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    Ottawa ON Canada
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    cruises and travel , pets, dogs and cats
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    whichever offers the best price and value for a solo cruiser
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  1. one other thing about riviera deck port hole rooms is that you dont have high traffic noise from above, the only thing would be noise from the stateroom above, and I dont think that happens very often if ever, unless you happen to have active guests above lol! I have mostly always done these types of rooms because I sail solo, and am looking for the best deal for me.
  2. I have had the 1a sofa bed and twin with portholes on Freedom. I think it might have been the deck above Riviera deck though. As the others above say, there will be those noises. But for me, the thing was that once I knew what those noises were, it did not bother me so much. And that particular cruise the seas were calm, so there were those wave noises, but did not seem to bother me much. Also, I am an early riser, so the anchor noise in the morning while docking also did not bother me because I was either up on deck already to watch arrival in port, or just getting ready to leave the roo
  3. I have never sailed on the Fantasy, but I did on the Sensation, and that was my first Carnival ship in 2000. Though I have not been on Fantasy, I am sad to see the sad end to her. My first cruise ship of all was NCL Norway in 1999, and it was so horrible to see what became of that ship in the scrap yard. I know that at some point cruise ships do become out dated and have to sent to pasture so to speak. As I get older, I am having more difficulty with our throw away world. Guess I am getting older now at warp speed, and am sounding more and more like my parents did in the past.
  4. My PVP who I have dealt with since 2009, is also no longer with Carnival, but seems she left of her own will, and is working elsewhere now. I dont blame her, as I know she has children to support and needs to work. I only found out because my emails from Carnival were sent by a new PVP, and I found out why she left through the grapevine. I dont really hold Carnival accountable for this, but it would have been nice to have a notice directly from the PVP herself, just a quick word saying , sorry to say goodbye, but she must move on. I have no ill feelings toward her either for not doing tha
  5. Liberty is still my favorite!
  6. I would hate to lose lido, as a food option, but certainly understand the need for adjustments in serving. I will have no problem observing the distancing, ie feet here, and behind the next person here etc. I also have no problem being served my food at lido by staff. I am not considering a cruise anytime soon, nor another type of vacation, but I do hope some day to get back to enjoying travel, as i think it is sadly something that we are missing now very much.
  7. i am speaking only of conquest class ships, which are mostly what I have sailed on with Carnival, and cannot say how it was with rooms above the theather, but have often been below the theather, and have heard some noise above, but only during show times, and never anything disruptive after about 11pm or so. So, dont know about how it is in rooms above, but can only think that noise would only happen during or a short time after show times. And after 11pm, all should be quiet with regard to the theather. Not sure how it is on other class ships, though it should be quiet after showtime.
  8. I have only cruised in the Caribbean, so my choices would be St Martin, San Juan, and Barbados. Some of the places that people mention above in Europe, I have visited before, not on cruises, and Croatia would be top on my list for those places, as well as anywhere in Italy. But love St Martin, San Juan and Barbados, among my cruise port favorites for a land vacation.
  9. I admit to not being a business expert, but at this point in time, I dont think that Carnival Corp is alone in this situation. Other cruise lines, major hotel chains and restaurant chains, airlines, so many business are facing a huge loss these days, and may mean great changes to whether they remain solvent or not, or have to regroup and whatever to stay in a position to reopen operations when it is feasible. JMHO.
  10. my staycation is at home, my house, my back yard, my front yard and porch. Same as it has been for the last four years. I have not been able to travel for my own reasons, being caregiver to elderly parents. Some things have changed here for me. For one, I am down to one remaining parent, having lost one three weeks ago. I am in no hurry to try to travel anywhere, and even if I could , I am limited to where I or we can go. Borders are closed between countries, and even some provinces here. Having still one parent to look after, I dont even entertain the idea of travelling, even to a neary
  11. thanks for posting this.. yes certainly good news amid all the bad. As others say, Carnival crews are the best, always there to help and do their best.
  12. Now that looks like a great resort Tapi! Wish I had something like that two hours away from home LOL!
  13. I would choose Freedom 8 day cruise, both because 8 days better than 6 for a cruise IMO, and also for the itinerary. I have been on Freedom twice, only ship I have sailed on twice, and would have no hesitation to do a third given the right opportunity. I really dont know anything about Horizon or that class of ship, have not been on , so cant comment on the ship that way, but I find 6 day cruises are over before you know it. Whichever you choose, I wish you a great cruise.
  14. friendly staff. great food, MDR, seaday brunch, even lido. decent prices. even solo at 200pc, was doable for me.
  15. I once saw a lady wearing twinkle lights in her hair on elegant night. I made no judgement about it, but just wondered how it was powered, ie, usually you have to have lights plugged into something. She had a very shimmery dress on as well. Again no judgement. I thought that she was just enjoying the dress up evening to the fullest. Yes, she got a lot of attention, and looks, mostly positive ones and smiles. I on the other hand would look rather dull on elegant night, while I adhere to the rules of dress, I will almost always just blend in to the background LOL. We are all different, bu
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