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  1. Just as a followup to my original post, we did indeed schedule a ride prior to leaving and it showed up right on time. He took us to the port with no problems. Since that time, I've asked a couple of Uber drivers about how things work on their end. It sounds like they receive vague distance and direction guidance before the accept the fare, so if they don't want to go approximately 40 miles to the east, they can easily just not accept the fare. One Uber driver I talked to said he prefers longer fares versus shorter ones, so all in all, I felt better knowing that I likely didn't
  2. @AlohaLivin I'd love to have access to the google map! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work! elmojessi @ hotmail dot com
  3. Thank you all for your ideas! The cruise is a complete surprise for all of the kids...they don't even know they'll be on airplanes tomorrow evening, much less that they're going on a cruise! Should be such a fun surprise for them! I'm hoping that since they should all be in kids club with at least on other kid (based on age) that they will have fun with it, but we certainly aren't the type to just dump them off and not see them again all day. The whole point of taking them with is to have a good time as family and friends, so we'll definitely get our fair share of f
  4. We have a group of three families sailing with kids for the first time. We have all sailed Carnival many times in the past, but not with kids, so we're looking for your best tips and tricks for a successful cruise with our kids. Kids are ages 5-9 and we plan to have them participate in kids club at least a little bit so the adults can have some adult time. Thanks in advance!
  5. Agreed about Uber, but I don’t know if anyone has ever actually tried it! It all seems anecdotal... I have checked the estimates for both Uber and Lyft and am totally comfortable with the quotes, I just don’t want to be left high and dry if drivers don’t want to take the fare, you know? I’m 100% happy to use Cortrans if I don’t get any confirmation that someone has had success, but hoping someone has experience so we can all learn from it! 😀
  6. Has anyone actually Ubered from the MCO area to Port Canaveral? Trying to weigh our options for our first trip out of Port Canaveral in a couple of weeks and I'm intrigued by just taking an Uber. I would be willing to pay extra to have the ease of someone picking us up directly from our MCO area hotel and taking us straight to our ship on our time frame. I understand that Cortrans has shuttles that will do this, but don't really want to have to stop at other ships or wait for other passengers at other hotels. Plus, we are *finally* platinum and want to get there nice and early t
  7. Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it. I had no idea, though water to us translates to "fizzy water" which is in cans, so we should be good! And you can definitely bet we'll be bringing our two bottles of wine! :o)
  8. My husband is turning Platinum on our upcoming cruise (finally, yay!!!) and I was curious how early access to the cabins works? I noticed that the big doors to the cabin hallways are always closed with a sign saying something to the effect of they would be available around 1, so do you just go through those doors and straight to your room? Just curious how it works since we're taking the kids on their first cruise and don't want to drag them all over the ship trying to get to our room if there is some special way that you need to go to get access. We would just want to drop off our water/so
  9. We are headed to Amber Cove for the first time next month and really appreciate your rundown of the port! Nice to know what to expect before we arrive with our kids in tow, so thank you!
  10. We have three families going on a cruise in Oct and we’ve never cruised with kids before. Im wondering if the kids club is flexible on how they split up the kids based on ages? For example, we have a five year (who will be two months shy of six) old that is good buddies with a kid who is seven. Would they let the five year old go to the 6-8 group?
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