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  1. Here is a similar looking symbol on Horizon's deck plan and also on Vista's deck plan. I don't know if maybe these are also the same machine ? For some reason these deck plans are not as legible as the one above for Magic. .
  2. On Magic it was just off the walkway, close to the casino bar. See highlighted area on attached pic. The deck plans still show it there, but of course that could have changed without the deck plans being updated. Also, perhaps they moved it for the Ultra cruise ??? I have heard the machine fairies sometimes move things around during the night, lol. .
  3. HORIZON : What FREE Lunch options are there that are normally pay/upcharge for dinner ? Cucina del Capitano Guy's Pig & Anchor Any others ? ? ? .
  4. That has been reported as not being true. I was told it was not true personally by a cabin steward a few years ago. Also, read about the auto-grats for drinks going up from 15 to 18% and part of it goes into ASP pool, not to the crew. The thread is titled Onboard Revenue Creep. The thing that struck me the most - the gratuity goes into a pool towards paying for the "Free" uniform. Basically Carnival is using the alcohol grat to go into a pool to pay the salaries. And of course, pocketing the leftovers is how I read between the lines.
  5. I just tested my own theory/question . . . it appears the deadline is 15 days. I don't know what Time the deadline is for sure (because I just woke up an hour ago and thought about testing this). But .... today Sat Dec 1 at 8am, for all ships departing on Sat Dec 15, there is no longer an option to sign up for the meet & mingle (however, Dec 16 sailings are still listed). When I looked yesterday Fri Nov 30, the option to sign up was available for Dec 15 sailings. My guess is the deadline is at 11:59pm 15 days before your cruise. So, if you depart on a Saturday, you must sign up by 11:59pm on the Friday that is 15 days before your cruise. (if I can stay awake until midnight tonight, I'll try to test the timing part on the Dec 16 departures, haha)
  6. I have tried searches several different ways and cannot find the answer to this. I read the first post in the two pinned posts on this forum about the Meet & Mingles. I can not figure out how to search within a thread anymore with this new layout, and the threads are waaaaay too long to try to 'find' the answer within the thread. When is the deadline to sign up for the Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle ? I cannot find the info on how many days in advance this must be done and also I cannot find the timing. For example, if the deadline is 14 days and someone was cruising on Sat Dec 15, would the deadline be 11:59pm Sat Dec 1 ? Or, as another example, if the deadline is 7 days, but it has to be done before the 7th day, would the deadline be 11:59pm Fri Dec 7 ?
  7. There is definitely one on Magic. It was there in February 2018, and I believe it's still there. Is there one like this or similar on Horizon ?
  8. This came up in our group and I do not know the answer ... why are suite gratuities more than grats in regular cabins ? Does anyone know why the difference in the gratuity/tip rate ? I did a search and surprisingly could only find one thread that even asked this question about tips within the thread and noone answered that person. Unless I did something wrong. Really don't like the new search engine, maybe it's just because I haven't had a chance to figure it out yet.
  9. Thank you everyone for keeping this thread alive with such great & detailed answers ! This is helping soooo much for us to prioritize where we would like our next few cruises to go, and I'm sure it is helping others who come view this thread. Please keep the answers coming : )
  10. We were just on Magic at the end of February and they did have both a live craps table as well as the craps machine with the big dice in the bubble in the middle. It pops up to roll them when you "push the button, come on PUSH the button!!" (wait til you hear it a couple dozen or hundred times, haha). It wasn't a slots style video craps machine, so unless the dice are fixed somehow, it should have the same odds as a live table. Live Craps was $5 minimum with up to 2x odds allowed. The craps machine was $3 minimum with up to 2x odds allowed. Interestingly, you could draw from your sign & sail to play on the craps machine just like on a slots machine with no 3% fee (they charge 3% on the live table, and all table games, to charge to your cabin/sign & sail at the table). I am almost positive you earned points from your play on this machine like you earn on slots, as opposed to being rated like table play. If this is true, it would be a good way to get your slot points up on a very favorable odds game. On slots you earn 1 point for every $2.50 thru the machine. I don't remember for sure about the points on this machine though. Here is what the machine is like ... http://www.pokeraddict.net/shoot-to-win-video-craps-las-vegas/ https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3435/~/carnival-players-club%C2%AE " There is no charge at the slot machines for using your onboard account card to access funds. And there is no charge when using cash. For any charge transactions done at a table game or the Casino Cashier’s Desk, there is a small service fee of 3% each transaction "
  11. On some ships, if the door itself will not hold a magnet, most of the time (always?) the frame around the door will.
  12. That's interesting that supervisor needed to do it. I was really surprised to learn about this option, as I had never read anything about it on the CC board. Even when I did a search, I couldn't find that anyone had ever mentioned it. I thought CC folks knew about everything !!
  13. It was on the ship in October, then gone in Feb & April. Ecstasy then Magic then Ecstasy.
  14. Haha, you got that right ! Our joke is if you want to do well in the stock market, do the OPPOSITE of whatever we do. Buy high, sell low is not the best plan ?? ;);p True, and no intentions of selling. The way I figure it, 8.5 cruises of onboard credit and I'll be back to even. So I just need to cruise more !!
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