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  1. We have had Vista Suites on both the Miracle and the Spirit. Normally, Decks 6 or 7 (both Port and Starboard sides). Loved the layouts for both of those decks on the Spirit Class ships. We recently (Feb 2020) were in Vista Suite 5295 on the Miracle, during her San Diego to Miami Panama Canal Full Transit. It is indeed a narrower stateroom and does not have the room/section dividers. Seemed a bit claustrophobic, compared to the other Vista Suites. We will (hopefully-COVID permitting) be cruising to Alaska for 11 days on the Miracle, in August 2021 out of San Francisco, this time on Deck 4 (4237). We have done a lot of research over the years and agree that Deck 4, on the Spirit Class ships, offers the best overall layouts for the Vista Suites....Love those Aft Wrap balconies! There are a lot of videos available for the Vista Suites, in addition to other stateroom categories, on a variety of deck plan related websites. Happy Hunting!
  2. No. We just made the reservation (just like the old days). We will pay on board with our S&S at the time of the dinner.
  3. Took your advice and used the email address you provided. There are currently three (3) dinner seating times available for our November 2020 sailing on the Panorama: 5:30PM, 7:15PM and 9:00PM. We were able to make our reservations. The process only took a total of four (4) days. Two days to respond to our initial email request to see if there were any available slots and then two days to receive our confirmation. Pretty quick turnaround time. Thank you again for your original post regarding this. It was most helpful.
  4. Thank you for the information! Did you ask for a specific date and time in your email request to them?
  5. Are you only able to make your WiFi plan purchase once you are on board? I'm not finding an option to pre-purchase it on the Disney Cruise website, under our reservation or under the on board gifts section.
  6. What was the email address that you used, when you made your Bonsai Teppanyaki reservation for the Panorama?
  7. The terminal opens at 10:30 AM on cruise days. Access to the terminal is by status/check-in time (Priority, FTTF, etc). Wedding parties are normally allowed into the terminal first before anyone else.
  8. According to CCL, there is a "glitch" in the system with respect to being able to make online reservations for any of the specialty restaurants on board the Panorama. The only exception being the new Carnival Kitchen venues, these are all currently available for online reservations. We are sailing on the Panorama on 14 November 2020 and were able to make all of our Carnival Kitchen reservations. The CCL folks we talked to indicated it may take several weeks to address/fix the online reservation issue for the traditional Specialty Restaurants (JiJI's. Teppanyaki, Chef's Table, Steakhouse and the Italian restaurant.) They advised to keep checking the website periodically. Hope this helps.
  9. We sailed on the Miracle in a Vista Suite back in 2013 and are also booked in two different Vista Suites on the Miracle, in Feb 2020 and Aug 2021. Both have priority boarding, among other amenities. I checked an amenity description of a Vista Suite on the Pride and provided an image of it here (go to the Deck Plans for the Pride, select your stateroom and review what you get), and it also shows priority check-in and boarding, in addition to the other amenities we have. If you have questions/concerns, contact CCL and ask them directly. Hope this helps. Have a great cruise!
  10. Here is the breakout (according to the current Deck Plans for the Mardi Gras) for the maximum number of passengers that can be booked into a given AFT Excel Suite by stateroom: 9501: 5 9504: 3 10495: 3 10492: 2 11501: 3 11506: 2 12503: 4 12502: 2 14517: 2 14498: 5 15495: 2 15478: 2
  11. Depending upon the Deck and Stateroom you selected, the Excel Aft Suites can hold 2, 3, 4, or 5 passengers. The easiest way to tell is to go to the CCL web site, select the Mardi Gras and then go to her deck plans. Once there, select the respective deck(s) the Excel Aft Suites are located on and then select the particular room you are wanting to look at. You will get a listing of the maximum amount of passengers that particular stateroom will hold, along with a variety of other information regarding the stateroom amenities, etc. Hope this helps, Enjoy!
  12. You are correct. U74 is the room I was referring to as adjoining ours. My error.
  13. Currently on the Imagination, Grand Suite U70. There IS in fact a divider that can be opened between our GS and the adjacent GS (U72). Hope this helps.
  14. I've viewed a variety of videos of the Grand Suites on the Imagination (we will be sailing on her in a GS on 17 November 2019). From what I could tell, the partitions do not appear to to be openable. We will know more once we embark.
  15. Bigger is not necessarily better....We like the Spirit Class ships. Great layout and by far, the easiest ones to navigate. Enlarge the Class a bit, but keep the same basic design.
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