/31/19 – Please disregard your arrival appointment and make plans to arrive at the cruise terminal between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. All guests must be on board by 1:30 PM. We will sail shortly after on our scheduled itinerary. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL11 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Miracle 09/01/19 –This sailing will now operate as an 8-day sailing, departing on Saturday evening. Kindly disregard your arrival appointments and make plans to arrive at the cruise terminal between 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. We will sail shortly after on our scheduled itinerary. Guests who cannot travel on the extended duration, may cancel and receive a future cruise credit. Please contact 1-800-CARNIVAL to let us know if you are not traveling. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL4 to CRUISE (278473). Pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for cancelled ports will be automatically refunded to your onboard Sail & Sign® account. We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian. We thank our guests for their patience and understanding while we navigate through the uncertainty the storm is causing. We will post another update by 12:00 PM (ET) Sunday. DEPARTED VOYAGES Carnival Liberty 08/30/19 - This cruise will return on Thursday, 9/5. In addition to Nassau, we have added visits to Costa Maya and Cozumel. Carnival Victory 8/30/19 – This cruise will return on Wednesday, 9/4. In addition to Key West, we have added a visit to Progreso on Monday.
  12. Hurricane Dorian Weather Update Weather Update – August 31, 2019 | 10:30 AM (ET) Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami is actively monitoring Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact on the departures listed below. Given that storms can be so uncertain, this information reflects our plan for these sailings based on the current forecast. As the safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority, we will continue to keep an eye on the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, U.S. Coast Guard and the local port authorities to provide timely updates as more information becomes available. The following homeports and ships remain under watch: CHARLESTON Carnival Sunshine 09/02/19 – No change to itinerary, we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL3 to CRUISE (278473). FORT LAUDERDALE (PORT EVERGLADES) Carnival Magic 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL9 to CRUISE (278473). JACKSONVILLE Carnival Ecstasy 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Carnival Ecstasy 09/05/19 – Still evaluating. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL12 to CRUISE (278473). There is a possibility Carnival Ecstasy will not be able to return to Jacksonville on Thursday. If the port is closed, the ship will be in position to dock as soon as the authorities have reopened the port. PORT CANAVERAL Port Canaveral is expected to be closed on Sunday through the middle of next week. We are optimistic the port will reopen by Thursday. Consequently, we have made changes to the following Carnival Liberty departures. Carnival Liberty 08/30/19 - This cruise is now expected to return on Thursday, 9/5. In addition to Nassau, we have added visits to Costa Maya and Cozumel. Guests with air reservations on Carnival’s Fly2Fun program, will have their reservations automatically adjusted to the new return date. New flight information will be sent to your stateroom. Guests with independent air are encouraged to contact the airlines directly as they are being flexible with change fees. In the event you incur change fees, please send us your airline receipt and we will reimburse up to $200, per person. Guests who elect not to sail will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of your cruise fare and any pre-purchased Carnival Adventures, Fun Shop purchases and beverage packages. The refund will be processed to your original form of payment within three weeks. Carnival Liberty 09/02/19 – This cruise is cancelled. Guests will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased items. More details to follow in our email. Carnival Breeze 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL10 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Elation 09/02/19 – This cruise will now operate as a 2 day sailing, departing September 5th and returning September 7th with a visit to Nassau. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of their cruise fare. An email with additional details will follow. PORTMIAMI Carnival Conquest 08/31/19 – No change to itinerary; we plan to operate as scheduled. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL8 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Sensation 08/31/19 – We will now visit Grand Turk on 9/2, Half Moon Cay on 9/3 and Nassau on 9/4. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL7 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Victory 8/30/19 – This cruise will now return on Wednesday, 9/4. In addition to Key West, we have added a visit to Progreso on Monday. Guests with air reservations on Carnival’s Fly2Fun program, will have their reservations automatically adjusted to the new return date. New flight information will be sent to your stateroom. Guests with independent air are encouraged to contact the airlines directly as they are being flexible with change fees. In the event you incur change fees, please send us your airline receipt and we will reimburse up to $200, per person. Guests who elect not to sail will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of your cruise fare* and any pre-purchased Carnival Adventures, Fun Shop purchases and beverage packages. The refund will be processed to your original form of payment within three weeks. Carnival Victory 9/02/19 – This cruise will now operate as a 2 day cruise departing Wednesday, 9/4 with one port of call, to be determined. Guests who sail will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare and any pre-purchased beverage and Wi-Fi packages. Guests who wish to cancel will receive a future cruise credit for the full amount of their cruise fare. An email with additional details will follow. Carnival Horizon 09/01/19 – The ship will be docking this evening to give guests the opportunity to disembark in anticipation of a port closure on Sunday. Although officials are requiring the ship to depart tonight, we are seeking approval to remain docked so we can operate tomorrow’s embarkation. This decision is expected at 5:30 PM today. Please refer to our email which will be sent by 11:00 AM for more information. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL5 to CRUISE (278473). TAMPA Carnival Paradise 08/31/19 – Please disregard your arrival appointment and make plans to arrive at the cruise terminal between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. All guests must be on board by 1:30 PM. We will sail shortly after on our scheduled itinerary. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL11 to CRUISE (278473). Carnival Miracle 09/01/19 – In anticipation of a potential port closure on Sunday, this sailing will now operate as an 8-day sailing, departing on Saturday evening. Please disregard your arrival appointments and make plans to arrive at the cruise terminal between 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. We will sail shortly after on our scheduled itinerary. Guests who cannot travel on the extended duration, may cancel and receive a future cruise credit. Please sign up for text alerts by texting CCL4 to CRUISE (278473). Pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for cancelled ports will be automatically refunded to your onboard Sail & Sign® account. We sincerely apologize for the disruption caused by Hurricane Dorian. We thank our guests for their patience and understanding while we navigate through the uncertainty the storm is causing. We will post another update by 12:00 PM (ET) Saturday.
  13. I think this sharp of a turn was a bit unexpected. Good news for Fort Lauderdale and Miami departures, but not so good for Jacksonville or Charleston.
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