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    Coastal GA USA
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    Photography, needlework, reading
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    Celebrity, Princess, and the ones too expensive for me to cruise on...
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    Any place I haven't already been

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  1. It is my understanding that some do live onboard. But others treat their 'apartments' as rentals or timeshares. It is also my understanding that meals are not included, and some units have kitchens where people prefer to do their own cooking. That would mean going ashore and shopping for groceries, etc. Can't do that if no port will let you ashore. EM
  2. Yes, cabins this far forward will have noise and vibration from the thrusters when docking. and leaving, and turning. We also had an OV cabin a bit further back that was right over the tender platform, so we had tender noise all day. That time they were using two tender platforms. That would also depend on which side of the ship they were using for tendering that day. EM
  3. I do not sail NCL. However, I have visited those ports on other ships/lines, and would not sail a ship that large on an itinerary with the possibility of three tender ports. Santorini is always a tender port. Kotor will be also, with such a large ship. Mykonos too, depending on who else is in port that day. Just my experience. EM
  4. What I am not understanding is...If your deadline for final payment was 26 May - was this the cruise line deadline, or the agency deadline? Sometimes agencies want payment a week or two in advance of cruise line deadline. But if you paid the agency in time, but they did not forward the payment to the cruise line, why did the line not cancel your reservation for non-payment? Or was the actual cruise line deadline after the date (16 June) they cancelled the cruise? EM
  5. It sounds like you are on Carnival. It used to be that you could do online checkin as soon as your cruise appeared in your cruise manager. But a year or so ago Carnival changed it to the date final payment is due, or (I think) 60 days before sailing. And at that time you get your arrival appointment at the pier. It is not absolutely necessary to do this online checkin, but it will save time at the pier if you have already inputted your passport and payment info... EM
  6. I believe there is/are lawsuits against Princess in Australia. EM
  7. Just for your information...It's called cornhole because originally the 'bean bags' were filled with dried corn. EM
  8. I'm on a PC using Chrome, but I think it also happens on my ipad. I don't often do CC on my ipad but when I do it in safari. EM
  9. Roll calls are not listed/started by CC or the Mods. They are created by people sailing on that cruise. Seeing that there is no roll call for your dates, as is often the case with cruises shorter than 7 days, you can start one yourself, using the date format of previous roll calls on that forum: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/257-carnival-paradise-roll-calls/ Roll calls using the date format you used in your thread title often will not populate in the roll call finder tool. The mods might choose to move your post to the roll call forum, but it would be better to start a new one there. EM
  10. Neither. I would say 'I'm going to wait awhile longer'. EM
  11. They should sue Argentina, where the virus came onto the ship. EM
  12. There's still a bit of activity. Disney Wonder transitted... The last couple of days Carnival lines ships have been shuttling tenders into Amador. Oosterdam, Koningsdam, Grand and Star Princess, Seabourn Sojourn. They have now taken their poaces back in the anchorage, and Imagination and Inspiration have taken their places. Miracle is on her way back from Cabo, and Regent Seven Seas Splendor is headed there, too. EM
  13. A short time ago, Carnival Miracle offloaded crew at Fuerte Amador (Panama), they were taken on chartered buses to the Atlantic side and boarded Carnival Glory enroute to probably Barbados. Currently, outside Fuerte Amador are Grand and Star Princess, Koningsdam and Oosterdam, and Seabourn Sojourn. Last night and tonight tenders have been busy going from ship to ship, and ship to shore. There is no sign of a ship on the Atlantic side...Other than Wind Star... EM
  14. How much longer for her to be considered a citizen? EM
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