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pyropoodle

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About pyropoodle

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    Cool Cruiser

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    NYC via Alabama
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    Karaoke
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere warm

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  1. pyropoodle

    Captains Suite

    you also have to remember the taxes and fees. that could add another $1,000 if you have the money, go for it if you don't, then I think what you have is perfectly fine. I like the idea of closing the door to the kids and the 2nd bathroom. it's a big room, for sure, but it isn't AMAZING, so it's not something I would book if I had the money. especially with no real balcony to use, I don't think it's worth it.
  2. pyropoodle

    Dang government shutdown!

    thanks for the explanation. wonder where the OP falls on that. at any rate, shutdowns aside, this is why I always, always, always try to pay my cruises off as far ahead as I can. I don't want any kind of money emergency to hit me at the last minute. we don't have a lot, and we book far in advance so we can pay a little at a time, but any extra moula we have goes towards my dream of getting on that boat and relaxing!
  3. pyropoodle

    Dang government shutdown!

    Thanks for that info. Looks like the OP might want to settle in for a bit while it's still closed. I don't see Trump budging (and he shouldn't IHMO) but if money is tight for the moment, the op might want to look into that. but keep in mind, they'd have to pay it back later.
  4. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    I personally gave Carnival's website 20,000 clicks and refreshes yesterday!
  5. pyropoodle

    Dang government shutdown!

    correct me if I'm wrong (and I might because I'm not a government worker), but I thought that while the shutdown was happening, those who are working with no paycheck are eligible for unemployment benefits. at the end of the shutdown, they will then get back pay. I have a friend who is a govt worker and this is what she is currently doing. I know the unemployment benes aren't a lot, but it's something in her pocket and she's looking forward to the back pay kicking in. is that not how it is for all govt workers who aren't getting paid?
  6. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    It is super frustrating..As long as it's a positive announcement, I can wait. if they announce that the ship is delayed until 2021 or that construction had to stop because they ran out of blue paint, well, at that point, I'd be disappointed for sure.
  7. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    a haiku while we wait......... Where can it be John We await Mardi Gras news We need it today
  8. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    yes, he hasn't even mentioned anything mardi gras related today that I've seen. FRUSTRATINGGGGG
  9. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    I have been refreshing my email for my "exclusive offer" and stalking the carnival website ALL DAY waiting for this. I bet the announcement happens when I'm commuting home (1 1/2 hours). that would be my luck
  10. pyropoodle

    Behind the Scenes Tour and Camp Ocean

    All I remember is on my last cruise, they had it at the exact same time as the Dr Seuss brunch. it was a bummer, but I sent my hubby on the tour and I took my son to the breakfast. we all had a great time, but I would have liked for my hubs to be with us as well. and before anyone gets upset that my hubs went on the tour, instead of spending quality breakfast time with his child, don't be upset. he HATES cruising and only does it for me because I love it. I promised him that I would book him the tour to keep him occupied because he really likes that kind of stuff. it was more important to me that he have a good time than being at breakfast with us. besides, my mother joined us and my son was 2 1/2 and doesn't remember it anyway. we'll try again on the next cruise.
  11. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    John Heald posted something this morning about Mardi Gras news coming out tomorrow, so i reckon we'll see.
  12. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    ....and i hope that the areas of the ship on the side (if i book a port or starboard room) the areas that sort of stand out away from the ship as opposed to the balconies that are more tucked into the ship, i hope they aren't all suites. i have 2 cruises booked and they are both suites and my hubby will kill me if i book another suite so soon, and if i'm dead, i cannot cruise. this is a fact
  13. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    i can tell from the pic of the new ship that the balconies don't extend all the way to the back, that there is some sort of deck there, but the higher up you are in the ship, the ( i don't know how to explain this in words) better the angle is in viewing the water below.
  14. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    I've never stayed in an aft, so this would be my first time if i decide to book it and if it's availalbe, so i can't really speak to that. i guess what i'm talking about is on the horizon. there is this walkway, kind of crew area just off of the aft balcony, so you don't really have a direct line of sight down to the water. i'm going to try to attach a pic...The white area is past the railing on the balcony, so you can't look down from your balcony railing and see water. you have to look out to see water. it might be a minor thing, but i'm used to having balconies that have an unobstructed view straight down to water, even though i've never had an aft, so i don't even really know if that is a thing that is available back there. eta..this is a pic, i believe while the ship was still being set up, so the balconies extend farther than this, but there is still a strip of white probably 2-3 feet wide at least, maybe more. so, no direct line of sight. if that makes sense. and these are specifically the aft balconies of the family harbor, which i am hoping to look at.
  15. pyropoodle

    Mardi Gras

    yes, I've been to the carnival website 100 times today... (and in the last few days if I'm honest,) just to see what the deck plans might be like. I'm most likely going to book a family harbor dealio (if there is one) but I want to see ship location. I've never cruised below deck 6 so if it's on say, deck 2, I don't know what that would be like. and if there is an aft balcony, but it's not overlooking the water directly (like, if it is overlooking some kind of crew pathway instead of straight down to water) I have zero interest in that. but I wanna know what is going to be available so I can get my booking finger ready when it's time to pull the trigger.
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