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  1. Boarding the Conquest this Saturday (8 day Southern - same length, different ports) - looking forward to reading more (and what night's were elegant nights :D).
  2. Getting ready for our third cruise in October. First one was just hubby and me. We did late seating and sat with a lovely family of 3. Second cruise was with our kids and we did early. 5 of us so had our own table. This was perfect for the later kids programs and we wanted the kids to experience the traditional dining option. This time we are doing YTD (hubby, me, and another couple). At a stage in my life where I want to have more flexibility in choosing when we go to dinner [emoji6]. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. No worries! Thanks for sending them! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. When in doubt, reach out to your travel agent with 20+ years of cruise experience! Her response: “The price is inclusive of the tax & service fee $131.00 for Basic Package $193.00 for the Premium Package When you purchase onboard you’ll see the Basic Package COST + the tax + the 15% fee which when added up =’s the above prices. When you purchase in advance they just quote you the TOTAL price and run it for that amount.” Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. Can someone confirm if the coffee bar has “loyalty”/punch cards? My BBF sent a screenshot from another cruise site saying you could get a “buy 6, get the 7th free” from the barista... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. He said there is no gratuity and no service fee because a service is not rendered. I am going to wait till I get on the ship to purchase and will get complete confirmation then, I am sure. I even asked if the 15% came into play when you redeem the coupon in the MDR and he said no. I would hope the CSR would be able to answer questions accurately :-). That said - I found a site that has the prices I was quoted (77 & 131 and 114/193) that said the 15% gratuity was already added in for those rates, so I think my per bottle calculation if purchasing the package is correct. (And are we all thoroughly confused now, LOL?) ;-)
  7. So, I called fun shops this morning. There is no additional service fee on the package price. You do not pay sales tax if you purchase through fun shops or on the ship. I am assuming that when you buy a bottle of wine individually in the MDR or anywhere on the ship, that you would be charged the 15% service fee/gratuity. So this is how carnival can advertise up to 20% savings [emoji4] - You’re basically saving the service fee plus a few bucks per bottle over all. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Do you mean that the Cruise the Vineyard price already has the 15% gratuity factored in?
  9. So, because I am a geek, I did the math, and the 3 bottle deals are cheaper per bottle than the 5 bottle packages: Basic 3: 25.67 per bottle Basic 5: 26.20 per bottle Premium 3: 38.00 per bottle Premium 5: 38.60 per bottle Anyone know if you can purchase the 3 bottle and then purchase another 3 bottle later? Also, do they show the "Carnival Retail" bottle prices when they make the offer in the MDR? Thanks!
  10. Haven’t been on a cruise since 2009, but I plan to dress up for the elegant nights. I love it! I will wear a gown for the first and a nice black dress for the second. Hubby will wear a suit for first then probably ditch the jacket or tie for the second. My best friend and her hubby are planning to do the same. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Thanks, Sent from my iPad using Forums
  12. A recent bar menu I saw listed it for $2.95, but with Cheers it should be included as a non-alcoholic beverage. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  13. I just made the cost cell a formula - =sum(51.95*2) [emoji4] (I think I remembered the cost per person correctly… Not looking at the sheet at this moment). Then I filled in what I thought my spouse and I would drink and for us, looks like we are better purchasing à la cart. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. So, I've been trying to do the math and some of the bottles on the list don't equate to anywhere close to 20% off. Anyone have a recent wine list with bottle prices? (I'm a geek and like to know what I am buying before I buy it!)
  15. Thanks! Is it only available the first night? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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