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  1. Finally back home after my 19 day transatlantic from Copenhagen to New Orleans. I think I’ll stick to shorter cruises from now on. After we did the European ports, we had 7 consecutive sea days. We were supposed to stop in Punta Delgada, Azores, but high winds kept us from entering the harbor, so the captain decided to sail straight to Bermuda. Experienced my first hurricane at sea. Over 100 knot winds and large swells. Named Hurricane Pablo, it made history as the farthest east forming hurricane ever recorded, just northeast of the Azores. Now I can concentrate on my 2020 cruises. Less than a year away from our fabulous cruise on the beautiful Carnival Mardi Gras. But for now, we’ll have to deal with old man winter. Keep warm everyone. Rich
  2. That will give me enough time to decide where I want to eat. I’m currently enroute to Fort Lauderdale to catch my flight to Copenhagen. We sail Sunday back to New Orleans on a 19-day transatlantic cruise. Have a great Halloween.
  3. If you are referring to a Meet and Greet as the group, there isn’t one set up yet. If you are referring to a rollcall, you are already in the group.
  4. You are guaranteed to get the category cabin you booked, but as you stated, the location may not be where you wanted to be. Inform your cruise consultant where you want to be, and hopefully they can assign you a cabin near that area when rooms are available for assignment.
  5. Welcome to the rollcall. I too am a 40 year federal service retiree, so we are also seniors. We love cruising, and now we can go whenever we want.
  6. Royal Caribbean just built a new terminal there, so Carnival may need to upgrade theirs. I’ve sailed NCL and Carnival out of Port Miami. Thinking about doing one of RCI’s mega ships just to see what they are like. I think Symphony of the Seas is home ported there now.
  7. Currently, Terminal 3 will be used exclusively for Mardi Gras. Has anything been said about other LNG fueled ships using this terminal in the future? I would think since Carnival is the parent company of so many cruise lines that other new ships may be home ported in Port Canaveral to take advantage of the LNG fueling capability. That would be a boom for Cocoa Beach and Orlando. Time will tell.
  8. Yeah, that loud noise that you can hear two rooms down. I hate to flush after my 2 a.m. potty break, but you just have to do it. Sorry neighbors. I don’t know where you find this stuff, but it makes for interesting conversation.
  9. I suppose the people who designed this bulb knew what they were talking about. To me it appears the difference in drag would be minimal. But hey, who am I to argue with the experts. It just looks cool gliding through the water. Thanks for the explanation. Next week we’ll discuss why toilets make so much noise on a cruise ship. Probably has something to do with vacuum and suction. 😄
  10. Hopefully they know where this piece goes. Never quite figured out how the bulbous bow actually helps the ship. Any navigation buffs want to educate me. Compared to the lift next to it, this thing is enormous. Rich
  11. WOW. Now that’s what I call a waiting lounge. Carnival is going way out for this new ship. Can’t wait to check in at the new terminal and then get on the new ship. Only a year to go. Rich
  12. Hopefully this is a test track to make sure it works before it goes on the ship. Wonder if that is PVC pipe. Probably not. Doesn’t look like a scary ride, but when you’re sitting on top of a cruise ship, that adds a whole different perspective.
  13. Yeah, as soon as it was announced, people started booking. Get a guaranteed cabin and maybe something will come available later that you can upgrade to. There will probably be cancellations before final payment is due.
  14. That’s a quick way to put a building together. Just don’t drop it.
  15. Well, in about 13 months we’ll be cruising on the beautiful new Mardi Gras. I booked this cruise last December when the schedule first came out. Like me, I’m sure all of you are getting excited about this cruise. And in order to get organized for on board activities, I am asking for a volunteer to set up and organize a Meet and Greet aboard the ship as well as a pre-boarding dinner the evening before we board, maybe a Slot Pull or Cabin Crawl. I am not that tech savvy to set up spreadsheets for the activities on this site. I don’t even know how to post photos like some of are doing. So if you have previous experience setting up a Meet and Greet, and would be interested in taking on this task, please go for it. I will assist wherever I can. Thanks. Rich
  16. Okay, I watched the video again and saw some RVs in the Park. Glad to see they are not affecting the Park with this new terminal.
  17. Well I’m glad to see the parking garage got bigger. It’s going to be a large terminal for a large ship. Do you know if Jetty Park is still accessible to the public. I don’t see any RV’s parked nearby.
  18. And how many of those go on the ship? That’s a big engine for sure.
  19. Well, Dorian was a terrible start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Hopefully, we won’t see another like that one for the rest of the season. We have a new Invest 94L and one by Puerto Rico to watch for. September is peak hurricane season as you may know. I have a cruise next month from Copenhagen to New Orleans, so we are hoping the season will end soon.
  20. That would be so cool to sail on MG2. Start saving your change and book when you can, if not this cruise, then whenever you can. Hope to see you on our rollcall soon.
  21. Are you sailing on the August cruise in Europe also. I don’t think Copenhagen is on the itinerary for this cruise.
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