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About sw33twif3

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    New Orleans, LA, USA
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    SciFi, reading, walking, camping, growing oranges, riding motorcycles, cruising
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  1. Depends on the port. If I've been there many times, I wont do much more that shop or not even get off the ship. If I haven't been there before, I try for a Carnival excursion that is more cultural, so I can learn something about the people and history of the location. I also do research about the locations so I can go out on my own if I wish.
  2. Mardi Gras Transatlantic cancelled. So rebooked on Magic for end of September. Still on...
  3. Coffee from the Coffee shop. Sit on deck and watch the sun rise. Go to stateroom, get wife, go to seaday brunch. Go to Serenity Deck with book and towel. Get beer bucket and chill until hungry. Grab some food (usually a couple of burritos) and bring back to wife. Nap and read through afternoon. Get ready for dinner about 4pm or so. Hang out in Alchemy Bar until dinner. Early sitting in dining room. Back to Alchemy Bar. Catch a show or comedy club. Go dancing somewhere. (Casino area or Atrium). Grab another drink at Alchemy Bar. Sleep.
  4. First cruise of the "modern" era was Carnival Conquest out of New Orleans when it was first launched and New Orleans was her home port. Loved the ship and crew. And had a blast with my wife on this first cruise together. Every time the C. Conquest has come back to New Orleans we have sailed on her. Still my favorite ship.
  5. I've had the same issues. Now I get my neighbor to check my mail.
  6. Did have the transatlantic scheduled, but Carnival cancelled due to delays in the shipyard providing the ship on time. But do have another cruise scheduled at same time. Was able to move the money and fees over to a new cruise. At a discount.
  7. I have a spa cabin booked for Carnival Magic in September. I guess I will baking in the sun!
  8. Worst cabin I ever had was aft on the Carnival Fantasy. We were aft in R200s. One night either an engine or propeller goes out and the whole aft section is shuddering all night. Next day in port we get notice that this will continue until we get to home port (New Orleans) and they can get parts. Certainly made sleeping difficult the rest of the cruise.
  9. Thanks for the review! I just booked for Sept 2020.
  10. I drink water. I do bring my own mixers to put in a bottle of water.
  11. I will be on the same cruise. I'm booking flights through Carnival. That way if the cruise is cancelled, they have to cover flights, too.
  12. Try a cruise out of New Orleans! So much fun watching those big ships turn around in the Mississippi River!
  13. Once we scheduled for a cruise and did not have the choice of early dining because Plats and Diams had taken them all. No FTTF either. So, we took YTD. It was okay. But much prefer 6pm.
  14. I've found food pretty consistent. Only place service was inconsistent was in MDR. That depends on training and time of service. I've been on small and large ships. If you have new staff still training, they can get orders mixed up--or you might get cold food. That happened to me once. I sent it back and was brought a hot plate by a head waiter who apologized. If a crew is nearing end of contract, they do move a little more slowly--but they are exhausted. I try to cut them slack. They work hard and ridiculous hours. I try to tip well. I'm in a service field myself. I know what it is like to work long hours for little appreciation.
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