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  1. At least they aren't sitting in an envelope outside your cabin in the mail holder for anyone to take like they do on all Carnival ships. You use the paper boarding pass to get on board and if your picture isn't on file they take it at document check before security. Then retake it since my wife failed to upload when they scan your boarding pass at the gangway and she wasn't the only one.
  2. I can't agree more. Couldn't get my wife and my order on the same shipment and paid twice for shipping. Now I know accessories can be purchased on board, won't do that again. I'm a sail and sign in the wallet type, no lanyard wanted the clip thing and surprise birthday card for wife. UGH!
  3. Also depends on how far out from your cruise. After final payment when they drop reservations for non-payment and then the last two weeks from cancellations when they try to resell them. I did get an upsell week before a cruise from inside to balcony for $130 a person, though it was sold as per person per day. I knew it was from someone who cancelled because the room was setup for four people at night and we had a four top all to ourselves and asked when the other two in our party were going to show up.
  4. It is the South Brooklyn route and would be the 3rd stop. Easy walk to the ship. You could also board at any other stop, ask for a transfer from the deckhand, if not using the NYC Ferry App, and transfer at wall street. I had friends board the express Sound View Route at 34th St (southbound), next stop was Wall Street and transferred to South Brooklyn. The other route from 34th Street routes are Astoria which will stop at Brooklyn Navy yard then Wall Street and the two that make multiple stops before Wall St. Lower East Side and East River. If you can handle your luggage between points, take a cab/uber to 34th Street from a Manhattan Hotel, a great way to start your sea voyage. Ferry's are airconditioned and even sell food/beverages on board.
  5. You can also go from any other Ferry stop and ask for free transfer if using paper ticket or transfer is on the app. 34th Street there is the express Astoria line that the next stop would be Wall Street and transfer to the south brooklyn ferry line. There is also the east side line that makes additional stops to Wall Street and then transfer at Wall street pier. Your backup can always be a cab or ride share.
  6. Does Princess still give you a plastic bag with your on board shop purchases but got rid of straws? All or nothing I would hope.
  7. Just off a Carnival cruise Memorial Day weekend, boxed cereal is gone, pens are gone. Still had one bar of soap not two but they don't have sink dispensers yet. Straws were by request only, no individual butter pads, I'm sure there were other things that I don't remember.
  8. I've gotten an UPSELL offer and my check-in hasn't even opened for the cruise in May. Inside to Ocean View for about $100 (don't remember) wasn't leaving the Lido deck though.
  9. Had a tablemate that worked for a cruise line security at corporate, loved her drink cards, she was on vacation anyway we were walking to dinner past a row of cabins and smelled "that smell". She excused herself and later on when she made it to dinner said she couldn't comment on what exactly happened but she said she informed the ships head of security and they contacted Bermudian authorities. Only can assume they came onboard to perform a search.
  10. Have insurance, don't arrive the day of sailing or sail from someplace south. Weather is changing, snow storm in NYC in October two years ago. One of the great things of a winter cruise is sailing down the Hudson in the dark with the City all lights all ablaze.
  11. 9/11 Museum last entry is before closing and has free admission on Tuesdays 5p to close. Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6 p.m. last entry) Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (7 p.m. last entry)
  12. Your JFK to Midtown is slightly off as you don't state the time you are traveling as there are extra fee all depending on time. Flat rate is $52 plus the $0.50 MTA State Surcharge and $0.30 Improvement Surcharge. Then there is the rush hour $4.50 surcharge 4p to 8p weekdays so your $59 should be $52.80 or $57.30 plus tolls and tips. See the NYC TLC Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/taxicab_rate.shtml
  13. During Hurricane Sandy I had the pleasure of being tied up in Boston during the storm and the days after we had four cruise ships calling. Carnival one came all the way from Florida just to reprovision as every port south of Boston was closed. Princes, RCL and two Carnival Ships.
  14. Actually, we have 16 Grid Lock Alert Days this year instead of the normal 10. NYC DOT Offical List: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/gridlockalert.shtml NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/nyregion/nyc-traffic-gridlock-alert-days.html
  15. Not likely, but definite. We go from 10 Grid Lock Alert Days to 16 this year. 1st one is this coming Monday with the UN General Assembly (I saw NYPD Harbor units were practicing today on the east river during my daily lunch walk). NYC DOT List: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/gridlockalert.shtml NY Times (Not fake news) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/nyregion/nyc-traffic-gridlock-alert-days.html
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