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  1. I have a friend from Germany who would like to join us on our cruise. He is here now with a passport and esta. We are going on a closed loop cruise out of Galveston on February 24.

    Carnival said we can add him now to the room, but could not give us an answer about required documentation.

    Will he also need a visa? He does not have one.

    He only has Passport and Esta.

    Thank you.

  2. I am taking two exchange students on cruise.

    We leave on December 17, 2016.

    Students are from Bolivia and Germany.

    Their visas will expire in June 2017, and most likely, the first week of June.

    We will go to Cozumel, Belize, and Costa Maya.

    We will be in Belize on December 20.


    I just read that Belize requires the passport to be valid six months after arrival date. I don't think either student will have six months validity. They will have five months and two or three weeks of validity.


    The students must arrive the week school starts in August 19. I told the students to try and get their visa to be valid through June 22, 2017, but they won't know until this summer.


    Any advice or suggestions? Thank You.

  3. Both students have M stamp on their Visa for multiple re-entry back in to USA.


    We were told we would need the VISA and passport for the cruise.


    The agency had us send them a form (DS-19) that they will sign and return to us. That was also needed for the Cruise. The placement agency said lots of students go on cruises to Mexico and they have not had any issues. I think we are fine now.

  4. I am taking a foreign exchange student from Ecuador on our next cruise. Prior to leaving Ecuador, she laminated her VISA. She had no problems with it at the airport.

    It is my understanding that it is not permissible to laminate a VISA, because that is considered tampering.

    Do you know if she will have trouble when she tries to board the ship in Galveston, Cozumel or Progresso? Thank You.

  5. Costa Maya is 1pm-8pm

    Belize is 7am-5pm

    Cozumel is 8am-4pm


    We just got a new email that has our itinerary and in the money column it says a "discount $227.13" so I assume that is how much extra we would have paid for the 6 day cruise, if that's what we had booked, but we did not get any increase in price of the cruise, nor did they charge us for the 6th day of optional gratuity.

  6. I received an email this morning from Carnival. The email informs me that they are changing the route of Liberty for December 2016 and we will have an additional FREE day added to our trip.

    We were to do a 5 day with stops at Progresso and Cozumel. Now it is a 6 day with stops at Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. :)

    We are two families going together. We had planned to do the Cheers package, but since we have 3 stops now and will be off the boat most of those day, it may be cheaper to just buy drinks as we want them.

    The sailing has been removed from the Carnival website now, but we are leaving December 17th.

  7. Do you have pictures of the balcony? I read it leads to the public deck, but the posts I found were several years old, so the pictures were no longer accessible to me. I tried to click the links, but it did not lead to pictures.

    Do you have any information or pictures to share? Thank you very much.

  8. We are booked for December 17, 2016 on Carnival Liberty, leaving out of Galveston. Today, I was going to check prices and the date and ship are missing from the selection. Should I be concerned?



    UPDATE: Never mind, after about 30 minutes, it showed back up.

  9. I have been asking my 44 year old husband for years to go on a cruise with me. He always has said No, until a few months ago when I told him it's our anniversary and he is going this time. He thought the ship would be rocking and there would be nothing of interest for him. He loved it and asked me today to book another trip. Here are his likes and dislikes.


    Liked: Ship was steady, Cheers program, Balcony, Good Food and Music, EA Sports Bar, Guys Burgers, Jen, Sleeping in, Lido Deck, Bingo, Servers, Comedy Club-Family and Adult themed shows, having a private dining table,(I was upset that we did not get to share a table with others, even when we asked to be moved from our private table.) Cozumel, Mr. Sanchos.


    Disliked: Progreso, the step up/down ledges in the bathroom and balcony because he kept tripping on them, the confusing paths to get to where he needed to go, the wait to get off the ship, paying Texas Taxes on our liquor. (A couple who we took bus transfer back to car had their liquor and said they had no idea they were to get a tax stamp, so now we are wondering if we really were supposed to or not. We bought our liquor on the ship and at the Cozumel port shop.)


    Memorable Event: When the cruise guest walked on to the talent show stage with toilet paper hanging from underneath of her short dress. It dropped on to the stage without her realizing it. The stage hand came out after her and scooted it off the stage with his shoe.


    Best food: Frog Legs basted in garlic butter and Melting Chocolate Cake


    Best Drink: Diet Coke with Whiskey (Mine was the Tiramisu and the Mocha Chocolate Getaway)

  10. We have cruised on it in February 2014 and we loved it. As a matter of fact I just booked a last minute cruise for June 2 by myself. Hope that helps.



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    We will also be on the June 2nd cruise out of Galveston.

  11. I just received notification that the dress I ordered for the cruise is not going to be shipped until a few days after we leave. I don't have another elegant dress. Will I fit in if I am only wearing a church dress or should we plan to not go to MDR that night?

  12. I purchased the Mexico Sim Card and will trade out the Sim Card on my unlocked Iphone 4 that I no longer use. It is no longer activated with ATT, so I can feel comfortable that I will not have a surprise bill. I added 1.5gb data package as well.

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