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About Essiesmom

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    Coastal GA USA
  • Interests
    Photography, needlework, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Princess, and the ones too expensive for me to cruise on...
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Any place I haven't already been

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  1. Essiesmom

    Picture of Blowdryer in Edge staterooms?

    Blow dryer is at the desk. I think VT may have posted a pic in one of her threads. EM
  2. Essiesmom

    Solstice Class - Team Earth vs. Hideaway

    On Equinox the Captain's Club rep and Future cruise person are located there. Maybe not the exact offices, but there are two there. Nothing like the Hideaway. No coffee machine. EM
  3. Essiesmom

    Equinox NFL football

    Doubtful. I see it is on Fox, and I don't remember it being one of the channels available. Sports24 and ESPN back in August. Same channels in cabins and Gastro Pub. EM
  4. Essiesmom

    Need info & tips for FEB 2020 Panama Cruise

    Check out this website to see who is transiting and when. There may be some NCL ships that don't show up on the schedule. https://www.cruisetimetables.com/cruises-to-panama-canal-cruising-canal.html
  5. Essiesmom

    Need info & tips for FEB 2020 Panama Cruise

    There is no best side for the canal...except for OUTside. You do not want to spend your transit on your balcony as you would miss 75% of the scenery and activity. I assume you are looking at Carnival Glory out of NOLA, which would be a partial transit through the new locks. Personally, interesting as they are, I would choose a ship that uses the old locks for my first experience. If you are set on Carnival, I would push the vacation to two weeks and take Miracle on a full transit from San Diego to Miami. I have done full transits on Oosterdam, Infinity, Carnival Splendor (new locks) and a partial transit on Carnival Pride. Neither Carnival transit will call at a port in Panama. On Pride, we were very close to the walls of the canal, and people who just wanted to 'touch Panama' were reaching out to touch the wall. My are wasn't quite long enough...but I've been ashore there on other transits.
  6. Essiesmom

    Wheelchair Assistance for Embarkation in NOLA (NCL)

    Although this is the proper place for this question, you might also ask it on the Gulf Coast Departures board, under North American Homeports: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/316-gulf-coast-departures/
  7. Essiesmom

    Waiver of single cruiser supplement

    A 50% single supplement is a bargain. Most single occupancy cabins are actually priced at 150% of the double per person rate. They really aren't much of a bargain. EM
  8. If you are liking the idea of the Haven on NCL, you should look into sailing MSC in the Yacht Club. I could never aspire to it, but from what I read on the MSC board here it blows the Haven out of the water at a much lower cost. Divina, Seaside and Meraviglia will be sailing from Miami and on Divina you could get an 11 day cruise to the southern Caribbean with a call at Colon, Panama where you could take a tour to see the Panama Canal. EM
  9. Essiesmom

    Can I get off ship without passport

    Every time in Bermuda and Nassau. EM
  10. Silver Spirit was supposed to join you at noon...Di something scare her off? Maybe she heard about the creatures in Eden...
  11. A bit windy, but folks are dining? on the Magic Carpet...
  12. Essiesmom

    Horizon December 15 Questions

    As far as sailaway goes, it usually happens just after the muster(safety) drill, so I don't think there is any getting there 'early'. I have been onboard when the safety drill was dragged out by laggards, and the ship sailed during the drill. EM
  13. Essiesmom

    plug doesn't fit in bathroom

    There is something about those dual voltage bathroom outlets...There have been some that I tried to plug a nightlight into and just couldn't get the prongs to go in. Is there something about a shaver plug/prongs that is different? I solved the problem by getting a nightlight with euro prongs. EM
  14. You look lovely in Key West, even without sunshine EM
  15. Essiesmom

    Pier B Key West

    Only the smallest ships can use the Mallory Square pier. Port schedule for Key West has Equinox at the Pier B, Disney Wonder at Old Mole. EM https://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/egov/documents/1544038684_57306.htm