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  1. Mr_Mc_Cruiser

    Casino while in port overnight...

    This is what I found out from the casino: In most cases you can not gamble on the ship while you are docked somewhere (as the ship has to pay taxes to that country); HOWEVER, Carnival has an agreement with at least two ports of call which allow the ship to open its casino in the evening. Nassau and St. Maarten are the two locations that I know of (St. Maarten for sure, cause I was on Valor at 6:00pm playing at the poker table, while we were still docked). Good luck gambling!!!
  2. Mr_Mc_Cruiser

    Valor August 13 Extremely Short Review with good tips

    You're Welcome! Enjoy your cruise
  3. [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]I’ll make this short.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The cruise was awesome!!! The food was OK, the shows were AMAZING, especially the mature comedy. The night club plays 80% ragge/hip hop kind of music with only a few Euro and other dance songs. 24 Pizza was awesome after you're done drinking in the club at 4am. The casino is open till around 4am and there is only ONE texas hold'em table on the ship and you have to wait 4 hours before they get to your name on the waiting list, but it was still fun. FYI we bought inside guarantee and got ocean view cabin, which was good. We did not excursions as we mostly just went shopping and visited Atlantis in Nassau (P.S. you can only see part of Atlantis unless you're on a tour or you one of the hotel guests). I’m sure that there are tons of other reviews about the ship so I just wanted to bring up a few points that one should know.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]1) Those lanyards that everyone gets from the casino are ugly as hell. They are extra bright pink and personally I did not wear them (they were pink on our ship and sailing date. They may be different otherwise. Also note that I’m a guy and therefore I am a bit picky about wearing pink, lol)[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]2) I noticed a lot of people visiting the main desk and wasting valuable vacation time to ask two questions that have a simple answer: A) if there are two people in the room and they use one credit card for their Sail & Sign cards, then when you check for your purchase statements on the TV monitor, the account of the credit card holder will show that person’s spending AND the other passenger’s as well, that’s why the $70 tips are included twice on the main account and once more on the second account for example and it seems like you were billed three times instead of two. B) When you eat at a restaurant (like the Washington) and you order a drink from the waiter, the waiter may go out of the restaurant and go to a bar to get your drink (as I don’t think that the restaurants themselves have a bar), what this means is that if you ate at the Washington your account statement may say that you purchased drinks from the Winston Cigar Bar for example (a place where you haven’t even stepped foot on). So before you panic, just see if you made a purchase at a different location for that amount.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]3) Disembarkation -> if your flight is late (but not late enough for you to tour Miami), you should definitely do the self disembark because you can wake up at 8am, eat breakfast and get out of the cabin by 9am and get out of the ship close to 10am). So self disembark is best for both early travelers as well as late ones.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]4)Also, if you want to drink, the last day on the ship offers discounted drinks (almost half price). This happened on our ship, but I think it's a standard that the ship follows on each cruise.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]As I said, this review is very short. Hope it helps someone.[/SIZE][/FONT]