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FlaGrl4Evr

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    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Interests
    Reading, Rock and Gem collecting, hiking, kayaking, dogs and dog parks
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Love Cozumel

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  1. I'm not sure, but I may be the only one not stressing-out over some of the recent changes. Some of the changes I'm not too crazy about but I'm just going to go with the flow. Just curious if there are any other cruisers that may feel the same way? . Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  2. My friend, who has a Peruvian passort, and I sailed to Cozumel in January. He was asked for his passport and S&S card while I only was asked for my S&S card. This was not entering the ship but rather at the entrance to the dock area. I'm not saying this is the norm, but more so sharing our experience. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  3. OP I've stopped booking balcony cabins for the exact reasons that you mentioned. I now only book OV. I also book them on the Riveria deck, which in my opinion, seems to be a little more quiet. Everyone has their own opinion on balcony cabins, but I don't miss them one bit. Additionally, try sailing during late October and right after Thanksgiving. Also certain times in January are less stressful. I sailed on the Paradise January 26 sailing and it was less crowded and crazy compared to Spring break and Summer. I also enjoy the Fantasy class ships much more than the larger ships with all of the bells & whistles. Everyone has their favorite class of ship so it's just a matter of what features are most important to the cruiser. 😊 Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  4. This was from the Paradise but I believe that all of the ships may carry the same items. . Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
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  9. These 3 hotels all have almost identical cruise pkgs. 1) Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phone: (813) 287-8585 Address: 3025 N Rocky Point Dr E, Tampa, FL 33607 2) Hampton Rocky Point 3) Chase Suites Rocky Point I've stayed at the Holiday Inn twice and had a positive experience. I would however, go with the best rate. All 3 are next to each other with a Bahama Breeze Restaurant adjacent to the parking lot. They all have an airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast and a roundtrip shuttle to/from the port...Back to the hotel or to Tampa Airport. Not all cruise hotels have the airport shuttle or the shuttle back after the cruise. I, personally, like having everything rolled into one package. Rocky Point Island us 5 minutes from the airport and a 15 min shuttle to the port. All 3 hotels plus the restaurant overlook Tampa Bay....It's a very pretty view and perfect pre cruise. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  10. Another vote for QLS...Best customer service ever !! Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  11. I've booked both but have come to really love the OV cabins. I just adore the big window and even though I somewhat miss the sound and feel of the ocean I do not miss the slamming balcony doors, occasional annoying cabin neighbors etc. Plus..... I save a little $$ by doing so. I'm just curious if any other cruisers feel the same ? Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  12. I also love the tables near the Coffee Cafe. The only downfall is that that tabletops are small. This pic was on the Paradise. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  13. I sailed the Paradise last month and agree... having Brandon as the CD was awesome....he put fun in the Fun- Ship. He had a certain charisma that really seems to pump- up the guests. I hope to see him again. Thank you for the great review. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  14. If you're arriving late and just want a clean , decent hotel in a good area, try the LaQuinta Tampa Airport. They have a courtesy airport shuttle and complementary breakfast. The hotel is adjacent to a 24 hr IHOP and across from the International Plaza Mall that has lots of restaurants with some open late. The rates here are very good so for what you save take Uber or a Taxi to the port. I do believe the hotel offers a shuttle to the port for a few $ per person....So just weigh out the cost of that -vs- Uber or a cab. Have fun Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
  15. Yes, they were in the Brown packets... I used it on my oatmeal each morning. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Forums mobile app
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