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  1. I received the reminder email today, too. Love their persistence.🙄 "Hello! Just a friendly reminder that you are being invited to participate in a brief survey about vacations to help shape the future of travel. The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete..."
  2. I got the survey yesterday. Ignored it because it looked like SPAM. Even knowing it is legit, I'm not going to take it. I had a November 2020 cruise booked, but Lift-and-Shifted it to November 2021.
  3. I was on this cruise. I don't have a lot of time right now to read this whole thread and to stick around for a lot of chatting (only have a few days turn around time between this cruise and a fly-to trip to Abaco - I'm in exhausted, rushed unpack-clean-and-repack mode). But I'll answer questions and clarify where I can. Our original ports were supposed to be Amber Cove (January 13th) and Grand Turk (January 14th). We missed both. Nassau was added (as announced in a letter from the Captain on the 14th) in order to give us a port day. We stopped in Nassau on January 15th, which would have originally been our final Sea Day before docking back at Port Canaveral on January 16th. I have the Fun Times, but I'm sorry, I don't have time to photo them and load them. But make sure you catch "Power of Two", the Filipino duo that is just as good as the great Filipino house bands of Carnival days gone by. Ashera (the female half of the duo) is a powerhouse of talent! They usually play at the Drama Bar (Casino Bar), on Deck 9. I do not feel the same about this as the OP. Although my family and I were all disappointed to have missed both of our scheduled ports for this sailing, we realize 'stuff' happens and aren't looking for any more compensation than the refunded port fees, Shore Excursion purchases, and $50 per PAX per Port OBC that Carnival already gave us. It would have been nice to get 25% discount on a future cruise or whatever (especially if that would be 25% off what we paid for this cruise toward the next, because it was four of us in a Grand Suite🤑), but I don't feel entitled to that or any thing else. It was a disappointment. We were not injured or wronged in any way.
  4. I LOVE that show (new season comes out tomorrow!)! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her wardrobe! But I could never fit into it - she's like a size zero.😮 And I'm so so not. I don't like the way my legs look in shorts so I don't ever wear them except for gardening in my back yard. I sometimes wear capris, and will pack one pair for each cruise, but no shorts. Other than the retro-style dresses, all my sundresses and skirt ensembles are very comfortable and easy to wear.
  5. Thanks! I'm really into the 1950s - early 60s fitted bodice/circle skirt belted sundresses and cocktail dresses. I just love the classic, flattering, feminine lines of them. I even wear crinolines with them, to get the fabulous full skirt effect. I forgot to add in my previous post, to fully answer the OP: these are what I wear during the day. I change for dinner, into a more evening-appropriate dress, then I stay in that dress for all evening shows, entertainment, etc. I don't use the ship's pools or hot tubs, so I won't be seen wearing a swimsuit onboard. And I never wear flip-flops. During the day, I'll be wearing sandals or wedges. In the evening: strappy heels, pumps, or dressy wedges.
  6. I'm so saddened by this. My prayers and sympathy to Jack and all his family. Topher was the best goodwill ambassador any beach bar (or any place at all, for that matter) could have had. He has added immeasurably to our enjoyment of our many visits to Jack's Shack over the years. He will be sorely missed by thousands from all over the world. I was just one month away from being able to hang out with him for two days on my BTB.
  7. For Sea Days, I'll generally wear sundresses like these: Or, if I'm feeling more casual, a peasant skirt with a fitted top, something like this:
  8. Would it be cheating to tell you that Eurodam is passing you right about now to your port, doing 21.5 knots to your 15? But that AotS is only doing 12 and you're leaving her in your wake?
  9. I wasn't aware that using an available resource to answer your request for information was cheating. I didn't know we were playing a game. I was answering a query correctly. I guess that is not what you were looking for. I apologize.
  10. If they are the ones behind you right now, Eurodam and Allure of The Seas. ETA: In that order (Eurodam is closest to you, with AotS behind her).
  11. Nope, Sky Princess is currently moored in Ft Lauderdale. It was Regal Princess.
  12. Marine traffic Dot Com says Regal Princess is the ship just ahead of you (ship closest to you), doing 19.8 knots to your 14.6 knots, so she probably passed you.
  13. I use one like this: I used to use a pouch style case. But a couple years ago I upgraded to this style because I wanted the rigidity to help prevent my jewelry from being crushed if an accident occurs with my backpack in which I carry all my valuables when boarding and debarking. This case is about 5" x 5" x 2", and fits easily into the cabin safe.
  14. I'd be too afraid that my toothbrush would be used to scrub the toilet after I did that. Just as I am very hesitant to send food back at a restaurant. I'm half-joking about this. But only half. I just choose to manage the situation the best I can without complaining to management while the steward still has access to my personal items. Incidentally, I do the Embarkation Day meet-and-request, too. With every steward, every cruise, and I am always polite whilst making my very few requests, as well as in every interaction I have with them. The Room Steward that rehung my soiled towels was no exception to this practice and treatment. He just chose to do what he did anyway.
  15. I certainly don't want to make the cabin steward's (or, in the case of the hotel, the housekeeping staff's) job harder than it already is. But even more so, I don't want to stick my face in a dirty towel again. Although it is true that with an obvious wet spot, the towel is going to be a tiny bit heavier to lift, this is an added burden I am willing to place on my steward. I tip well and keep a tidy room. In fact, in many ways, I leave my hotel room / cruise cabin cleaner than I found it. They can handle a few extra ounces of water weight from my towels. I have been the victim of this nasty practice more than once, when I was following the hotel's and cruise ship's stated towel protocol (hanging up, I'll reuse it / laying on the floor, please replace it). The stewards/ housekeepers that did it knew they were "cheating". Would requesting clean towels every day out loud from the people that did this have changed anything? I doubt it. I was already making the request by following the protocol printed in the bathroom. So I will henceforth make certain that I never again put my face or clean hands into a dirty towel that has been laying on the bathroom floor.🤢
  16. I've had this happen on a cruise and at a 4-Star hotel, as well. To prevent this disgusting housekeeping cheat from ever happening to me again, I now wet every used towel by passing it through running water from the sink before placing it on the floor. The towel is not then thoroughly soaked, but has an unmistakable large-enough, wet-enough area to keep the steward from attempting to rehang it.
  17. Crud.😕 I just noticed I left out an important word. The above should read: "I love your attitude and that you made conscious decisions, fully knowing the pros and cons, with no regret!"
  18. Thank you, SailorMarg for the review and the update. I love your attitude and that you made conscious, fully knowing the pros and cons, with no regret! Good on you! I'm sure those pounds will drop off quickly. It's scary how fast they pile on when we take a break from keto!😮 But most of it is what I think of as "temporary weight" and doesn't stick to us when we get back in the groove of our regular way of eating. Thank you so much for sharing this cruising perspective and experience!
  19. If, by chance, you ever experience the sewer gas smell coming from your cabin's bathroom, try pouring a few glasses of water down the bathroom floor drain. This will often solve the problem. The gas-blocking water in the trap can evaporate over time and allow the stench to come through. Adding water seals it back in again.
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